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The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
Seamus Gallagher
Phone: (704) 547-2244
Email: Seamus.Gallagher@ritzcarlton.com

Also in May: Cocoa Lab Cooking Classes for Parents, and a Month-Long Spa Gift in Honor of Moms

CHARLOTTE, NC. April 21, 2016 -- Mother’s Day will be celebrated throughout the month of May this year, as The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte has announced the following Bar Cocoa, Cocoa Lab, spa and retail experiences for May 1 to May 31, 2016:

Bar Cocoa Sweet Treats
Presenting the ultimate dessert shopping experience and located on the lobby level of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, Bar Cocoa will feature a delectable Raspberry Champagne Cupcake throughout May, along with special-edition May desserts of salted caramel double-chocolate cookies, fresh fruit tarts and Mother’s Day sugar cookies.

Cocoa Lab Cooking Classes for Mother’s Day/Father’s Day
The hotel’s May and June 2016 cooking class schedule coincides with the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day weekends and provide an opportunity to honor parents with a memorable culinary experience. During each Cocoa Lab class, students work alongside one of the award-winning chefs of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte to learn cooking techniques and prepare menu items featuring chocolate, cocoa, dessert flavors, and fresh produce and herbs from the hotel’s rooftop gardens. No cooking experience is required, and students can savor their own creations at the end of each session. They also receive complimentary hotel parking, a recipe collection, and a keepsake apron as part of the $100 USD class fee. Each Cocoa Lab class begins with a delicious hospitality experience to be enjoyed in the hotel Lobby Lounge. Classes are scheduled for Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, June 19, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

A Day of Spa Indulgence
The Ritz-Carlton Spa & Wellness Center, Charlotte has introduced A Day of Indulgence for mothers, daughters and their friends and family. Priced at $340 throughout May, the luxurious day-package features a massage, facial, manicure and pedicure, complemented by poolside lunch at the hotel’s indoor Aqua Lounge.  Additionally, The Spa & Wellness Center is providing a special Mother’s Day treat for purchasers of The Ritz-Carlton Gift Card. The May-only Mamma ME! offering features a gift  of a Signature Honey Chocolate ME! Bath Ball with the purchase at the spa boutique of any Ritz-Carlton Gift Card valued at $150 or more. A popular and sought-after Mother’s Day gift, The Gift Card may be used for Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte overnight stays, spa treatments and spa products, retail purchases at Bar Cocoa, and dining in The Lobby Lounge and Punch Room. The Ritz-Carlton Gift Card is also valid at other participating hotels and resorts worldwide.

For dining and spa reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, or for further information on Mother’s Day at the uptown hotel, please call 704-547-2244 or visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/charlotte. To reserve an overnight stay, call 800.241.3333, visit the hotel website or contact a travel professional.