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Vienna – August 2016: During Advent the guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna go on a magical journey into the world of the Nutcracker. The motto of “The Nutcracker’s Dream” spreads Christmas cheer and turns special occasions into unforgettable experiences.

During Advent this year The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna is transformed into a Christmas fairytale inspired by the fantastical world of the Nutcracker. This recurring theme weaves through the entire season, adding that extra something to all of the hotel’s offers. Jean-Paul Dantil, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna:“In the Christmas season, in particular, our discerning guests are looking for unique, emotional experiences to share with their loved ones. Making each and every point of contact with our guests part of a Christmas tale seems to be the perfect way to create lasting memories for young and old.”

Highest Christmas market of Vienna´s old town
During Advent the Atmosphere Rooftop Bar is transformed into the highest Christmas market in Vienna’s old town. High above the rooftops guests can enjoy hot mulled wine and hearty treats while admiring the view across the snowy, seasonally decorated city. The charming
Ritz Stüberl, which looks back on a more than 150-year history, beckons guests to warm themselves up in its rustic atmosphere. The Christmasmarket on the roof of The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna can also be exclusivly booked for private or Corporate Christmas celebrations.

Heavenly Advent -The Nutcracker’s High Tea
Preparing and drinking red wine punch called “Feuerzangenbowle” is a typical Austrian tradition. Every Saturday during Advent we celebrate this ritual in the Melounge Lobby Lounge. Guests can savour the warmth, smell the spices and watch as the blue flames gently play around the rum-soaked sugarloaf. Each Advent Sunday The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna presents an elegant Nutcracker inspired high tea. Sweet and savoury delicacies specially created by our very own culinary team are lovingly arranged on a monumental étagère. While guests delight in a welcome glass of sparkling Roderer Crystal champagne, followed by a delicious Advent cocktail and finest tea creations, they are invited to listen the angelic sounds of the Christmas choir.

Advent steak brunch
The hotel’s Dstrikt restaurant offers Vienna’s only steak brunch, which exudes Christmas flair during Advent. Regular highlights such as the buffet in the kitchen, free-flow champagne, the Bloody Mary cocktail bar and an extensive steak a la carte menu are combined with Austrian Christmas specialities to create a unique seasonal feast.

The Nutcracker’s Dream
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Vienna is also inspired by the dream world of the Nutcracker’s Clara. The urban oasis of relaxation and calm has created a special spa treatment for the pre-Christmas season, which can also be booked for two. In “The Nutcracker’s Dream”, guests embark on a unique journey: After an ear candle ritual and a massage performed with almond oil and honey, a relaxing bath with seasonal oils awaits. This special package is rounded off with delicate Christmas tea and homemade nut cakes.

Christmas treats in a glass
The D-bar serves not only cocktails, but experiences. The main focus is on classic cocktails with a modern twist. Smoked drinks, barrel-aged cocktails and seasonal specialities with molecular influences, paired with entertaining service ensure that guests have a memorable time. During the Christmas season guests can sample the exclusive creations inspired by the Nutcracker, while live DJ ensembles set the mood.

For further information on the Christmas programme of The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna, please contact oder +43 1 311 88.