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Vienna, December 2016: In the city of waltz the ball season reaches its peek during January and February, where more than 450 ball events take place in Vienna. Guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna may fully indulge into authentic Viennese ball culture and follow the world-famous three-quarter rhythm like the local community loves to do it by tradition.

During January and February Vienna´s ball season offers more than 200 hours of dancing. By tradition, every ball event is officially opened by a Viennese Waltz performance, followed by the words “Alles Walzer”, in English “Everybody waltzing”, before the dancing couples aim for the dance floor. The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna offers guests authentic options to experience a ball day in Viennese style.

The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna is located directly in the heart of Vienna, surrounded by many of the exclusive historical ball venues, such as the Imperial palace and the State Opera House. Guests may practice the famous dancing steps during the daily “Waltzing ceremony”, when the masterpiece of Johann Strauss “By the Beautiful Blue Danube” sounds softly throughout the hotel lobby. Those guests seeking a private Waltzing lesson can find a world-class dancing school only a two-minute walk from the hotel. Even some of the Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna are more than pleased to give a crash course to guests eager to learn how to move to the rhythm of Vienna´s waltz.

At The Ritz-Carlton Spa guests intending to visit a Viennese ball can start their preparations for this unique happening with a holistic beautifying program. For the ultimate spa experience, guests may be pampered by the Imperial Rose Ritual, inspired by Empress Sissi and her beloved walks through Vienna´s Imperial rose gardens. The hair conditioning treatment will make the hair silky, shiny and gives some volume for sophisticated evening hairdos. Make-up applications with exclusive, mineral cosmetic products and beautifying program of hands and nails add the final touches for the perfect elegant ball look.

When the sun sets guests are invited to enjoy a sparkling glass of champagne in the elegant surrounding of the Melounge Lobby Lounge, before heading out to follow the rhythm of Vienna all night.

For further information and inquiries at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna please contact +43 1 311 88 or