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ATLANTA, Ga. – January 12, 2016 – Inspired by the romantic spirit of Valentine's Day, The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead is pulling out all the stops to ensure guests celebrate love in luxury and culinary bliss. From Monday, February 1, through Sunday, February 14, and for the fifth year, the hotel will present its popular "14 Days of Chocolate," a calendar inspired by rich chocolate and designed to delight guests with creative culinary celebrations of romance. From a chocolate-themed Sunday brunch to special cocktails and more, this luxe schedule delivers something special and sweet for everyone.

  • Monday, February 1: Peppermint hot chocolate in the lobby
    In the main lobby, guests will be welcomed to the hotel with peppermint hot chocolate and house-made chocolate peppermint cookies.

  • Tuesday, February 2: My Sweet Valentine
    Escape to our romantic couple’s suite to enjoy a luxurious couple’s massage using a decadent blend of apricot, orange and grape seed oil to nourish and hydrate skin. Indulge longer with our 80-minute massage, which also includes sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries. $340 for 50 minute; $480 for 80 minutes

  • Wednesday, February 3: Chocolate tasting in the main lobby
    Our pastry chef and general manager will host a chocolate social reception featuring assorted chocolates alongside handmade Irish coffee. 6 to 7 p.m.

  • Thursday, February 4: Special "Mint and Six" after dinner cocktail at The Lobby Lounge
    Enjoy a festive February cocktail today only. The "Mint and Six" is a refreshing after dinner libation featuring Fonesca "Bin 27" port, fresh lime juice, chocolate mint, simple syrup, Peychayd's bitters and a chocolate mint leaf garnish. $14

  • Friday, February 5: "Stone Fruit Truffle" cocktail at The Lobby Lounge
    This "Chocolate Royale" liqueur and Ketel One vodka cocktail is topped with cream and Leopold Michigan tart cherry liqueur, and polished off with a brandy cherry garnish. Swing by The Lobby Lounge with your significant other and enjoy this unique and festive cocktail for one night only.

  • Saturday, February 6: "Break the Bark" in the lobby
    Break off a piece of the homemade chocolate bar in the lobby while enjoying homemade hot chocolate. 3 to 5 p.m.

  • Sunday, February 7: For the Love of Chocolate and Football Brunch
    Celebrate the biggest football day of the year with chocolate dessert "champions" such as chocolate macaron "hamburgers," double chocolate brownies with peppermint Chantilly, milk chocolate crème brulee and the signature Ritz-Carlton Cake. These items and more will be added to The Café's Sunday brunch. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; $75 for adults and $37.50 for children, ages five to 12

  • Monday, February 8: Peppermint hot chocolate in the lobby
    In the main lobby, guests will be welcomed to the hotel with peppermint hot chocolate and house-made chocolate peppermint cookies.

  • Tuesday, February 9: "Be Mine Valentine" Package
    Indulge in a package showcasing the best of the spa's February offerings, including the Sweet Red Rose facial (50 minutes), I "Love" Massage (65 minutes), Chocolate-Covered Pedicure (50 minutes) and extras such as chocolate truffles and sparkling wine. Please allow up to three and a half hours for this relaxing combination of treatments. $395

  • Wednesday, February 10: Macaroons in the main lobby
    Executive chef Franck Steigerwald and general manager Erwin Schinnerl will host a macaroon social reception featuring cocoa foie gras macaroons and champagne. 6 to 7 p.m.

  • Thursday, February 11: Chocolate-Covered Pedicure
    Treat your feet to a lavish "almost edible" pedicure. Strawberries gently exfoliate dull skin with natural salicylic acid and enriched vitamin C. Next, a chocolate mousse deeply hydrates, leaving skin smooth, supple and delightfully sweet. Nails are then groomed to perfection and coated with your desired polish. The 75 minute treatment also includes a warm stone massage and chocolate-covered strawberries. $85 for 50 minutes; $140 for 75 minutes

  • Friday, February 12: An evening of port and chocolate
    Guests that stay on the Club Lounge level will enjoy an exclusive port and chocolate tasting with hotel sommelier Linda Torres. 6 to 7 p.m.

  • Saturday, February 13: Valentine’s Day dinner at The Café
    Make a reservation for Valentine's Day dinner in The Café featuring a complimentary glass of champagne, a two-course dinner experience and a deluxe dessert buffet. $115 per person

  • Sunday, February 14: Valentine's Day brunch in The Café
    Join The Café for an expansive brunch spread on Valentine's Day. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; $99 for adults and $50 for children, ages five to 12


In addition to the 14 Days of Chocolate offerings, further spa treatments will be available highlighting innovative twists and utilizing romantic edibles. Ideal for those looking to pamper themselves and loved ones, the decadent treatments also offer extra delights including chocolate-covered strawberries, sparkling wine and chocolate truffles, making them unique and luxurious Valentine's Day gifts. The treatments will be available from Monday, February 1, through Monday, February 29. A sampling of these treatments includes:

  • Sweet Red Rose Facial
    Indulge and surround yourself in a decadent sweet red rose revitalizing facial treatment. Whole sweet red rose petals are combined with nourishing honey and healing lemon to rejuvenate skin tone and restore a youthful glow. This beautiful deep cleansing facial will revive your complexion and your senses. $160 for 50 minutes; $180 for 80 minutes

  • My Suite Valentine
    Escape to our romantic couple's spa suite and enjoy a luxurious massage using a decadent honeydew nourishing lotion. Indulge longer with our 80 minute massage which also includes Sparkling Wine and Chocolate Covered Strawberries. $340 for 50 minutes; $480 for 80 minutes

  • Sweet Escape
    This lavish treat begins with a natural dry full body exfoliation that removes layers of dead skin cells, as well as assists with circulation. Next, drift away as a warm chocolate truffle hydrating body mask is applied and deeply nourishes your skin with antioxidants followed by a warm wrap. As a final step to this pampering treatment, soothing vanilla lotion is applied with a relaxing Swedish full body massage leaving skin restored and silky smooth. $260 for 90 minutes

  • Chocolate Covered Pedicure
    An 'almost edible' pedicure is a lavish treat for feet. Strawberries gently exfoliate tired dull skin with natural salicylic acid and enriched vitamin C. Next, a chocolate mousse deeply hydrates leaving the skin smooth, supple and delightfully sweet. Nails are groomed to perfection and coated with your desired polish. Be tempted with the 75 minute treatment to also include a warm stone massage. $85 for 50 minutes; $140 for 75 minutes

  • I "Love" Massage
    A decadent massage is the perfect Valentine's retreat. A full body massage infused with apricot oil to heal and hydrate the skin uses light to medium pressure. Next, unwind as warm heated stones are massage along the back, neck and shoulders. To conclude, a nourishing scalp massage completes this pampering massage that you are sure to love. $240 for 80 minutes


Finally, the hotel’s luxury Romance Package features deluxe accommodations for one evening, breakfast for two in The Café, a bottle of chilled sparkling wine, chocolate covered strawberries, rose petal turndown and overnight valet parking. The package starts at $329 per night.

For reservations in The Café, please call 404.237.2700 ext. 6217, and for spa reservations, please call 404.240.7041