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The five-star Superior Hotel and its guests bring a little Christmas magic to seriously ill children 

Berlin, December 8, 2015 – In the Christmas holiday season, a time of loving and giving, The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin is providing a very special treat for seriously and terminally ill children from the Children’s Hospice Sonnenhof: Today, the beautifully decorated Giving Tree in the lobby of the Berlin hotel will be adorned with around 130 hand-written wish lists of the ill chil-dren. Hotel guests, Berlin visitors and hotel staff are warmly invited to pluck a wish list from the tree during the Advent season, to personally purchase the desired gift of up to a value of EUR 35, and to wrap the gift themselves or have it wrapped by the hotel concierges. 

On 18 December 2015, the large Christmas celebration for the children from the Sonnenhof and their families will take place in the festively decorated ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin. Lots of delicacies, singing and, of course, the distribution of all the gifts from the generous supporters will make the celebration unforgettable for the 200 guests. The children from the Sonnenhof and their siblings will have the opportunity to recite a small poem or perform a piece of music for Santa Claus. Volunteers from The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin will be responsible for the planning, organising and smooth running of the celebration. 

“Many of our employees are parents themselves and therefore care a lot about children,” says General Manager Robert Petrović on the dedication of his team. “We would like to provide an unforgettable experience for the children and their families with this Christmas celebration,” continues Robert Petrović. 

About the Giving Tree

Since its opening in 2004, The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin has been supporting the work of the Björn Schulz Foundation and has been helping ill children. The annual Giving Tree is very dear to the heart of the hotel; this is a festively decorated Christmas tree with countless wishes of terminally ill children and young people from the Children’s Hospice Sonnenhof, operated by the Björn Schulz Foundation. At the Sonnenhof in Pankow, the children can spend their final days in a loving atmosphere together with their families