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New York, NY (October 15, 2015) – The Big Apple is now preparing for ‘the most wonderful time of year’ – the holiday season. The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park has created a wide array of custom holiday offers for every type of traveler to experience the festive season in true spirit. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park provides the comfort and elegance of your home away from home.

The official start of the holidays commences with none other than the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on November 26. Create an unforgettable family memory by reserving a Thanksgiving Viewing Party with unparalleled views of the parade. Family travelers can rest at ease knowing that following the parade, a gourmet three-course Thanksgiving dinner in the classic Auden Bistro will be served until the early evening. Chef Mark Arnao’s take on the traditional family meal includes regionally sourced dishes such as chestnut porcini soup, seared Hudson Valley foie gras, roasted heritage turkey, and of course, a delectable baked apple crumble.

For the active traveler, take on the winter wonderland of Central Park with the Central Park Ice Skating package with two tickets to Wollman Ice Rink in Central Park, customized hats and gloves, and gourmet piping hot chocolate following. If the wonderland of New York’s finest shopping is more fitting, splurge with a $500 gift card to Bergdorf Goodman, two tickets to The New York City Ballet’s Nutcracker at Lincoln Center, and serene luxury accommodations when reserving the Holiday Culture and Couture package.

Culinary connoisseurs will be overjoyed with the never-ending custom food and beverage menus being served throughout the season. From holiday cocktails by legendary Norman Bukofzer to gourmet hot chocolate to festive ‘Nutcracker Seasonal Blend’ and Winter Afternoon Tea, each guest will be sure to experience the full flavors of the Holiday season. A special champagne cart will also be featured in Star Lounge for those looking for a little extra pop. Each custom menu is available seven days a week over the holiday months.

Take a moment for personal rejuvenation before the festive frenzy continues in Midtown Manhattan with Holiday Spa Packages at the first stateside La Prairie Spa.

  • Elegant Escape (2 Hours): Resist winter’s effects with the combination of a warming massage and one of La Prairie’s most hydrating facials. Includes: 60 minute Warm Stone Massage, 60 minute Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Facial and any one product from the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection. 
  • Winter Radiance (3 Hours): Quench your skin’s thirst with La Prairie’s luxurious remedies to keep skin looking clean, nourished and magnificently radiant this winter. Includes: 90 minute Ultimate Pure Gold Radiance Facial and 90 minute Diamond Perfection Body Treatment. 
  • Caviar Rejuvenation (3 Hours): Approach the New Year in luxurious refinement. Skin is refreshed and your spirits renewed with the legendary La Prairie Caviar Collection. Includes: 60min Caviar Lift Facial, 45 minute La Prairie Caviar Luxe Manicure, 75 minute La Prairie Caviar Luxe Pedicure. 
  • Receive a complimentary La Prairie Spa Bath Robe (value $150) with any purchase of La Prairie retail product valued over $999.

Skip the hassle and celebrate Christmas Dinner with a three-course, pre-fixe menu in Auden Bistro with Executive Chef Mark Arnao serving up seared scallops, grilled romaine and duck prosciutto, Hudson Valley Duck and ginger snap crusted cheesecake. Extend your hotel stay a few days longer to Ring in the New Year at the hotel with a five-course tasting menu, special champagne and caviar chart in the Star Lounge. Wake up to a New Year’s Day Recovery Brunch, available both at Auden Bistro and through in-room dining, and enjoy delicious and decadent a-la-carte menu options, sure to start your new year off the right way.

Make The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park your home for the holidays. For more information call 212-308-9100 or visit