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Award-winning hotel entices travelers and locals alike for a memorable experience in
Central Park with its ‘Picnic in the Park’ and ‘Posh Picnic’ offerings

NEW YORK, N.Y. – June 15, 2017 – With the beginning of warmer weather and sun-kissed days, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park invites guests of all ages to revel in an unforgettable New York City experience right outside their front door – picnicking in the park. Offering guests the ease of a bespoke park experience, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park will once again be offering its ‘Picnic in the Park,’ package providing all the essentials needed for a picturesque moment. Whether seeking a mid-week retreat or a romantic weekend escape, the luxury hotel serves as an ideal location for a summer city getaway, encouraging guests to explore the hotel’s iconic front garden and create inspiring memories to cherish.

Curated by Executive Chef Joseph Lallave, the picnic menu focuses on fresh, local and regional ingredients, crafting familiar and new summer favorites. Guests receive a choice of one shared plate: Mezze Tray or Cheese & Charcuterie, choice of one salad such as Greek Quinoa Salad with Castelvetrano Olives, Cherry Tomatoes, Pickled Cucumbers, Meyer Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette, and choice of one sandwich such as Lobster Roll on a Toasted Brioche Roll. A choice of one Central Park-inspired dessert created by Pastry Chef Anthony D’Adamo such as Strawberry Crumble Bars completes the experience. Gluten-free options are available upon request.

‘Picnic in the Park’ package holders will also enjoy overnight accommodations, a Ritz-Carlton tote bag and waterproof fleece blanket to keep as a memento of their stay, an insider guide to picnicking in Central Park from the Concierge, a Ritz-Carlton kite and Frisbee, and a Central Park map.

New this year, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park has added an elevated option for this traditional offering – the ‘Posh Picnic’ package – creating a lavish culinary adventure perfect for two.  Discerning travelers who book the ‘Posh Picnic’ package will enjoy a Deluxe Park View Suite with sweeping views overlooking Central Park, and champagne and chocolate strawberries welcome amenity. Guests will enjoy indulging in Ossetra Caviar and varied accoutrements in addition to the aforementioned ‘Picnic in the Park’ amenities.

The ‘Picnic in the Park’ package is valid now through September 15, 2017 and starts at $745 USD per night. The ‘Posh Picnic’ is valid now through September 15, 2017 and starts at $3,145 USD per night. Guests already staying at the luxury hotel or locals who wish to enjoy a day in the park may do so by reserving their picnic 24 hours in advance at $85 per person. For more information call 212-308-9100 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/centralpark.