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~Escape Winter in the Heart of the Hudson Valley with New Menus, Romantic Spa Treatments, Junior Chef’s Academy and More~

NEW YORK (January 22, 2018) – The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester embraces the winter season with a range of new culinary experiences, Valentine’s Day offerings and value-added packages that can be enjoyed in the comfort of the property’s luxurious and cozy interiors. Guests that want to explore the surrounding Westchester County and Hudson Valley can take part in the activities the historic city has to offer including a walkthrough of Westchester’s rich arts and culture scene at ArtsWestchester. Guests can also take a tour of local craft breweries such as the Bridgeview Tavern and Captain Lawrence Brewery, attend live performances at the nearby Capitol Theatre, and much more. The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester invites guests both locally and from further afield to enjoy a quintessential winter getaway complete with pampering, cuisine and romance.

Spa Offerings

Chocolate Kiss Facial
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester Spa is offering a Chocolate Kiss Facial for the month of February, an indulgent organic facial paired with an Eminence Organic Chocolate Mousse Hydrating Mask that will leave the skin smooth and sweet. The treatment also includes a steam, extractions, mild exfoliation, a hydrating mask and a Knesko lip mask with Vitamin E, marine collagen and rose essential oils to condition, plump and relieve chapped lips and surrounding facial skin. This 60-minute treatment is available for a limited-time from February 1 to 28 for $200.

Time Together Massage
Couples looking for a romantic getaway can experience the “Time Together Massage” at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester Spa. Enjoy customized treatments curated by massage therapists and relax side-by-side with a loved one in the Topaz Couples room. Couples can book the 60-minute spa treatment for $350 or the 90-minute treatment for $500.

Culinary Offerings

Winter Menu
The Lobby Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester launched a new menu of sharable small plates, savory main entrées, and sweet desserts to showcase different local ingredients highlighting the flavors of the season. Guests looking for a light bite can select from a variety of plates including Ruby Red Beet Ravioli with goat cheese and Meyer lemon butter; Short Rib Banh Mi with pickled cucumber and Asian slaw; and Flash Seared Yellowtail Hamachi with jalapeno and drizzled citrus ponzu. Guests looking for larger portions can choose from main entrée selections such as Hudson Valley Venison Rack with sweet potato puree, caramelized brussels sprouts, and lingonberry sauce; Lemon and Thyme Roasted Branzino with winter corn succotash, hush puppies, tomato, capers, and olives; and Goffle Farms Organic Chicken on a bed of kabocha squash risotto, rainbow chard, and lemon thyme jus. For those with a sweet tooth, the new menu also offers Warm Eggnog Cake with cranberry compote, vanilla ice cream, and a shot of eggnog; Deconstructed Carrot Cake with carrot chiffon cake, spiced carrot puree, oatmeal crumble and rum raisin ice cream; and the hotel’s signature Ritz-Carlton Cake with dark Valrhona chocolate, Grand Marnier, Candied Orange, and Bailey’s Ice Cream Shot.

Afternoon Tea Service
During the winter, guests of the Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester can enjoy traditional afternoon tea by the fireplace in The Lobby Lounge on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. The experience, priced at $49 per person, includes a choice of tea, fresh scones, homemade jam, tea sandwiches and petit fours. For an additional $10, guests can opt to include a bubbly Hudson Valley Mimosa of Lamberti Prosecco, local pressed apple cider and caramel drizzle with their afternoon tea service. Reservations are required and can be made by calling The Lobby Lounge at 914-467-5717.

Junior Chef’s Academy
The Junior Chef’s Academy at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester is a dedicated program for children ages 11 to 18 to participate in a series of exclusive seasonal baking workshops with the talented Ritz-Carlton pastry chefs. Classes will be held in the pastry kitchen of the hotel and junior chefs will learn everything from kitchen safety to baking techniques. Each student will receive a chef’s apron, chef’s hat, and set of baking tools to use during the class. Classes are a maximum of eight students per workshop, priced at $125 per student, and take place on select Sunday afternoons from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. including:

  • Sunday, February 11, 2018
  • Sunday, April 15, 2018
  • Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Sunday, October 14, 2018

Space is limited; call 914.467.5826 or email katie.pinto@ritzcarlton.com to make a reservation.

Packages/Deals

Romance Package
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester’s new Romance package is an opportunity for couples to celebrate their romance. The package includes overnight accommodations in a luxurious room, rose petal turn down service, chocolate covered strawberries, bottle of champagne and Hudson Valley breakfast for two in The Lobby Lounge or in-room dining. Couples can explore the city and enjoy wine from America’s oldest wine making and grape-growing region, tour the panoramic views of the historic Hudson Valley, sit courtside at a Westchester Knicks game, or watch an off-Broadway show at the Westchester Broadway Theater. For couples that would rather relax, they can make an appointment at The Ritz-Carlton Spa to experience the Time Together couples massage and end the night sipping cocktails by the fireplace. The package starts at $539 per night and is available for stays through December 31, 2018.

Winter Escape Advance Purchase
Guests can indulge in a winter getaway to relax during the colder months by booking the advanced purchase rate available for select stays from January 1st, 2018. Slip away into seasonal bliss with the 90-minute Winter Solstice treatment at the Ritz-Carlton Spa, enjoy warm cocktails by the fireplace in the Lobby Lounge, and a decadent meal at BLT paired with an award-winning wine selection handpicked by the property’s sommelier. Just 30 minutes from Manhattan, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester is the perfect winter vacation. Rates start at $229 for a deluxe guest room.

“Nestled in the heart of Westchester County, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester provides accessible comfort in the perfect location,” said Maureen Stella, Director of Sales & Marketing at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester. “We encourage our guests to explore our historic city, enjoy a relaxing spa treatment at The Ritz-Carlton Spa and indulge in cocktails and bites at The Lobby Lounge. Whether they’re traveling with family, friends, or a significant other, we aim to provide locals and guests unforgettable moments and an extraordinary winter vacation.”

For more information, please call 914-946-5550 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/westchester.