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SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – DEC. 2015 – This holiday season, The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan is thrilled to delight guests with memorable moments, exquisite flavors and festive décor. All throughout this season of joy, guests are invited to indulge in a variety of holiday offerings including seasonal spa treatments, holiday menus and activities for the entire family.

As guests enter the lobby, a true festive ambience will welcome travelers with a view of the resort’s vibrantly decorated 15-feet Christmas tree and spectacular replica of the historic Old San Juan gingerbread village.

Families may enjoy the highly anticipated annual Gingerbread House Workshop and competition at the resort, where adults and young ones may let loose their inner candy artists as they compete to build a gingerbread house with icing, gumdrops and more. Led by the resort’s renowned Executive Pastry Chef Troman Felizmenio, families can enjoy the memorable activity from December 22nd through December 24th from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. The edible sweet homes will highlight the holiday décor at the hotel’s lobby area. The cost is $200 per house.

For the ultimate Christmas Day celebration, families are invited to enjoy a grand feast prepared by the hotel’s talented culinary team. The festive menu will feature Caribbean spice dishes with traditional holiday influences and a wide selection of sweet treats. Between bites, children will be delighted by Santa’s holiday cheers. Friday, December 25th, with reservations for seatings at 12:30 P.M. | 2:30 P.M. |5:30 P.M. Adults $86; Children under 10, $31.

At Mares restaurant, guests can experience a complimentary and exclusive rum tasting in the birthplace of rum – Puerto Rico. The resort is set to delight travelers on a journey of classic and original rums and historical island significance.

Count down to fun and welcome 2016 with an exciting and delicious family BBQ prepared by our Executive Chef Peter Zampaglione, accompanied by live entertainment and children activities. Thursday, December 31st, with reservations between 6:30 P.M. to 12:30 A.M. Adult, $125; Children ages four to 12, $63.

Ring in the New Year with celebratory cocktails, champagne and live entertainment at the resort’s sophisticated and contemporary Lobby Lounge. Thursday, December 31st, with reservations between 8:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. Adult only, $75 (Includes a complimentary midnight toast glass of bubbly).

To celebrate the New Year and sustain the morning energy, guests are invited to enjoy a sparkling holiday continental breakfast, delightful Puerto Rican coffee and a selection of teas at the hotel’s Lobby Lounge from 7:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

Spa guests visiting The Ritz-Carlton Spa, San Juan will find new holiday delights including a beautiful co-ed relaxation space, plus special seasonal treatments.

The following Ritz-Carlton holiday treatments, services and specials are offered through December 31, 2015, based on availability:

Coquito Body Glow (50 minutes / $150), a decadent vanilla-cinnamon and brown sugar full-body scrub, followed by a nourishing herbal spice lotion massage. Enjoy a complimentary glass of coquito, a traditional Puerto Rican holiday beverage made with rum, coconut milk, sweet condensed milk and spices.

Sugar, spice and everything nice blend together for the Pumpkin Apple Spice Facial (50 minutes / $180) a luxurious anti-aging facial created to leave your skin feeling hydrated and renewed. Our aromatic, vitamin-rich pumpkin peel will smooth away tired skin and reveal a fresh glow for the winter season.

Experience the ultimate Quantum Lifting (50 minutes / $220) this “non-surgical facelift” uses tiny micro-currents to gently exercise facial muscle, leading to an increase in collagen protein production, which tightens and restore a firmer shape for a more glowing skin.

Relax in gracious and giving hands your mind and look your best this season with our Kérastase Ritual (25 minutes / $45). The combination of essential oils and a stimulating scalp massage will restore your hair from root to tip.

Reservations are required and early reservations are strongly recommended. For more information, please visit or call 787-253-1700 Ext. 4214. Pricing is subject to applicable service charge and sales tax. Offerings, times and availability are subject to change. Credit card required at time of booking.