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Guests can add stunning views, extraordinary service, and gourmet meals to their list of things to be thankful for this holiday

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – (OCT. 24, 16) – Kicking off the holiday with a line-up of festive family traditions, guests who spend Thanksgiving weekend at The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan can indulge in traditional feasts, witness the grand illumination of the Christmas tree, participate in a kids’ cookie ornament decorating activity, and take advantage of a seasonal overnight package.

Guests can leave the cooking to the hotel executive culinary team and gather with loved ones to celebrate a stress-free Thanksgiving around a bountiful buffet of traditional choices alongside dishes with a Puerto Rican flair. Hosted in the resort’s elegantly appointed ballroom pre-function area, the Harvest Buffet will feature enticing favorites including sweet potato, chorizo and corn salad, an array of artisanal local fine cheeses, a savory carving station, and satisfying side dishes. Buffet style seatings are at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. $79 per adult; $24 for children of ages 4 through 12, plus tax and gratuity.

Or, families can create a new Thanksgiving-feast tradition by experiencing a gourmet dinner that is both refined and tasty. BLT Steak will indulge visitors in a variety of holiday-inspired blackboard seasonal flavors prepared by the culinary team. Menu items include a selection of fresh seafood, prime steaks and traditional Thanksgiving trimmings followed by a variety of delicious desserts. Price a la carte. 

The tree lighting ceremony will see all seasonal decorations, including the Christmas tree, turned on at once. The celebration will continue throughout the evening with a local band performing a selection of beloved Christmas songs, while children will enjoy cookie ornament decorating before, adorning the celebration tree with their masterpieces. Santa Claus will also be on hand to meet and greet visitors.

Travelers can enjoy the comfort of home with the Reconnect Package and make the holiday weekend even more special with up to $100 USD daily resort credit, daily full American breakfast buffet for two in Mares restaurant, and a lavish shopping experience at The Mall of San Juan. Rates start from $269 for a city view room, per night. Valid through December 22, 2016.

For reservations, guests can call (787)-253-1700 or visit The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan.