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Doha, Qatar – 1 April, 2016 –This Spring, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha revamps its Friday lunch offering at The Lagoon restaurant with the new Picnic concept that replaces the usual weekend brunch in the hotel.

The Picnic breaks convention of the typical hotel weekend buffet brunch with its unique set up of family-style food to share brought to the table, whereby guests are welcomed with a selection of savory appetizers to start, and main courses of grilled meat, seafood, pasta and others are served to the table alongside pitchers of drinks. Outside on the garden verandah, a barbeque station, popcorn machine and other stations allow guests to add on to their meal. Children can enjoy fun activities close to their parents including the Bouncy Castle, while adults are entertained with upbeat retro music. Apart from indoor seats, groups who enjoy basking in the sun can opt for garden table seats or the picnic mat fitting to its concept.

“Our team is excited to offer guests a new way to start the weekend in Doha that is different from the usual weekend brunch, where they can enjoy the Picnic at our garden spaces as well as bright interiors that create the perfect setting for families and friends to mingle,” said Mr. Gilles Baurieres, executive assistant manager of food and beverage, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha.

The Picnic is available every Friday, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm at The Lagoon restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. The Picnic is priced at QAR 249 per person inclusive of soft beverages, QAR 349 per person inclusive of selected house beverages, and QAR 99 per child aged 5-12. For reservations, email rc.dohrz.lagoon.restaurant@ritzcarlton.com, call +974-4484 8512 or +974-4484 8000.

A popular venue for local residents in Qatar since the hotel opened in 2001, The Lagoon serves international cuisine in its casual surroundings brightened with natural sunshine from 40-foot windows and views of the garden and turquoise blue waters of the Gulf. The restaurant offers lavish buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with fresh-made breads and an exquisite dessert spread, as well as an a la carte menu and a children’s menu.

Soaring 115 meters above Qatar’s sea and desert landscape, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is an ‎‎impressive symbol of the nation’s emergence as a destination for travellers to the Middle ‎‎East. The 374-room, five-star hotel fuses contemporary styling with classic Arabic and ‎‎European design. Located on its own exclusive island in the prestigious West Bay ‎‎Lagoon district, the hotel has sweeping views, which overlook the turquoise blue waters ‎‎of the Arabian Gulf. For more information or reservations, please visit or join us on ‎‎www.facebook.com/ritzcarltondoha, follow us @RitzCarlton, call +974 4484 8000, or visit our website ritzcarltoncom/doha.‎

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 91 ‎hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More ‎than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more ‎information, or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com. The ‎Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott ‎International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR).‎