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Doha, Qatar – December, 2015 – With the festive season in full swing, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha invites guests to revel in all the cheer it has to offer. The luxury hotel has announced a variety of special events and offers in the lead up to the New Year, ending 2015 on a high note.

Throughout December, guests at the hotel and Doha residents alike can experience a fabulous array of seasonal activities. Special appearances by Santa, cooking adventures, exquisite decorations and gourmet food presentations are part of the festive season offerings that will make this year’s celebrations a magnificent experience for everyone.

Families are invited to participate in a fun and creative Gingerbread Decorating Classes, to be held on December 11, ‎‎12, 18 and 19, with two sessions daily: morning sessions at 10am, and afternoon sessions ‎at 2pm. In addition to this, this family package includes an appearance by Santa Claus, face painting, and kids refreshments ‎priced at QR 200 per house.‎

‎The hotel Lobby Lounge will welcome visitors through offering a traditional afternoon tea with a ‎festive twist between December 16 to 30. Guests can savor an irresistible selection of finger sandwiches, pastries and scones, alongside a ‎selection of fine teas.‎

The Ritz-Carlton Culinary Academy will host two classes on December 12, with morning session at 10am highlighting Christmas Yulog and Gingerbread Cookies ‎and afternoon session at 3 p.m. presenting a festive dinner: traditional Christmas turkey dinner with sweet potatoes, apple sage stuffing, maple glazed carrots and spiced pumpkin pie.

“Whether visitors are looking forward to a cozy, traditional Christmas or a night of ‎revelry on New Year’s Eve, we are offering a range of activities that guests can take advantage of to create unforgettable ‎memories. For the gastronomes looking ahead to the festive feasts, our culinary team has put ‎together exceptional menus featuring the season’s best dishes,” said Erden Kendigelen, General ‎Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

On December 25, those looking to add Italian zest to their Christmas meal, ‎Porcini is offering the ‎option of an authentically Italian 4-course menu of tantalizing Christmas delicacies. La Mer restaurant will offer a contemporary fusion ‎cuisine with ‎festive flavor. Christmas Day Brunch in The Lagoon restaurant will be complemented by live ‎cooking stations and festive decor

The countdown and celebrations for the New Year will be accompanied by a lavish buffet dinner ‎of ‎Middle Eastern classics in The Lagoon whilst Porcini will feature feasts of mouth-watering delicacies for ‎those craving more indulgent celebrations. In addition to this, ‎Habanos restaurant will amp up the festivities with a live band performance. Those seeking a livelier ‎celebration can join in to the celebrations in the Admirals Club to count ‎down to the New Year ‎and watch the balloon drop.

For guests who plan to stay over the weekends and Festive period, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is offering a festive stay and escape to an exclusive Middle Eastern destination with our signature weekend packages, designed to pamper and rejuvenate. For more information please contact us at +974 4484 8000,or visit ritzcarlton.com/doha