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VIP experience to include memorable culinary experiences and luxury rides with Bentley

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 2016 –The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh invites families to break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan at The Ritz VIP Lounge, an exclusive experience for families and friends to enjoy the time of togetherness in a luxurious setting

The delicious Iftar featuring cuisines from around the world and the finest delicacies, will be hosted in the hotel’s opulent ballrooms, exhibiting the The Ritz-Carlton’s heritage of gold-standard service and hospitality.

The luxury experience starts with a VIP pick up in a Bentley car to escort guests to The Ritz VIP Lounge. The experience is made special with a seperate red carpet entrance, where guests will be personally escorted by butler service to the tent. In addition, guests will be able to access and enjoy the drinks station, where they can interact with the Ritz-Carlton mixologist while their special drinks including Princess of China and Souk spiced Masala Chai are being prepared*.

As the sun sets, the famous Ritz-Carlton ballrooms will open up for guests to enjoy a  memorable Iftar. The buffet will feature a wide selection of traditional Saudi Arabian fare as well as Lebanese, Egyptian, Indian, Asian and global cuisine with a number of live cooking stations offering guests an exciting and festive ambience.

The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh ballrooms feature lavish designs and decorations that present a traditional Arabian ambience. Centered in the middle of the ballroom, the Iftar buffet is surrounded by a variety of seating options for visitors, as well as a private Majlis located in each of the ballroom’s corners. The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh team were inspired to portray the spirit of the season through the use of the symbols of Islamic art and architecture, specifically from the era of Al Andalus. The cozy aura the lanterns provide coupled with mighty wooden entrances and decorative spears reflect this spirit, creating a great locale for The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh’s guests.

The main buffet set-up can accommodate up to 700 diners in each ballroom. Aside from the sumptuous dishes, The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh also has a special kids’ room for the little ones to enjoy activities such as face painting, reading, puzzles, coloring and watching movies, while parents have a relaxed and pleasant Iftar .

The Ritz VIP Lounge is sponsored by Zain Saudi Telecom, Bentley by Al Ghassan Motors, The First Group, Al Daham and Back Comfort as golden sponsors as well as The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh media partners, Saudi Research & Publishing Company and Forbes ME.

To make table reservations or for additional information on The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, please call 011-8028333 or visit Advanced reservations are recommended.

Ramadan Drinks at The Ritz VIP Lounge:

Cold Brew Arabic Coffee
Originated in the Arabian world, this innovative way of serving this historical beverage includes the way of cold brewing Arabic coffee, fresh crushed cardamom and saffron. The process takes 8 hours and will bring different flavours to this drink, including a dry ice smoke.

Souk spiced Masala Chai
House blend of spices and black tea are brewed cold for 6 hours to create a Masala Chai. The tea is then smoked with Oud and cinnamon bark, to remind of the smells of a traditional souk.

Arabian Garden
Fresh orange-, carrot-, ginger-, lemon juice are combined with bitter orange blossom water (Neroli) and local Saudi honey, scented with home made orange perfume. This drink will serve you well as a pick-me-up after a long day.

Arabian Nut-milk
Full-bodied and rich, this home made nut-milk with pistachio, sesame seeds, cold brew Arabic coffee, home made date reduction and sweet spices will refreshing and filling at the same time.

Perfect Strike
Wonderful combination of Hibiscus, fresh pomegranate juice, fragrant Taif rose water, Saudi honey and ginger are topped up with sparkling date to enliven the body and start your feast right.

Princess of China
Exotic flavours of lychee and Chinese black tea, sweetened with local Saudi honey are topped with a home made rose foam. Perfect combination of flowery fragrance and exotic fruits.