Manama, Bahrain, Dec. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

MANAMA, Bahrain – December 4, 2017The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain transforms into a wintery-inspired wonderland this December where guests will truly enjoy ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ with a wide array of custom offerings, suited for every type of traveler to revel in the true spirit of the season. From the lighting of the Grand Christmas Tree and Floating Garden Tunnel, to holiday markets, Bahrain hotel packages, lavish buffets and the New Year’s Eve: Studio 54 party – it’s sure to be a festive paradise all wrapped up into one big red bow.

Starting on December 2, the luxury hotel in Bahrain kicks off the festive season with the lighting of the Grand Christmas Tree and magical Floating Garden Tunnel. Outdoing last year’s display, the new floating garden design will feature over 114,000 meters of white and pink wisteria flowers and salmon pink hydrangea garlands, illuminated by 12,000 meters of sparkling fairy lights. Guests will also be able to enjoy holiday ballads performed by a grand choir, and savor homemade apple cider, gingerbread cookies, and hot cocoa in the much-awaited presence of Santa Claus.

Opening to guests for the first time this year will be a special Winter Wonderland Holiday Village, from December 15-16 and 22-23, featuring a variety of festive offerings including a lavish Christmas buffet, holiday movie classics, Ritz Kids activities and more. Throughout December, guests will also be able to enjoy a splendid teatime affair at the signature Lobby Lounge and Ritz Gourmet Lounge with a special menu of Christmas teas, festive pastries and glasses of bubbly. For those looking for the perfect gift this season, the Ritz Gourmet Lounge also features a selection of Gourmet Hampers filled with heavenly delights like minced pies, specialty cookies and truffle chocolates.

On December 25, the resort’s Grand Christmas Brunch will delight guests with an extravagant buffet spread featuring live cooking and carving stations, a large seafood and prime rib corner, as well as a delectable spread of heavenly desserts. Marking the grand finale of the holiday season, the hotel will host a New Year’s Eve countdown to 2018 as we transform our 9,000 square-foot Al Noor Ballroom into the famous Studio 54 complete with disco lights, party favors, an indulgent buffet and live entertainment.

Guests can also take advantage of exclusive Christmas and New Year’s Eve packages perfect for families or leisure travelers to spend unforgettable #RCMemories, while enjoying the full line-up of festive events and culinary experiences:

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, December 2, from 6 p.m. onwards, Hotel Garden

Winter Wonderland Holiday Village
Friday-Saturday, December 15-16 and 22-23, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., Al Khayma (Tent)
Price: Members and Hotel Guests: Adults BHD 18++, Children BHD 10++ (ages 4-12); Non-members: Adults BHD 20++, Children BHD 12++ (ages 4-12)

Ritz Gourmet Takeaways
December 1-31, The Ritz Gourmet Lounge
Roasted turkey-to-go family dinners can also be ordered beginning December 2 for BHD 99++. Orders must be placed at least 72 hours in advance.

Festive Afternoon Tea

December 2 - 26, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., The Lobby Lounge
Price: Adults BHD 21++; Children BHD 13++ (ages 4-12)

Bubbly Christmas Afternoon Tea

December 2 - 30, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.. The Ritz Gourmet Lounge
Price: Adults BHD 35++ (bubbly) or BHD 21++ (soft beverages); Children BHD 13++ (ages 4-12)

Grand Christmas Brunch
Monday, December 25, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Grand Foyer
Price: Adults BHD 45++ (including selected alcoholic beverages); Children BHD 25++ (ages 4-12)

Christmas Brunch at La Med

Monday, December 25, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., La Med
Price: Adults BHD 38++ (including free flow of sparkling wine); Children BHD 20++ (ages 4-12)

New Year’s Eve Celebration: Studio 54
Sunday, December 31, 8 p.m. - 2 a.m., Al Noor Ballroom
Price: Adults Early Bird BHD 60++ (Until December 10); Adults BHD 80++ (Includes gala buffet dinner, selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and a glass of bubbly before midnight; after 11:30 p.m., a cash bar applies.) 

New Year’s Day Brunch

Monday, January 1, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., La Med
Price: Adults BHD 30 net (buffet and soft beverages); Adults BHD 35 net (buffet and selected alcoholic beverages), Children BHD 18 net (ages 4-12)

Festive Room Packages
Christmas package starts from BHD 175++ per night; valid December 24-25, 2017
New Year’s Eve package starts from BHD 220++ per night; valid December 31, 2017
Terms and conditions apply.

All event prices and room packages are in Bahrain Dinars and subject to 10% service charge and 10% government levy. For additional information about The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain resort, full line up of events and festive dining options, or to reserve your stay this holiday season, please call (800) 00995, the hotel directly at (+973) 1758 0000, a travel professional or visit The Ritz-Carlton website at Follow the hotel on Facebook and join the conversation using #RCMemories.


About The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
Set within 20 acres of lush gardens and golden sandy beaches on the Gulf of Arabia, the 245-room city resort is one of the most elegant destinations in Bahrain, and a place where guests can immerse themselves in the local culture, enjoy extraordinary cuisine and explore the dazzling capital city of Manama, adding yet another level of luxury to a collective range of extraordinary experiences. Accommodations include 31 suites and 42 Club Level rooms as well as 23 well appointed, seafront villas, each with three-bedrooms, its own private infinity pool, private beach access and 24-hour butler service.

Catering to the most discerning epicurean connoisseur, the resort offers both modern and international dining experiences with its seven award-winning restaurants, including: Catina Kahlo (Mexican), Nirvana (Indian), Plums (Steakhouse), La Plage (Beach cafe), Thai (Asian Fusion and Sushi), La Med (Mediterranean) and Primavera (Italian). For leisurely dining moments or for afternoon tea, The Lobby Lounge and The Ritz Gourmet offer guests à la carte café and dessert options, while both Burlington Club and Kahlo Club entertain a more sophisticated ambience perfect for enjoying vintage spirits, premium cigars, modern cocktails (and mocktails) and light bites. In-room dining is also available to guests’ 24-hours a day.

A variety of guest amenities abound with outdoor and indoor swimming pools, an award-winning Ritz-Carlton Spa, Royal Beach Club, private marina, 24-hour fitness center, paddle boarding and kayaking rentals, Ritz Kids clubhouse, tennis and squash courts, business center, flamingo lagoon, Concierge desk with Les Clefs d'Or® Head Concierge, men’s and women’s hair salon, and shopping arcade with six luxury boutiques. In addition, the resort’s  more than 18,000 square meters (19,000 square feet) of indoor and outdoor event spaces promise the perfect venue for any meeting or special occasion. For additional information about The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, please call please call (800) 00995, the hotel directly at (+973) 1758 0000, a travel professional or visit The Ritz-Carlton website at

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, MD, currently operates more than 90 hotels in over 30 countries and territories.  More than 40 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is proud to offer The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® in which members can link accounts with Marriott Rewards® and Starwood Preferred Guest® for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at, for the latest company updates, visit and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories.  The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc.

Contact: Amanda M. Williams    				     
Assoc. Director of Public Relations                                                             						          
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