GREENSBORO, GA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/01/12 -- The AAA Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation offers locals and destination travelers luxury, special activities and vacation packages for a perfect holiday getaway. From ice skating in the beautiful Pavilion to indulgent spa experiences to sumptuous Thanksgiving and Christmas dining and a grand New Year's Eve celebration -- they're all part of the luxury Georgia resort's charming Southern hospitality.
Fire & Ice Package
Available November 18, 2012, through February 24, 2013
•Luxurious hotel accommodations in a resort-view guestroom •Unlimited ice skating •Valet parking for one vehicle per night •S'mores turndown amenity •$100 food and beverage credit per day •Starting at $329 per night, exclusive of tax
Breakfast with Santa Package
Available November 24, December 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2012
•Luxurious hotel accommodations (one or two nights) for four in a resort-view guestroom •Admission to Breakfast with Santa, includes breakfast gratuity •Starting rates: $369 Friday for one-night stay only; or $309 per night Friday and Saturday, two-night stay required, exclusive of tax
To book an unforgettable luxury Georgia getaway this holiday season, please contact the Lake Oconee resort at 800-826-1945 or visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/ReynoldsPlantation/Default.htm.
SEASONAL ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Ice Skating Rink Opens for the Season
From November 18, 2012, through February 24, 2013, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. & 4 to 8 p.m.
Each year, The Lodge creates a dreamy 5,000-square-foot ice skating rink in the Pavilion. Healthy winter exercise and fun are accompanied by hot cocoa or hot apple cider. Skating is complimentary for resort guests; non-resort guests price per session is $30 for children 12 and under; $40 for adults (price includes skate rentals, if needed).
The Linger Longer Express Gingerbread Train Station Display
Daily from November 21 through December 31
A traditional favorite, this year's annual gingerbread masterpiece is the Linger Longer Express Train Station recreated from gingerbread, sugar, candy and lots of love. Children of all ages will love the intricate Christmas-themed spectacle created by the Georgia resort's talented pastry chefs.
Gingerbread Decorating Workshops
Available Saturdays; November 24, December 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 2 p.m.
The season's sweetest treats are featured in these workshops. Would-be pastry artists of all ages are invited to work decorative magic on gingerbread houses festooned with frosting, marshmallows, gumdrops and peppermints. $60 per house, plus tax and gratuity. Space is limited and reservations are required; please call 706-467-7059.
Exclusively for Resort Guests:
Tree Lighting Ceremony and Reception by Lake Oconee
Wednesday, November 21 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Jolly Old St. Nick will launch the Christmas season with the luxury resort's official 11th annual Christmas tree lighting. Experience Santa's unique arrival, sing along with carolers, sip on hot cocoa and marvel at thousands of twinkling lights.
Santa's Segway Experience
Available daily from November 24 through December 28 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. by reservation
A truly memorable way to explore the scenic beauty of The Lodge's lakeside setting is on Santa's Segway -- each adorned with seasonal decorations, lights and antlers. $135 per rider for 90 minutes, limited availability. Riders must be 12 years or older. Reservations are required at 706-467-7130.
Linger Longer Holiday Express (complimentary)
Available for rides daily from November 21 through December 31 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
All-aboard! The Linger Longer Holiday Express is a favorite way to see the decked out grounds of this Lake Oconee golf resort.
Story Time with Mrs. Claus & Dooley, The Lovable Resort Mascot (complimentary)
Available on December 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 1 p.m.
The most lovable human and most irresistible dog, the Georgia luxury resort's chocolate lab Dooley, will charm little ones with classic Christmas tales on Saturdays in December. Santa's Helpers will provide each child with a holiday surprise. (No reservations required.)
"St. Nick's Flicks" for the Family (complimentary)
Available on December 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 2 to 6 p.m.
Holiday movies, served with fresh-popped popcorn, are screened on Saturdays during December. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Ritz-Kids "Elves in Training" Night Out, Fridays and Saturdays in December
Available December 1 through December 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Santa's elves certainly know how to craft the best toys and they'll be here to help little elves construct their own creations. $75 per child includes activities, materials and dinner. Space is limited and reservations are required; please call 706-467-7130.
Elf Tuck-ins with Special Treats, Saturdays in December
Available on December 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Children will be treated to a reading of "T'was the Night Before Christmas" in their guestroom at bedtime and a copy of a Santa-autographed book. Milk and cookies will complete the evening before they're snuggled into their beds for a good night's sleep. $35 per room. Space is limited and reservations are required; please call 706-467-7130.
WINTER INDULGENCES AT THE AWARD-WINNING RITZ-CARLTON SPA
Many seasonal luxurious treatments certain to relax, de-stress and delight are offered at the Georgia resort's spa this season including: Tranquility Facial to de-stress and re-charge during the holidays; Winter Surrender to relieve tension and stress; Rekindle the Flame for couples to re-connect during the hustle and bustle; and Celebration Hair & Makeup Special to beautify for the holidays.
For more information about this luxurious Georgia spa, please contact The Spa at 706-467-7185.
FABULOUS FESTIVE DINING FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Thanksgiving Brunch & Chef Challenge in The Grand Ballroom
Thursday, November 22; Seatings from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. and from 2 to 4 p.m.
Guests will enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving Brunch, and the opportunity to judge a Chef Challenge -- a true holiday culinary face-off. This exciting feast includes breakfast favorites, caviar, seafood, salads, international cheeses, hot entrees and special desserts. Price is $70 for adults; $35 for children, ages 12 and under, exclusive of tax and gratuity.
Thanksgiving Dining at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
Thursday, November 22
All-Day Dining at Gaby's by the Lake, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Dinner at Georgia's Bistro, 5:30 to 10 p.m.
All-Day Dining at Linger Longer Steakhouse, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
This holiday season, experience unforgettable family vacations in Georgia with Thanksgiving-inspired specials at each of the restaurants, along with the customary menu.
Pajama Breakfast with Santa and His Elves on Saturdays in The Ballroom
Offered on November 24, December 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Santa will greet families at these Saturday morning breakfasts. Special kids' buffet features miniature pancakes, muffins, waffles and other treats. $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 12 and under, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Santa will pose with children for keepsake photos for an additional fee.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dining at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
Monday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 25
All-Day Dining at Gaby's by the Lake, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
All-Day Dining at Linger Longer Steakhouse 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (closed Christmas Day)
Dinner at Georgia's Bistro, 5:30 to 10 p.m.
New Year's Eve Dining at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
Monday, December 31
Four-Course Menu at Georgia's Bistro, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Holiday Fare & Wine Pairings at Linger Longer Steakhouse, 11:30 to 10 p.m.
Special New Year's Eve Menu at Gaby's by the Lake, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
306 South Main rocks in the New Year in The Lobby Lounge, 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
For all dining reservations, please call the luxury hotel's Guest Relations Team at 706-467-7059.
The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
1 Lake Oconee Trail
Greensboro, Georgia 30642
About The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
An AAA Five Diamond luxury resort ranked number 10 among Condé Nast Traveler's "Top 100 U.S. Spas," The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation is known for its meticulous Ritz-Carlton service enhanced by an abundance of gracious Southern hospitality. Situated within Reynolds Plantation on 30 acres of stunning shoreline property on Georgia's Lake Oconee, the golf resort features access to 99 holes of championship golf designed by Bob Cupp, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Rees Jones. Additional highlights include: 251 beautifully appointed rooms with resort and lake views; a 26,000-square-foot, full-service spa and fitness center; more than 18,000 square feet of Georgia event space; fine low-country cuisine at Georgia's Bistro, updated classics at Linger Longer Steakhouse, casual dining at Gaby's by the Lake and lakefront Chiminea dining; and outdoor family vacation activities ranging from fishing, swimming, waterskiing, jet skiing, paddle boarding and wakeboarding to horseback riding and hiking. For more information and hotel reservations, please call toll-free (800) 826-1945, (706) 467-0600 or visit www.ritzcarltonlodge.com.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 80 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. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR)
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