Saturday Morning Rooftop Tour for Hotel Guests: This summer, registered hotel guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte can enjoy guided Saturday morning tours of the hotel's rooftop herb garden and beehive. The complimentary tours will also allow guests to see the green, vegetated roof's 18,000 sedum plants in their full summer bloom. The hotel's two beehives and 100,000 resident honeybees have called the rooftop home since early 2010.
You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream: Presented July 13, 2013, 9 a.m. to noon or 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Learn how to craft home-made ice cream, working alongside the hotel's chefs in Bar Cocoa's Cocoa Lab pastry kitchen. Tips will be shared for finding the perfect balance of cream and flavorings -- a perfect session for a warm summer day. Desserts to be mastered will include The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte Signature Honey Pecan gelato. The class is open to hotel guests and the public and is priced at $75 per person (age 18 and up).
THE SPA & WELLNESS CENTER
Offering panoramic views of the heart of Charlotte, The Ritz-Carlton Spa & Wellness Center will present several special honey-based treatments this summer. The bi-level penthouse Spa & Wellness Center features four elegant treatment rooms, a luxury nail salon, relaxation and vitality lounges, complete fitness center, movement and cycling/kinesis studios, and the spectacular Aqua Lounge with swimming pool, whirlpool, poolside dining and complimentary WiFi. Spa treatments may be booked by the public as well as by hotel guests.
Honey Detox Body Treatment: This cleansing indulgence uses honey harvested from the beehives and hand-carried to the Spa & Wellness Center. The treatment exfoliates and tones, ending with a rich shea butter full-body massage fragranced with natural citrus and vanilla oils.
Honey Detox and Chocolate Truffle Signature Treatment: A true spa treat, this treatment features a light skin brushing, natural honey exfoliation and detox, and a rich chocolate truffle wrap to help rehydrate and refine the skin. After a warm shower, an included Swedish massage seals in relaxation and moisture.
The Queen City Signature Manicure or Pedicure: The Spa & Wellness Center's signature scent, Honey and Chocolate, softens the skin and replenishes nutrients, followed by a restorative hot towel wrap and careful polish application.
Freshly-Harvested Natural Honey: This summer, fresh natural honey from Cloister Honey's exclusive collection will be available for purchase at Bar Cocoa. Flavors will include traditional, bourbon-infused, wildflower, vanilla-infused, cinnamon-whipped and more.
The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte Signature Honey-Pecan Gelato: Also this summer, the hotel's signature chilled gelato delight will be presented at Bar Cocoa, offered for purchase by the pint, cup or cone.
Bar Macaron Sweet Honey Macaron: Bar Cocoa's Bar Macaron will feature a special new honey-infused French-style macaron this June through August.
Honey-Chocolate ME! Bath Effervescent Bath Soak: Perfect for re-creation of the spa experience in one's own home, this bubbling bath treat is available at The Spa & Wellness Center Boutique.
The LEED® Gold-certified Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte is located at 201 East Trade Street, at the corner of College and Trade Streets in uptown Charlotte. For further information about Bar Cocoa, Urban Sip, The Spa & Wellness Center or The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, please visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/charlotte. For room reservations, visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com, call toll-free 800-241-3333, or contact a travel professional.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 81 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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