Celebrate a Magical Family Christmas and New Years at The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt

The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt Hotel Offers the Ideal Christmas Retreat to Enjoy the Holidays With Luxury Accommodations, Restaurant Packages and More


ENNISKERRY, IRELAND -- (Marketwire) -- 11/16/12 -- Christmas is a magical time at The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt, County Wicklow with an ambiance that fills guests with a sense of nostalgia and seasonal cheer. A warm welcome awaits, as guests retreat from the cold outside into the lobby where a life size Gingerbread House and open log fires bring aromas of Christmas. There will be an array of festive activities for both adults and children alike during the holidays, as preparations are made to enchant and entertain guests. The luxury hotel in Ireland is offering many new activities this year for the younger members of the family including, treasure hunts, cookie decorating classes and movies & popcorn in the dedicated children's cinema. Whilst children are occupied, adults can take a stroll in Powerscourt House and Gardens, attend Leopardstown Races or relax in ESPA at Powerscourt.

Guests can also help children of Laura Lynn House when they buy a gift from the Giving Tree which is located in the lobby of the hotel. Visitors to the hotel will have the opportunity to buy a gift from the tree for a child, who Laura Lynn House, the first hospice for children in Ireland, have taken under their wing, making this Christmas a more memorable one for the families that depend on the charity for support. All donations and gifts are given directly to the charity. This is the fourth year the hotel has hosted a Giving Tree and each year it is a great success.

The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt offers the ideal Christmas retreat to enjoy the holidays. The Festive Holiday package consists of a two night stay and is valid from December 24th until 26th, 2012 and costs from EUR 425 per night, per couple sharing. This package includes two nights accommodation in a Deluxe room, daily breakfast buffet for two in the restaurant with festive treats on arrival, including mince pies and mulled wine. It also includes a delicious 3 course plated set dinner menu on Christmas Eve for two in Gordon Ramsay at Powerscourt and a Grand Buffet lunch on Christmas Day.

Various luxury holiday packages are available online such as the Gourmet Christmas Celebration and two New Years Eve packages including celebrations in the Gordon Ramsay restaurant. For more information see http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Powerscourt/Default.htm, email: powerscourtreservations@ritzcarlton.com or call + 353 1 274 8888.

About The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt, County Wicklow
A 200-room resort showcasing Palladian style architecture, The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt offers many other attractions including two championship-calibre golf courses on the grounds, a 30,000 square foot (2,788 square meter) ESPA spa, a Gordon Ramsay signature restaurant, a traditional Irish pub and the most spacious guestrooms in the country with panoramic views over the estate. With 2,500 square feet (232 square meters) the Presidential Suite includes two bedrooms, a private dining room, secluded rooftop garden and a plunge pool. The destination resort offers the ideal venue for corporate events and special occasions, featuring 10,168 square feet (945 square meters) of dedicated meeting and conference space and a unique private outdoor Secret Garden. For more information please visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Powerscourt/Default.htm, call the hotel at +353 (1) 274 8888 or email: powerscourtreservations@ritzcarlton.com

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
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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Sinead Cox
Public Relations Manager
The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt, County Wicklow
Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry
Ireland
Tel: +353 (1) 274 9606
Fax: +353 (1) 274 9999
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