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The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Romantic Desserts, Vibrantly-Colored Specialty Cocktails and a Pop-Up Confections Kiosk in the Urban Garden

CHARLOTTE, NC – February 3, 2014 The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte is offering a special array of Valentine’s-themed delights this year, including a new series of holiday cocktails in The Lobby Lounge, a two-day Bar Cocoa satellite retail location at The Urban Garden, and sweet selections both at Bar Cocoa dessert boutique and at The Ritz-Carlton Spa & Wellness Center. Following are highlights of the hotel’s romance and holiday offering:

Valentine’s Dining and Retail Specialties

The Lobby Lounge
The Lobby Lounge will offer three Valentine’s Weekend cocktails on Friday, February 14, and Saturday, February 15. Featuring vibrant flavors and colorful white and red hues, these include a White Chocolate Raspberry Martini, the artisanal French Kiss, and the cinnamon-nuanced Hot Cherry.

Bar Cocoa
Colorful Valentine’s truffles from Norman Love will be available individually and in boxed collections, as will fresh, hand-dipped and decorated Ritz-Carlton tuxedo strawberries. Offered throughout the month at Bar Cocoa, Norman Love’s heart-shaped confections for Valentine’s 2014 include Cherish You (cherry almond), Heart of Gold (orange caramel), Wicked Game (devil’s food), Fever (red hot cinnamon), Sweet Love (dark chocolate fudge) and additional flavors.

Bar Cocoa Shopping in The Urban Garden
Bar Cocoa will present the Norman Love Valentine’s Collection at a one-of-a-kind holiday location within The Urban Garden. The location will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both Thursday, February 13, and Friday, February 14.

The Spa & Wellness Center

With treatments available to the public as well as hotel guests, The Spa & Wellness Center will be open from noon to 9 p.m. on Friday, February 14; from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, February 15; and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 16. The following special spa selections will be presented throughout the Valentine’s month of February:

Sweet Cheeks Facial
A quenching and replenishing facial which features hydrating strawberry and rhubarb to reawaken dry, thirsty skin. Hyaluronic acid helps to smooth and plump. $130

Sweet Retreat Scrub
A hydrating exfoliation using a sweet cream scrub, finishing with a light, moisturizing body milk massage. $135

Hot Stone Massage
The warmth of heated stones penetrates and relaxes muscles, easing body tension and helping to increase circulation. Guests may select a preferred scent of the Valentine season, choosing from:

  • Pure Love Blend -- A romantic and sensual blend of lavender, patchouli, and sweet orange
  • Rose -- Bringing balance and harmony while elevating mind and spirit
  • Chocolate - Known to open the heart chakra and provide healing on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels
  • $195


Valentine’s Day Massage Delight
A complimentary glass of Champagne will accompany all Tandem Massage treatments on February 14, 2014.

Bourbon Vanilla Manicure and Pedicure
An indulgent experience which includes a bourbon and vanilla aroma exfoliation, followed by a sweet vanilla cream massage and application of a favorite color of the season. $105

Valentine’s Gifts: The Ritz-Carlton® Gift Card

Available for purchase at The Spa & Wellness Center, The Ritz-Carlton Gift Card is a popular Valentine’s gift and may be used for Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte overnight stays, spa treatments and products, retail purchases at Bar Cocoa, and dining at Urban Sip and The Lobby Lounge. The Gift Card is also valid at many other participating Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts.

For dining and spa reservations, and for further information on Valentine’s Day at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, call (704) 547-2244 or visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/charlotte. To reserve an overnight stay, call (800) 241-3333, visit the hotel website or contact a travel professional.

For media inquiries, please contact:

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
Seamus Gallagher
Phone: (704) 547-2244
Email: Seamus.Gallagher@ritzcarlton.com