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A Sweet Welcome for Holiday Guests of The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami

December 19, 2018

Miami, FL, Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guests of The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami can look forward to a sweeter-than-usual welcome to the coastal sanctuary this holiday season. The oceanfront Miami resort is pleased to unveil its first-ever life-size gingerbread structure, a replica of the famous Haulover Lighthouse Restaurant that once stood nearby. Located in the lobby, the 18-foot structure pays homage to the memory of a beloved seafood restaurant and Miami landmark for sailors, fishermen, Miamians and tourists in search of a great meal. The lighthouse, which stood just north of Baker’s Haulover Bridge from 1937 until it burned down in 1967, is sure to bring feelings of nostalgia to those who visited.

The resort’s talented pastry team used 180 pounds of gingerbread, 200 pounds of frosting sugar and 20 pounds of hard candy to create the edible edifice. A labor of holiday love, more than 800 hours of work on behalf of the engineering and pastry teams went into the construction of the lighthouse, which also features an actual light that shines bright, beckoning guests to stay a little longer.

Guests and the public are welcome to visit the lighthouse and are invited to share their memories on social channels using the hashtag #RCMemories.

About the holidays at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami

A wide array of holiday events welcome guests to the coastal sanctuary of The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami this season. Christmas Eve will feature a three-course dinner comprised of festive favorites with a South Florida twist. Guests are invited to celebrate Christmas Day with a bountiful buffet and ocean views at Artisan Beach House, the highlights of which include a caviar station, sushi and ceviche bar, seafood on the grill and traditional holiday dishes and accompaniments. For the final night of 2018, Artisan Beach House will be transformed into Studio 54 for a plated dinner and gala event. On New Year’s Day, guests can celebrate the arrival of the new year with a buffet brunch. Throughout the season, family events will abound, including arts and crafts and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

For a complete schedule and more information on holiday offerings, please visit the website or call (305) 455-5400. Holiday dining reservations can be made by calling (305) 455-5460 or online.

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About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, MD., part of Marriott International, Inc., currently operates more than 90 hotels and 40 residential properties in more than 30 countries and territories. The Ritz-Carlton is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information or reservations, visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com, for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc.

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Andrea Bruce Communications Manager andrea.l.bruce@ritzcarlton.com 305.970.9735

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