LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA, December 2023 – Fairytales and Christmas magic come alive throughout December, transforming The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi from a tropical hideaway to an enchanting retreat that is full of surprises for the whole family.
The journey begins with wishes granted, as guests are invited to join the resort’s tree-lighting ceremony with the children of the Langkawi Autism Center. Happening on 9 December at 6.30pm at the Activity Center, the Christmas tree will be adorned with baubles handcrafted by the children, while drinks and light refreshments will be distributed to celebrate the start of the season.
The Nutcracker Cafe
As guests make their way towards Langkawi Kitchen, the smell of hot cocoa, gingerbread, and baked delights will welcome guests into The Nutcracker Cafe. Inspired by the classic Russian tale, The Library has been transformed into a cosy fantasyland, where Santa, Santarina and their elves will greet you, and where you can take a taste of The Ritz-Carlton home, with chocolate Christmas creations, pastries and more for sale.
The Ladies & Gentlemen have also prepared a number of activities to keep the little ones occupied, including Christmas cookie decorating, gingerbread house decorating, a movie club, wheel of fortune and more. The Nutcracker Café is open daily from 9.00am – 6.00pm, 10 December 2023 – 8 January 2024.
Holiday Cheer At Horizon
A celebration is not complete without the likes of champagne and roast turkey, and the team at Horizon invites guests to pop a bottle of Baron de Rothschild Ritz Reserve (either Brut or Rose), for a bubbly year-end holiday. For a more hands-on experience, Horizon’s mixologists will be holding a captivating Christmas Masterclass only on Christmas Day where participants will walk away with three cocktails and a certificate, as proof of their new skill.
For afternoon tea with a view of the Andaman Sea and a festive twist, the culinary team has prepared a special Christmas-inspired mocktail and seasoned sweets and savories, such as a Christmas Mont Blanc, Cranberry Scones, and Orange Flower Marmalade Crème Brulee among others.
- Champagne Celebrations is happening from 10 December 2023 – 8 January 2024.
- Christmas Cocktail Masterclass is happening on 25 December.
- Festive Afternoon Tea is available from 2.00pm to 5.00pm, 10 December – 31 December 2023.
December Dining Decadence
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a succulent roast turkey, complete with classic sides and lavish desserts such as Christmas pudding and apple pie. Available at Langkawi Kitchen, The Beach Grill and Private Dining, the resort’s Traditional Roast Turkey brings a time-honored recipes to our tropical setting.
Guests seeking local flavors will experience an authentic taste of Malaysia while surrounded by the ancient rainforest at Langkawi Kitchen, with the Discover Malaysia set, while The Beach Grill dishes out fresh seafood and international treats with the Christmas Indulgence and their New Year’s Eve Dinner. Recline and dine with a view of the sea, while the captivating vocals of Claire Rozells and the sound of the FuNKCoustics fill the air.
The culinary maestros at Langkawi’s only modern Chinese restaurant Hai Yan have prepared a seven-course feast that champions local ingredients, for an unforgettable Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner.
A Festive Indulgence
As the year draws to a close, the resort’s award-winning The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers guests a chance to rest and re- energize with two restorative treatments: Indulgent Treat and Renew & Rejuvenate.
Indulgent Treat starts with a 45-minute chocolate body wrap, followed by a blissful 60-minute body massage, and culminates with a 15-minute chocolate facemask. For a sweet ending, guests receive a mug of hot chocolate to enjoy while gazing at the gentle waves of the Andaman Sea.
Immerse yourself in an oasis of calm with Renew & Rejuvenate, as guests will enjoy 1 hour and 30 minutes of tranquility, with their choice of one of the below treatments:
- 30-minutes Oriental Reflexology & 60-minutes Shiatsu Massage
- 30-minutes Joyful Exfoliating Back Scrub & 60-minutes Swedish Massage 60-minutes Luxury Therapeutic
- Facial & 30-minutes Essential Oil Back Massage
Bringing Joy To Ritz Kids And NADY
As families say hello to Santa in The Nutcracker Café, the little ones will meet Rudolph and friends at the resort’s treehouse-inspired Ritz Kids and Eco-Discovery Center throughout December. Combining the four pillars of Ritz Kids – Nature, Exploration, Responsibility and Culture – children can get hands-on with fun activities such as Rudolph Face Painting, DIY Elves Bracelet, Reindeer Nature Collage, Marine Life Discovery and Santa Sand Architecture.
As we celebrate the season of giving, guests are invited to support the resort’s heartwarming collaboration with Networking Action for Disabled Youths (NADY). Aimed to appreciate, support, and recognize the incredible talents of Langkawi’s local youth during this festive season, guests can take home wonderful handmade items crafted by these talented young artists, including batik frame paintings, toiletry bags, hand-painted t-shirts, tie-dye apparel, canvas bags, and more.
The NADY Charity Sale is happening 9.00am – 11.00am on 25 – 26 December at the Activity Center.
Ring In 2024 With A Midsummer Night’s Dream
For the first time since the resort’s opening, the spacious garden is transformed into a fairy wonderland, filled with twinkling lights, mist, flowers and beautiful fairies. Moving away from the traditional New Year’s Eve celebration often found in Langkawi, A Midsummer Night’s Dream sees guests transported from the hustle and bustle of the world as they pass through the colorful lights and flowers that adorn the entrance to the garden.
The wonder continues with awe-inspiring performances from aerialists, while a troupe of fairy dancers, DJ Xa and musicians fill the night with joy and music, before the clock strikes twelve and the sky is filled with fantastic fireworks.
Ensuring no guest goes hungry, there will be a variety of live cooking stations so that guests will have energy to dance the night away.
A Midsummer’s Night Dream is happening from 9.00pm – 1.00am on 31 December.
For more information and reservations, you may write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +604 952 4888. To learn more about Ritz Carlton’s stunning resort kindly visit – www.ritzcarlton.com/langkawi
Source: Press Release
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