Friday, October 10th, 2014

The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner Celebrates Halloween With the Largest Pumpkin in Northern VA and More Fall Favorites

MCLEAN, VA -- (Marketwired) -- The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner will celebrate Halloween in a "big" way this year with the arrival of The Great Pumpkin. Weighing in at 600-800 lbs., this will be the largest pumpkin on display in Northern Virginia. And the luxury Tysons Corner hotel is ready to celebrate.

Beginning on October 10, visitors to the luxury hotel's lobby will come face to face with The Great Pumpkin and his little pumpkin friends, with the surrounding haystacks, cornstalks and scarecrow helping to create the right autumn ambience. But it's the exciting lineup of events that really rings in the season. Guests will have their choice of activities, from indulging in pumpkin-inspired pampering, to relaxing over a variety of seasonal sips, to bringing the family together for some good, old-fashioned fun at pumpkin-carving classes and more. The Great Pumpkin, it turns out, heralds great fun for everyone.

The Day Spa
Drawing on its tradition of using natural ingredients for effective spa treatments, The Day Spa has harnessed the power of pumpkins for its latest facial. This season's favorite vegetable imparts a bright, healthy glow to tired skin while simultaneously fighting the signs of aging. Spa guests can luxuriate in the warm, familiar scent during the treatment, which includes cleansing, exfoliating, a facial massage, a pumpkin peel and an intense moisturizing application.

Pumpkin Peel Facial: 50 Minutes, $140; 80 Minutes, $199

Entyse, Wine Bar & Lounge
Pumpkins aren't just for pies anymore. At the elegantly relaxed Entyse, visitors can explore the possibilities and nuances of pumpkin-inspired delicacies, ranging from martinis to macaroni.
Spicy Pumpkin Martini
Pumpkin Whiskey Milkshake, featuring Bowman Brothers Whiskey
Pumpkin S'more Bar, featuring a graham-cracker base, pumpkin pie, sugarcane marshmallow and Nutella powder
Bacon, Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese, served in baby pumpkins

Pumpkin Carving Classes
No Halloween is complete without a jack-o-lantern, and Executive Chef Chris will make sure aspiring goblins have the most impressive ones on the block. Chef Chris and his ghoulishly talented team will guide children through the creative process, introducing new techniques and expert opinions along the way, to produce pumpkin lanterns worthy of display this Halloween. Participants will feast on terrifying treats during the classes to ensure they have both the stamina and the inspiration necessary to create monstrous masterpieces. Classes include all the elements needed to assemble a jack-o-lantern and are suitable for children ages 6 and older. Guests will also be able to enjoy a visit to our spooky Haunted House.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Seatings at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
$50 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity

Halloween Scary Tea
Only on Halloween does Afternoon Tea assume such a frightfully delightful appearance. Mini-monsters are invited to don their favorite costumes and arrive at the Halloween Scary Tea, where a magician and creepy-crawly photo booth promise plenty of thrills and chills. Ghastly guests will also enjoy treats straight from the witch's cauldron, like Hair-Raising Ham-and-Cheese Fingers, Dracula's Dark Chocolate Mousse Tarts, Plump Pumpkin Cupcakes, Creepy Cookie Fingers and kid-friendly cups of hot chocolate and apple cider. Before the children leave, they'll receive a special sweet treat and a complimentary photo to commemorate the day.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Seatings at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

$65 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity

For reservations please dial: 703-506-4300

Learn more about our special events and unique hotel offers by becoming a fan of our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/ritzcarltontysonscorner

The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, located in Northern Virginia's most exclusive business and shopping district, was named among the top 50 hotels in the United States by the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards and included in Travel and Leisure's 2013 World's Best Hotels. The property offers 13 conference rooms, the largest ballroom in Northern Virginia, 398 guest rooms and a Day Spa, accompanied by exceptional dining and impeccable personal service.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 87 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, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

Contact: 
Aba Kwawu 
TAA Public Relations 
1700 Tysons Blvd. McLean, Virginia 22102
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Tel: (202) 625-8370 

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