|By Marketwired .||
|June 17, 2014 05:55 PM EDT||
TUCSON, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 06/17/14 -- The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain will host three days of July 4, 2014 weekend festivities, to be highlighted by the resort's Red, White and Bluegrass Barbecue and annual fireworks spectacular on July 4th. The fireworks show and holiday dining offerings are open to the public as well as resort guests.
The Red, White and Bluegrass Barbecue buffet will feature outdoor favorites including ribs, chicken, potato salad, corn on the cob and more, as well as live entertainment by a country DJ, presented from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on July 4th. Added weekend dining festivities will include the popular CORE Wine Experience and Tequila Experience, Sushi and Sake in Ignite Lobby Lounge, Happy Hour and indoor/outdoor dinner at Cayton's Burger Bistro, and day-long poolside dining at Turquesa Pool. Throughout the weekend, resort guests can also keep a lookout for the popular Roadrunner Food Truck, providing a mobile ice cream truck experience at the property's numerous swimming pools and recreation areas.
Guests staying at the luxury resort can enjoy an added family-friendly roster of all-ages adventures for the weekend, from a Cosmic Slide Party at the main swimming pool and its 235-foot water slide, to a Saturday Dive-In Movie at the Serenity Pool, to Ranger-guided night walks and hikes. Miniature golf, Friday evening stargazing, a Friday evening fireworks hike and a well-equipped Kids' Zone will also be available during the weekend. Additionally, parents can plan their own celebration as children enjoy a Kids Night Out Experience -- featuring dinner, fun and games led by the property's Ritz Kids Rangers.
Throughout the weekend, children between the ages of five and 12 can also experience a more in-depth Ritz Kids exploration and discovery program. Ritz Kids presents a child's eye look at the resort's unique Spirit of Adventure, providing full-day ($135 USD including lunch) and half-day ($70 USD) adventures focused on local animals and plant life, cowboy and rodeo activities, and the Living Desert which surrounds the property. Ritz Kids days also offer the opportunity to see and touch gentle desert critters, to learn about environmental stewardship, and to engage in guided art, culture and natural science activities at the resort. Created in partnership with Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society, Ritz Kids is designed to create uniquely meaningful, lifelong memories for young guests of the resort.
JULY 4-6, 2014 HIGHLIGHTS, THE RITZ-CARLTON, DOVE MOUNTAIN Added public dining and restaurant options are also available throughout the extended weekend. For event reservations, please call 520-572-3000. Friday, July 4, 2014 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Miniature Golf, complimentary for resort guests 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Kids Zone, complimentary for resort guests 5 p.m.-6 p.m. CORE Wine Experience, $20 USD per adult 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. A la carte Dinner at Cayton's (Happy Hour: 3 p.m.-6 p.m.) 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Sushi Experience, Ignite Lobby Lounge (Live Entertainment 6-9:00 p.m.) 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Red, White & Bluegrass Barbecue Buffet with Live Entertainment, $44 USD per adult, $22 USD per child, excluding tax, beverage and gratuity 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Ritz Kids Night Out: activities, entertainment & dinner for children. $85 USD per child (age limitations apply; reservations required) 7:30 p.m. Holiday Fireworks Hike, $65 USD. Reservations required. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Cosmic Slide Party, complimentary for resort guests 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Astronomer-Guided Stargazing Experience, complimentary for resort guests 8:45 p.m. July 4 Fireworks Spectacular Saturday, July 5, 2014 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Miniature Golf, complimentary for hotel guests 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Kids Zone, complimentary for hotel guests 5 p.m.-6 p.m. CORE Tequila Experience, $20 USD per adult 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Sushi Experience, Ignite Lobby Lounge (Live Entertainment 6-9:00 p.m.) 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Kids' Buffet in Ignite, $16 USD plus tax, beverage and gratuity 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. A La Carte Dinner & Live Entertainment at Cayton's (Happy Hour: 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Live Entertainment 5:30-8:30 p.m.) 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Ritz Kids Night Out: activities, entertainment & dinner for children. $85 USD per child (age limitations apply; reservations required) 8 p.m. Dive-In Movie at Serenity Pool, complimentary for hotel guests 9:30 p.m. Guided Night Walk/Scorpion Hunt, $25 USD/adult, $10 USD/children under 12. Reservations required Sunday, July 6, 2014 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Miniature Golf, complimentary for hotel guests 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Kids Zone, complimentary for hotel guests 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Ritz Kids Night Out: activities, entertainment & dinner for children. $85 USD per child (age limitations apply; reservations required)
About Summer at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
Located north of Tucson, Arizona, where summer's high-desert temperatures can average 10 degrees lower than at many Arizona locations, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain features three swimming pools including one with a 235-foot water slide and splash pad, and a separate spa serenity pool with private cabanas, day beds, outdoor spa experiences and an in-pool tanning island. Added highlights of the 850-acre high-desert playground include The Ritz Kids children's adventure program offering cultural activities, nature programs and archeological outings; daily family and children's hikes; biking; nightly s'mores; desert animal meet-and-greets including feeding of the resort's beloved Rocky the Desert Tortoise; stargazing and nearby ranch adventures sure to appeal to the young and young-at-heart.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Dove Mountain has been ranked the #3 Spa in North America by Condé Nast Traveler and offers indoor and outdoor fitness and movement classes, a complete fitness center, a full-service salon, and an award-winning menu of spa treatments and desert-inspired indulgences. The resort's stunning Tortolita Foothills setting is home to 27 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf which adjoin the resort, and which host professional golf's WGC Accenture Match Play Championship.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 86 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, 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).
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The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
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