The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Inspires Guests for the Holiday Season

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Poised to celebrate its 30th Anniversary in 2014, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel invites guests to experience the surprise and delight of the season as the resort is transformed into a holiday wonderland with sparkling lights, sweet treats and special events. In celebration, the resort is collecting canned goods, non-perishable food items, toys, books and stuffed animals to be donated to local Orange County charities including the Orange County Rescue Mission and Miracles for Kids.

Holiday Tree at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Poised to celebrate its 30th Anniversary in 2014, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel invites guests to experience the surprise and delight of the season as the resort is transformed into a holiday wonderland with sparkling lights, sweet treats and special events. In celebration, the resort is collecting canned goods, non-perishable food items, toys, books and stuffed animals to be donated to local Orange County charities including the Orange County Rescue Mission and Miracles for Kids.

The Inspirations of the Season experience will have guests relaxing by the Pacific Ocean in celebration of the holiday. The Inspirations of the Season package includes:

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Breakfast for two through in-room dining or in the resort’s restaurant, Raya
  • Resort Fee and Overnight Valet parking

Inspirations of the Season is available November 1, 2013 through January 4, 2014 with rates starting at $475 per night.

Seasonal Experiences and Activities
The local community is invited to the 29th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Sunday, November 24 at 4 p.m. The celebration includes a festive live musical performance and, of course, a visit from Santa Claus. It might even snow.

Throughout the season, guests can also enjoy the spectacular gingerbread display created by Executive Pastry Chef Brian Sundeen and his talented pastry team. More than 400 hours will go in to creating the amazing gingerbread display that will showcase all of the Community Footprints partners the resort supports throughout the year. The display is created using fresh-baked gingerbread and a dazzling array of candy, sweets and pastries.

Guests can enjoy a relaxing afternoon with Holiday Tea. With breathtaking ocean views, Tea is served in Raya and is offered Monday through Thursday; November 18 through December 19. Seating is available at 2, 2:15, 2:30 and 2:45 p.m. Holiday Tea is $55 per person.

Children will delight in Holiday Story Telling, offered Friday and Saturday, December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, and 21. 5 to 6 p.m. A special visit from Santa is a highlight.

The resort’s furry friends can celebrate at the Yappy Howl-iday Celebration on Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This gathering of canines and their companions provides Fido with the opportunity to be photographed with the “Big Dog” himself – Santa Claus. Guests are asked to bring unopened canned or dry dog food, treats or dog toys to be donated to Friends of Orange County’s Homeless Pets.

For information and reservations, please visit ritzcarlton.com/LagunaHolidays.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel premiered as the first luxury resort along coastal Orange County in August 1984. Today, the resort is a re-imagined surfside retreat that awakens guests’ senses with its unique ocean-front setting and remarkable service heritage. The resort is the premiere destination for travelers who desire a playful approach to Southern California luxury. The resort has been the recipient of many awards over the years, but is proud to boast earning AAA Five Diamond status for the 27th year, the longest in California. The resort offers many extraordinary luxury experiences including Raya, 180blũ, The Market Place, enoSTEAK, Bar Raya, The Spa and Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment. For more information or reservations call 800-241-3333, the hotel directly at 949-240-2000, a travel professional or visit the web site at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/LagunaNiguel.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 80 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 which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at http://www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc.

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