MIAMI, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/15/13 -- Key Biscayne lends the impression of a Caribbean destination and often is undiscovered by even the most seasoned Miami traveler. With a history unlike any other in the U.S., there is much to explore in and around the Miami Florida beach resort, where guests are steeped in island history dating back to the Tequesta Indians, Ponce de Leon and fearless pirates that had "a madness for jewels and a passion for luxury." This summer, the tropical island oasis welcomes families to uncover hidden gems and create memories of a lifetime with luxury vacation packages, exclusive events and more.
Summer Beach Package: Overnight luxury accommodations in Miami, valet parking, daily internet access and unlimited use of beach chairs and umbrellas. Available through September 30, 2013. Rates starting from $269 USD per night.
Family Package, Kids Dine on Us: Overnight accommodations, daily $75 resort credit and complimentary kids meal with purchase of adult entrée. Available through September 30, 2013. Rates starting from $299 USD per night.
Discover with You: Overnight accommodations, daily $100 resort credit, daily American breakfast for two, island welcome gift and admission to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park for two. Available through December 31, 2013. Rates starting from $429 USD per night.
Full Moon Spin: For one magical evening, on the night of the Full Moon, guests can spin under the stars for an intense cardio workout on the Miami resort's Grand Lawn with the Atlantic Ocean as the backdrop. Classes begin as the sun sets and the moon rises over the Atlantic Ocean, as the evening's "Spin Stars" provide ice cold towels, refresh water and cool down spinners with spritzes of water. $25 per person. Reservations required by phoning (305) 365-4157. Limited availability. Upcoming dates: July 22nd and August 20th
Renovated Club Lounge: Located on the ninth level, hotel guests can enjoy sweeping bay views in the recently renovated Club Lounge and new family entertainment center inspired by the reflection of the sun on the water, with deep jewel tones, bright golden center with radiating reflections of dark coral and silver blues layered over the natural rich tones of the deep blue sea. A dedicated Club Concierge serves five complimentary culinary and beverage presentations daily and extends to Club on the Beach, located in an oceanfront gazebo just off the Grand Lawn. Guests with Club access also enjoy complimentary in-room WiFi, access to computer station and personalized service from the Club Concierge.
Art Sculpture Program: This season, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami unveiled an innovative art sculpture program with the local Elaine Baker Gallery, featuring eight (8), museum-quality collection of contemporary works by international artists. The art tour includes a self-guided walking tour of the sculpture installations throughout the resort via audio or smartphone technology by scanning a QR code located on the sculpture information tablet. All sculptures are available for purchase.
Limited Edition Signature Rum: Director of Restaurants Omar Saad traveled to Barbados, home to one of the oldest producers of rum, to nurture and select a specially crafted single and double-barrel from the Mount Gay distillery that was reserved exclusively for RUMBAR, the resort's Old Havana inspired bar lounge. With only 324 bottles in existence, the limited edition spirit unveils with a tropical themed soiree in its honor on Thursday, July 11th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is available for purchase for $250 per bottle.
Ritz Kids Summer Adventure Camp: Each Summer, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami holds spectacular Ritz Kids Adventure Camp for kids ages 5-12. Activities include tennis, basketball and soccer skill development, treasure hunts on the beach, oceanside fishing, pool and beach relays, arts & crafts, team challenges and weekly field trips to the Miami Children's Museum, Miami Seaquarium, Parrot Jungle, SkyZone, Miami Metro Zoo, Everglades, Blackbeard's Water Park, Lucky Strike Bowling and more. Perhaps the most anticipated activity includes feeding time with Gonzo, the Blue-and-Gold Macaw with big personality. This colorful Tennis Center mascot loves kids! *One adult counselor to five children. Available through August 23rd. One week half day session: $285 / One week full day session: $395. To reserve a spot, contact (305) 365-4300.
About The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is just minutes from the city's cosmopolitan center, yet feels like a secluded island getaway with its lush tropical gardens, infinity ocean views and the only South Florida beach on Dr. Beach's Top Ten Beaches in the U.S. list. Connected to Miami by a picturesque causeway, the luxury resort is a renowned spa destination, has four globally-inspired dining venues, which take guests on culinary journeys to Tuscany, Coastal Mexico and St. Tropez, and has the largest tennis center of any Ritz-Carlton in the world. The award-winning resort is recognized by Travel+Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Robb Report, Forbes, Tennis magazine and Golf Digest as among the world's best hotels. For additional information or reservations, call The Ritz-Carlton toll free at (800) 241-3333, the resort directly at (305) 365-4500, a travel professional or visit The Ritz-Carlton Web site at: www.ritzcarlton.com.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
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 www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR)
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