The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Partners With Fitness Experts to Host "E Malama Kou Kino... Care for your Body" October 31 - November 3, 2013
With a Focus on Health and Wellness This Fall, The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Will Host a Week of Complimentary Fitness Experiences Featuring Renowned Health and Wellness Experts for Its Overnight Guests

KAPALUA, HI -- (Marketwired) -- 09/12/13 -- As part of a fall wellness focus, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua announced October 31 - November 3, 2013 as the event dates for its first annual "E Malama Kou Kino," which translates to "Care for your Body" in the native Hawaiian language. Visitors and the local community alike are invited to take part in this four-day experience at our beach resort to help balance mind, body and spirit through fitness workshops led by leading health and wellness practitioners.

The luxury destination resort has partnered with Beth Shaw and her YogaFit team; Robert Ferguson -- America's Diet Free Life Coach; T'ai Chi Champion, David Dorian Ross; Strength and Conditioning coach, Nick Tumminello; and YogaGlo instructor Felicia Tomasko to develop a diverse schedule geared towards all levels of fitness. "Mind and body health has always been a focus for The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua -- not only for our guests, but also our ladies and gentlemen and the local community," said Steven Holt, Market Director of Public Relations for The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. "We are pleased to bring together some of the most talented and well-respected fitness experts from all over the country to share their wealth of knowledge with our ohana (family)."

In addition to the workout sessions and interactive seminars for guests, participants may partake in an evening event at our resort spa, Waihua Spa. Guests' senses will be delighted with tray-passed healthy pupus, skinny cocktail bar, mini-treatments, trunk show, gift bag, raffle, retail sale and more. Tickets can be purchased by calling 808-665-7079 or visiting www.ritzcarlton.com/kapaluawellness.

The theme of health and wellness will be a resort-wide focus during E Malama Kou Kino, the entire fall season and beyond. The resort's cultural advisor will infuse elements of Hawaiian healing with traditional blessings and educational, interactive seminars while naturalists from Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment will be on hand for nature hikes, tours of the resort's organic gardens and more. The Waihua Spa and Culinary teams will also feature a wellness focus for the fall. Farm-to-table spa treatments utilizing ingredients from the organic garden will be available and new "skinny" menus will be featured at select restaurants on property.

E Malama Kou Kino workout sessions and seminars are complimentary for overnight guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Outside guests and the local community can purchase daily passes by calling The Ritz-Carlton Spa®, Kapalua at 808-665-7079. A full event schedule and practitioner biographies can be found at www.ritzcarlton.com/kapalua. Early reservations are recommended due to strong anticipated demand.

As an added benefit for fall, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua has launched two new vacation packages with wellness-themed delights available for any guests staying at the resort between September 1 and November 17, 2013. The Island Adventure Luxury package includes a $500 hotel credit and daily breakfast for two at The Terrace Restaurant while the Island Adventure package offers a $300 hotel credit. For a list of complimentary delights included in these packages or reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, please call (800) 262-8440, the hotel directly at (808) 669-6200 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/kapalua.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
The AAA Five-Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua showcases a stunning, fully-renovated destination resort offering 463 guestrooms, including 107 residential suites, boasting warm-hued wood floors, rich travertine bathrooms, flat-screen LCD televisions and Hawaiian-inspired artwork. The Waihua Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua beckons with treatment rooms framed by private garden showers, volcanic stone grottos, steam, sauna and whirlpool therapies, outdoor couple's hale (cabanas) and a fitness center and movement studio with spectacular ocean views. Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment program offers all interest levels an array of outdoor activities from land to sea, led by trained naturalists. The breathtaking island resort also features six dining experiences, enhanced indoor/outdoor meeting space, an inviting children's pool and luxury cabanas. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is nestled on 54 acres and enveloped by the 23,000 acre Kapalua Resort, renowned for two championship golf courses, award-winning restaurants and an historic pineapple plantation.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
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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Deanna Miller
Communications Manager
1 Ritz-Carlton Drive
Lahaina, HI 96753
Tel: (808) 669-6200
Direct: (808) 665-7212
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