ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - Mar 26, 2014) - After record winter weather, most of the country is ready for spring, including The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. As the ice begins to thaw, this luxury hotel in Arlington located just steps from The Pentagon is unveiling the perfect antidote to the winter doldrums: The Cherry Blossom Package. Whether travelers are ready to book a much-needed spring break or simply enjoy a long weekend, the promotion promises to be one sweet escape.
Just as cherry blossoms symbolize new beginnings, the Cherry Blossom Package encourages guests to experience the Washington, D.C. area from a new perspective, specifically a gastronomic one. In addition to daily breakfast for two at the luxury hotel's fyve Restaurant Lounge, the package includes a variety of cherry-infused delicacies. The chefs behind this Arlington restaurant and lounge's winning menu of modern American fare, for example, have devised two specialty cocktails for the package that will be available in both the restaurant and the Club Lounge. The Sweet Cherry Pie swirls together Maker's Mark bourbon whiskey, cherry juice, amaretto, ginger brandy and Pepsi before receiving a final flourish of five maraschino cherries. The Cherry Burst, meanwhile, is composed of vodka, peach schnapps, a splash of cherry juice and lemonade.
The Washington, D.C. getaway package includes two complimentary Cherry Blossom cocktails once per stay, and the experience is enough to whet guests' appetites for more. In that case, they can book a table at fyve to try some of the menu's cherry inspired specials. The cherry-crusted, fried calamari served with Kirsch-citrus aioli, for example, ensures a sweet start to any meal, while the limited-time dessert -- a cherry-cordial pyramid topped with cherry-liqueur foam and cherry ice cream -- makes for happy endings.
Of course, if guests pass on dessert in the restaurant, they can still look forward to something sweet before bedtime. Visitors who book the package will receive a chocolate-cherry shortbread cookie and a cherry-spritz cookie as a special amenity.
Cherries are not the only sweet spot in this hotel package, however. Guests will also enjoy valet parking; premium, high-speed Internet access daily; a complimentary daily newspaper; and daily unlimited Metrorail travel passes for two. Such resources enable guests to capitalize on the Pentagon City hotel's location just 10 minutes away from Washington, D.C. where they can visit national landmarks and museums. The area's best shopping and dining, meanwhile, requires very little travel -- it is all within steps of this luxury hotel.
The Cherry Blossom Package is available on weekends between March 20 and April 20, 2014. Rooms are limited, and rates start at $259 per night. For more information, guests are invited to visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/PentagonCity/Reservations/Packages/Detail/cherry_blossom_package.htm.
About The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
Located near Washington, D.C., The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City affords travelers incomparable luxury and convenience. World-class shopping, dining, museums and historical destinations are within easy access of the property as are a range of businesses. With Metrorail service just outside the hotel's front door, everything from Reagan National Airport, to downtown Washington, D.C. is just minutes away. Yet the luxury hotel's elegant 366 guest rooms and suites -- not to mention its modern-American fyve Restaurant Lounge, indoor pool, fitness center and recently renovated 19,000 square feet of meeting space -- invite them to linger on property. Guest room highlights include feather beds; 400-threadcount Frette linens; flat-panel, high-definition televisions; Asprey bath products; gourmet coffee and tea service; and inspiring views of the Potomac River. For reservations, please call (800) 542-8680, or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/PentagonCity.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 85 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).