For some, Valentine’s day is that one day during the year that you can get overwhelmed with the pomp and circumstance and you forget what the day was meant for, to show love. Atlanta’s Ritz Carlton Buckhead, has chosen to show love not only on Valentine’s Day, they have events and specials the whole month long. For its very first year, Haute Chocolate Experiences, Stir Chocolate Fantasies is the premise for the month long celebration. Festivities include: Chocolate Inspired Spa Treatments, Cocktails and their signature afternoon tea. A true ode to chocolate, Ritz Carlton Buckhead goes where no hotel has gone before, to extreme chocolate paradise.
Beginning on Wednesday, February 1, guests can divulge in the pleasuring of the senses. Feel the soothing exfoliation of the Chocolate and Cherry Facial at the Ritz Carlton Buckhead Spa. This is sure to stimulate the senses and leave you feeling soft and refreshed. Although you missed the Royal Wedding you can still wear your most elegant hat to taste the treats at Chocolate Afternoon Tea. More filling than you would ever imagine, for $34 you can indulge in delights such as Chocolate Chip Cherry Scones and a Milk Hazelnut Torte. Don’t worry there’s also a Flourless Chocolate Brandy Cherry Cake for my gluten-free attendees.
Whether you like your drinks shaken or stirred, mixologist Christa Sladky, has created two signature cocktails available Feb. 1-14 in the Lobby Lounge, that will be sure to appease your chocolate fix. The White Chocolate Cherry Martini is a romantic blend of house-infused cherry brandy, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur and Stoli® Vanil.
Do you feel like getting chocolate wasted? On Jan. 14-Feb. 26, head over to the Lobby Lounge for a cup of Hot Cocoa at the Haute Chocolate Bar. This isn’t your grocery store cup of chocolate that most of the powder remains at the bottom of the cup (gross), it is the most delicious selection of ingredients all made in house that will guarantee that you’ll never want a store bought box of hot chocolate again. Flavors include Red Berry Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate Caramel and if you want to take a walk on the wild side try the Spicy Dark Chocolate made with Valrhona Grand Cru Guanaja, Don’t forget to garnish with house-made marshmallows, whipped cream or white chocolate shavings.
There are many more daily events to see at the Ritz Carlton Buckhead and if I were to continue writing about them I’ll be drooling all over the site. From Sunday Brunch, candy making classes, couples massage to even a Haute Fashion Show, there’s many days in February to fall in love with this prestigious hotel throughout the month of February and beyond. Overnight accommodations are superb with the hotel’s comfy complimentary slippers, luxurious amenities and plush robes for use during your stay you’ll find that the chocolate extravaganza is reason enough to check-in.
For more information in regards to reservations and the Haute Chocolate at the Ritz Carlton Buckhead visit: www.ritzcarlton.com/buckhead
WHEN: Various times from February 1st through February 14, 2012. Overnight packages available Feb. 10,11,17, and 16. Special spa treatments available the entire month of February.
Ritz Carlton Buckhead
3434 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30326
COST: Varies depending on what selections you choose starting at $14-$299 (Not including tax and gratuities)