BEIJING, CHINA--(Marketwired - May 22, 2015) - The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street and Tesla Motors, a leading luxury car brand, together present the "Tesla Tea Time" promotion from May 25 to 31, where guests who enjoy the traditional English afternoon tea at the 5-star hotel's Crystal Bar & Lounge are invited to test-drive the Tesla Model S plug-in electric car around the Financial Street area.

The traditional English afternoon tea is considered an important part of the elegant lifestyle, characterized by a relaxing setting and prestigious social functions. As early as the Victorian era, Anna the seventh Duchess of Bedford made her afternoon tea salon the most famous social event among elites and noble families. Nowadays, all kinds of creative afternoon teas are emerging to provide a wide variety of choices for guests from all classes.

The Ladies and Gentlemen at The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street and Tesla Motors are turning this tranquil form of enjoyment into a lively event, combining homey afternoon tea with active outdoor experiences. Tesla Model S plug-in electric car is a full-sized luxury liftback which was first produced by Tesla Motors in 2012. It is a car deemed to change people's lives, having won the 2013 World Green Car of the Year, 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year, and Automobile Magazine's 2013 Car of the Year awards, and adjudged as one of Time Magazine's 25 Best Inventions of the Year in 2012.

As elegant as usual, traditional English afternoon tea at The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street is keeping the premium quality of the food and display with seasonal notes and imported ingredients such as Felchlin and Valrhona chocolate, President Butter and cream, and a host of other delicate treats. The sandwich plate includes five type of delicacies highlighting the different flavors and textures of bread from Germany, France, Italy and America, enhanced with fillings made from authentic ingredients from various countries such as turkey, smoked salmon, Italian goat cheese and tomato mozzarella cheese. This experience at the downtown Beijing hotel is truly a global taste journey for afternoon tea and car enthusiasts alike.

The Ritz-Carlton Traditional English Afternoon Tea Menu

Pecan and Walnuts Tartlet
Assorted Macaroon
Seasonal Berries Almond Tartlet
Chocolate Praline Cream Puff
Blueberry Cheese Cake

Pistachio Panna  Cotta with Raspberry Jelly and Almond Crumble
Mango Chocolate Tartlet with Milk Chantilly Cream
Chocolate Mocha Opera Slice
Coconut Honey Madeleines

Homemade Plain and Raisin Scone with Clotted Cream and Preserves

Mini smoked Turkey Sandwich with Pear Chutney and Raspberry

Mini Pumpernickel with Smoked Salmon, Dill Cream Cheese and Green Tobiko

Mini Rye Bread Prosciutto, Sandwich with Goat Cheese, Arugula Leaves

Mini Mille-Feuille with Crab Meat, Mango Celery Relish and Lemon Mayo

Mini Ciabatta with Tomato Mozzarella Cheese, Pine Nut, Fresh Basil and Balsamic

RMB 318+ for two persons (the test drive is around the Financial Street area)
Dates�May 25-31, 2015 (2pm-5pm)
Tel�6601 6666-6231

Moreover, guests staying at The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street between now and June 13 will also enjoy shuttle service provided by Tesla around the Financial Street area. For more information, please consult with the hotel concierge.

About The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street
The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street is strategically located at Financial District in the city center. Business and leisure travelers have easy access to Chang'an Avenue as well as the renowned Forbidden City and various cultural landmarks. A contemporary design of glass and chrome with Oriental influences, the hotel's 253 guest rooms are well appointed with luxury amenities and technological conveniences. Dining facilities include three signature restaurants and a lounge and bar serving Chinese, Italian and everyday cuisines. A 1,500 square-meter full-scale lifestyle spa with an extensive health club are featured alongside spacious function rooms and a ballroom divisible into three salons.

The hotel recently won numerous accolades including "World's Best Business Hotel 2013" in Travel + Leisure (U.S.A.) and "Readers Choice 2012" and "Gold List 2013 - The World Best Place to Stay" in Condé Nast Traveler (U.S.A.).

To enquire about our services or make a reservation at The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street, please call (86 10) 6601 6666 or visit

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 89 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. For more information, or reservations, visit the company web site at or The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ).

Contact Information:

Cecilia Ning
Director of Public Relations
1 Jin Cheng Fang Street East
Financial Street, Beijing 100033, China
Direct Telephone: (86 10) 6629 6660
Direct Facsimile: (86 10) 6629 6692