ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwired - Nov 6, 2015) - The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is saluting this fall's 50th Anniversary of the Gateway Arch with a new overnight package celebrating not only the iconic city monument, but also the spirit of giving that comes this time each year. The hotel's new Gateway to the Holidays overnight package is highlighted by a luxury stay offered through year-end, and by inclusion of a uniquely personalized holiday "gingerbread brick."

What is a "gingerbread brick"? The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis will honor both the city's Arch and the holiday season with a special version of the famed landmark -- an edible replica made completely of gingerbread bricks. Joyfully decorated for the holidays, the hotel lobby arch is created with 250 pounds of flour, 50 pounds of molasses, two pounds of ginger and 125 pounds of royal icing. Beneath it lies a wonderland of miniature Forest Park attractions, including a tiny St. Louis Zoo, Muny, Boat House and Ice Rink.

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis Gingerbread Arch is divided into gingerbread bricks which may be "purchased" and then personalized in frosting with the name of the purchaser. The cost of each brick is $25 USD, with all brick proceeds to be donated to support children's programs at the city's Ronald McDonald House.

The Gateway to the Holidays package at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is priced from $239 USD per night and includes:

  • Deluxe 16th-floor Arch-view accommodations on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday night
  • One personalized brick on the St. Louis hotel's holiday Gingerbread Arch
  • Breakfast for two in The Restaurant or served in-room
  • Overnight parking

The Gingerbread Arch at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is part of the luxury hotel's much-anticipated season of holiday celebrations, including Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts, the beloved traditions of Teddy Bear Tea and Brunch with Santa, and special holiday dining events in the acclaimed Grill. Friends and neighbors can also welcome 2016 in style, with two hotel celebrations planned exclusively for the New Year's holiday.

About The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is conveniently located in the heart of the St. Louis suburban business and shopping district of Clayton, just minutes from downtown and the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. An upscale, highly walkable community, Clayton offers more than 80 restaurants and shops within an easy stroll of The Ritz-Carlton. For more information about the hotel, visit, or request reservations by telephone at 800-241-3333, online at or through a travel professional. Located at 100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63105, the hotel may be reached directly at 1-314-863-6300.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 90 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 40 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at, and for the latest company updates, visit The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

Contact Information:

Bonnie Crail
Crail Communications
Phone: (951) 244-4524

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
100 Carondelet Plaza
St. Louis, Missouri 63105
Phone: (314) 863-6300