ORLANDO, Fla., March 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the second year in a row, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, will be recreating the iconic childhood fantasy experience of finding a golden ticket in a candy bar during the Easter Weekend festivities taking place March 29 to April 1, 2018 at the Orlando luxury resort.

Executive Pastry Chef Stephane Chéramy and his Pastry Team will be channeling the memorable childhood movie experience about a mystical candy maker and coveted golden tickets for a truly unforgettable holiday weekend for young children at this family resort. 

Chef Chéramy has handcrafted an exclusive chocolate bar called the “Golden Grande Bar.” The first 150 children ages 3 to 10 arriving with their family at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes over Easter Weekend will be given 1 of the 150 confections (while supplies last). Five of the bars will have the treasured “Golden Ticket,” and the recipients will be recognized on the Da Vinci Lawn on Easter Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The five lucky young guests with the golden tickets will receive a special Easter-themed amenity from the Easter Bunny plus a shipment of chocolate to their home equivalent in the amount of their body weight!

For those looking for Easter dining in Orlando, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes will also be hosting an incredible Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 1 from 12 to 3 p.m. for local Orlando residents and hotel guests alike. The buffet brunch will include a special children’s buffet in addition to the extravagant culinary offerings including champagne and assorted fresh juices; breakfast items like house-made breads and pastries, eggs, omelet station, pancakes and waffles; local cheeses and charcuterie; an ice bar with oysters, poached shrimp, crab claws, and more; hot entrees such as roasted fish, steak, chicken, and pork belly; carving stations with leg of lamb, prime rib, and red snapper; live chef action stations; and an amazing dessert bar selection worthy of even the most amazing sweet tooth. The Easter Brunch is $115 per adult and $50 per child (ages 12 and under) exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Reservations are still available for Easter Weekend and the Easter Brunch and can be made by calling 407-206-2400 or visiting Grandelakes.com.

A full schedule of Easter Weekend Activities — including the Cottontail Tea, Ritz Kids Annual Easter Carnival, Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Sunday Grande Celebration, and Easter Basket Deliveries are detailed on the hotel’s website here.

About The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Situated on 500 acres of protected tropical landscape, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes welcomes visitors with impeccable service, luxurious amenities and 18 holes of unparalleled golf. Guests will enjoy views of the gardens, lakes or golf course from their accommodations, which feature personal balconies as well as no fewer than 11 dining destinations that incorporate sustainability and culinary innovation. The 40,000-sq.-ft. spa offers the perfect ending to a day spent in the state-of-the-art fitness center or on the Greg Norman-designed golf course, where innovative programs like the Caddie Concierge and FootGolf complement excellent traditional play. While guests have plenty to explore off property with theme parks and the Kennedy Space Center close by, they can just as easily make unforgettable memories through the resort’s numerous recreation opportunities. These include kayaking, fishing and eco-tours along Shingle Creek, the Headwaters of the Everglades. For reservations, please call (800) 542-8680, or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/orlando

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates more than 90 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 www.ritzcarlton.com, for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com and to join the live conversation using #RCMemories.  The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc.

Alissa Perez
Director of Public Relations

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