The FINANCIAL — With the summer sun shining down bright on the Middle East and schools swiftly coming to a close, it is a time for families to plan their annual escape. This summer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is encouraging families to soak up the sun and dive into a new adventure at its hotels and resorts in Florida, USA.
With an enviable range of air links from the Middle East to Florida, including Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad, families can cruise into the land of theme-parks and key lime pie with minimum stress and a lot of excitement. Family fun in Florida is in a league of its own with the entire state – be it the East Coast or Orlando or the Gulf – all geared towards catering to the young and young-at-heart with gusto. With an array of zoos and museums, shopping malls and beaches, roller-coasters and Ritz-Carltons, Florida is quite the package for a great family get-away, according to Marriott International.
The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando
Summer blooms at The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando with its sun-drenched poolside cabanas, delicious food and awe-inspiring natural beauty. Bordered by Shingle Creek, the Headwaters of the Everglades, the resort delights by enveloping visitors into 500 acres of natural beauty. Adults can indulge in a variety of activities, from a quiet afternoon at the spa to playing 18 holes on the golf course, whilst kids can forge memories that will last a lifetime with Ritz Kids activities designed by Jean-Michel Cousteau. From exploring the Grande Lakes to studying responsible trash disposal, the Ritz Kids program combines fun with education to facilitate a positive behavioral impact. Coupled with exquisite dining and impeccable facilities, this a family paradise par compare.
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, Miami
A landmark hotel in one of Miami’s most fabled neighbourhoods, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach brings together a glamorous past with a transformed contemporary spirit. Just steps away from South Florida’s dining and shopping hot spots as well as it famed beaches, this hotel is perfect for families with older children. Offering a cultural escape with a metropolitan vibe, the hotel’s laid-back, art deco vibe encourages family fun, culinary adventures and great nights out for the entire family.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Oozing Southern charm, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is a sanctuary set amidst the barrier island’s gentle ambience. Located on a grand stretch of pristine coastline, this North Florida resort is the perfect place for families to reconnect away from the bustle of a big city. Awash with a coastal spirit and gifted with stunning ocean views, the resort offers a place to take a breath and revel in the luxuries of life, from a round on a private golf course , lined with ancient, moss-covered oaks to driving tours in BMWs. For children, the resort offers a magical world of discovery from surfing lessons to Ritz Kids sessions focused on the need for trees to inner-workings of coral reefs, allowing them to celebrate nature and create indelible memories.