Saturday, October 24, 2015

Trick or Treatment at the The Ritz-Carlton Spa

As much as I love seeing the dog in his hot-dog costume and the 10-year-old as Pizza, my favorite Halloween event is at Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Dallas. ritz-carlton-dallas-2The Spa has an annual “Trick or Treatment Happy Hour” for adults in need of a treat. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Dallas is a wonderful, luxurious spa, with high standards, that you can only find in Texas.

You can ride the Trolley to get around Down Town Dallas, since it passes the Hotel. The hotel has a Rolls Royce Ghost, so they are also happy to take you to nearby destinations and pick you up. W Hotels have a similar program where -The_Ritz_Carlton__Dallas-20000000002841822-500x375they chauffeur guests around to nearby places in an Acura vehicle for free. Just contact Whatever/Whenever for a ride, but be forewarned that some of the W hotels do not offer this service over the weekend. I was disappointed that I was not able to get a ride on a Saturday while staying at the W Chicago.

I’m looking forward to Tuesday at the Ritz-Carlton Spa and a dip in their beautiful, small pool, but I would not want it bigger. The next morning a Champagne Breakfast at their Fearing’s Restaurant is in order.

The Ritz has a Special offer called the “Rejuvenate You” Package, if you ask for Promo Code Z47. It’s valid through December 31, 2015. Starting at $549 USD per night includes:

  • Overnight Deluxe Accommodations
  • One 50-minute Signature Spa Treatment per stay
  • One 50-minute Barre Fitness or Pilates class per stay
  • American Breakfast for two in-room or Restaurant
  • Overnight Valet Parking

the only complaint I have about the Ritz is that they don't allow Marriott Reward Platinum Elite members access to the Club Lounge. Most of the other Marriott brands do allow Club /Concierge lounge access.


Ever wanted to run your own country?

For €70,000 a day at some villages you can have the mayor and band greet you and your guests. In Austria and a few in Germany. A few medieval-bran-castle-in-brasov-romania-known-for-dracula-story-1600x1071years ago Snoop dog tried to rent the principality of Lichtenstein but it did not work out because he did not give them enough time. Plus they thought that the drugged-up Hollywood guy would ridicule and tarnish Lichtenstein's reputation. 

Several people have rented villages, apparently they hope that People that do this will utilize local vendors and services. Talking about a couple of years ago, I remember a Halloween when CNBC's Rick Santelli sparked a revolution of sorts on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. Bankers and spies The tax controversy between tiny Lichtenstein and its big German neighbor is more intriguing than fiction. I love Rick! He is the main reason I watch CNBC. If you don’t have the 70k Euros to rent a country, a nice Halloween trip is to go to Dracula’s country with really inexpensive Lodging in Romania, just 45km away from Dracula's Castle and Brasov Old City Travel Holiday Visit Lodging B&B Europe at Prahova Valley Ski Rental. Busteni Brasov, Romania.

I’m going to stick with luxurious accommodations at the Ritz.

Happy Halloween everyone!