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Kids Get Glamping at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes


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Orlando’s Leading Luxury Resort Takes Tents to a Suite Level with Brand-New In-Room Camping Experience 

Orlando, FL – June 20, 2013 – While the summer months bring warm weather to Florida, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes brings cool outdoor fun inside. Starting June 5, families staying in the executive suites at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando can ditch the rollaway bed and offer their pint-sized travel companions a one-of-a-kind in-room camping experience. 

Featuring an adorable tent large enough to be a private home for kids, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando In-Room Camping Experience comes complete with a lux double featherbed, and a lantern for nighttime reading of a children’s book, along with an alligator stuffed animal.

As Grande Lakes Orlando celebrates its tenth anniversary of bringing luxury to Orlando this year, the resort continues to raise the bar and offer innovative, authentic experiences for families. “We’re delighted to bring in-room camping to our hotel’s youngest guests,” says Jon McGavin, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. “It is a natural fit for our property’s many family-friendly activities, including the Ritz Kids program, eco-tours at the headwaters of the Florida Everglades, surrey bike rentals for families, and our special unlimited ice cream bracelets for kids.”

The In-Room Camping experience is available from June 5 and includes one premium tent per executive suite, complete with (per child):

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About Grande Lakes Orlando

Grande Lakes Orlando is a unique 500-acre resort with a luxury 582-room Ritz-Carlton and deluxe 1,000-room JW Marriott Hotels. In particular, the Grande Lakes Outfitters program, which includes kayak and canoe eco-tours and a fly-fishing school, reflects the resort’s natural surroundings. Grande Lakes also offers the culinary mastery of award-winning Chefs Norman Van Aken and Melissa Kelly, new total-wellness inspired treatment programs at The Ritz-Carlton Spa and Golf Digest Schools’ golf instruction. The estate is located 15 minutes from the Orlando International Airport, five minutes from the Orange County Convention Center and minutes from the major theme parks.

Guests at both hotels can enjoy all the facilities and services at Grande Lakes Orlando, including the 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Greg Norman, the 40,000-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Spa offering a new rooftop eco-space, a wide selection of natural treatments, baths and hydrotherapies, and advice from the world’s first Citrus Consultant. Membership offerings are also available through The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes Members Club. For more information about Grande Lakes Orlando, visit
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Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company information. 

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 81 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. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR)

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