THE RITZ CARLTON, THE LEADING PURVEYOR OF LUXURY LIFESTYLE EXPERIENCES, NOW OFFERS CLIENTS THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: A STUNNING DESTINATION OR LOCAL WEDDING WITH AN AUTHENTIC SYNAGOGUE-HALL TYPE KOSHER EXPERIENCE.
By Annabella Goshen
While thinking about an extraordinary event that requires elegance, perfection and attention to detail, the Ritz usually comes to mind. Not only is the Ritz Carlton known as a coveted vacation hotel, but it also leaves guests pleasantly talking about the beautiful and lavish events held there, as it has since 1898. Now clients can have the very best kosher celebrations offered under the ritziest setting, literally.
Karla Conceptual Event Experiences is a full service planning, Whether it’s an intimate gathering of close friends and family or a full blown event with hundreds of guests, the Ritz Carlton offers meaningful celebrations steeped deep in traditions of luxury and sophistication. Depending on the type of event and location desired, there are numerous Ritz Carlton hotels, including Amelia Island, Coconut Grove, Miami, Grand Cayman, Key Biscayne, Naples, New York, Sarasota, Washington D.C., and Dorado Beach, that will offer just what clients need, in the spirit of the phrase coined by grand hotelier César Ritz, “le client n’a jamais tort” [the customer is never wrong].
From the beginning of the creation of the event, which includes planning out the ambience and selecting the floral arrangements and the décor, this prestigious hotel chain strives to continuously exceed expectations. With Ritz’s exceptionally personalized service, clients know that their guests will partake in a luxurious accommodation and will truly understand what culinary excellence is all about.
Along with the breathtaking floral arrangements, intricate table details and stunning chandeliers with white peonies, the menus offer authentic kosher experiences. The Ritz Carlton works with the official kosher consultants MD Destinations, certified by the Orthodox Union and who provide on property rabbinical supervision, equipment and guidance to ensure all food is kosher.
This combination of the Ritz Carlton experience in luxury events and MD Destination’s kosher rabbinical supervision leads to a priceless peace of mind for customers. This way everything works seamlessly, making these kosher events synonymous with elegance and finesse. “We are thrilled to work with MD Destinations,” said Gary Grove, Regional Vice President of Ritz Carlton, adding “This alliance will allow us to offer elegantly-produced kosher selections to groups that seek memorable experiences with authenticity.”
Once guests feel confident about the food, everything else falls into place, and they appreciate the luxury and customized service of these ideal venues. For instance, as the Ritz Carlton Naples location gets ready for a romantic sunset over the westward ocean, a stunning chuppah with white treelike branches and delicate flowers is set above a white carpet and white flower petals for a romantic celebration among its picturesque surroundings.
In addition, the dessert table with its lighting effects, perfect floral placements and decoration shows the tremendous artistry this classic hotel offers. Each ornament, fountain and choice of flower makes a delectable presentation.
The observance of Jewish tradition is a paramount aspect of any Jewish celebration. Therefore, for Ritz Carlton events, MD Destination consultants will collaborate and meet with event planners, organizers and bridal couples to set the standards for an outstanding kosher event, while the Ritz Carlton experts will provide their usual personalization and detail, be it weddings, birthdays, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, anniversaries and galas among others.
With the tradition and most respectable name behind Ritz Carlton, honoring tradition is only natural, and with the combination of modern essentials, an exceptionally luxurious, ritzy and glamorous kosher event is guaranteed.