The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club Welcomes Children to Their Adventure Passport

SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club

ORLANDO, FL–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club has created a way for young Members to explore exciting places, make great vacation memories and have fun. The new Adventure Passport program allows children to have five distinctive experiences at nine of The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club locations throughout North America and the Caribbean.

“It is our pleasure to continually offer our discerning Members exclusive vacation experiences and that includes our youngest Members,” said Peter J. Watzka, executive vice president and chief operating officer for The Ritz-Carlton Development Company, Inc. (an affiliate of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC). “We see the new Adventure Passport program as a way for children to immerse themselves in the local culture while having a great time in the destination they are visiting.”

Upon arrival at one of The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club locations, each child is presented with a personalized passport. The passport includes a section for each Club where five stamp imprints denote different Club specific activities relevant to the respective area. After all five stamps are collected at one location; a unique, plush Ritz-Carlton lion is presented to the adventurer. After visiting a minimum of five properties and gathering 25 stamps, the child will receive a large, stuffed Ritz-Carlton lion and a signed, framed certificate. The new Adventure Passport series targets children ages five to 12 years old.

Examples of activities children can participate in to earn stamps include the following:

The Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences, Kapalua Bay
Working closely with the cultural ambassador on property, the team in Kapalua Bay developed activities for the Keiki (children) that embrace Hawaiian culture. Keiki can join the Club’s Ohana (family) for a lesson in the method of haku (to braid a lei) while gaining knowledge in the history and deeper meaning of the lei, or they can learn how to hula, which is considered the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people.

The Ritz-Carlton Club, Vail
At the newest Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, the Ladies and Gentlemen in Vail are looking forward to getting to know the Members and their children. The kids earn stamps in Vail by completing activities such as scavenger hunts, meeting the ski services team and learning their nicknames and cookie decorating.

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