If you’ve been too busy to make time for a family vacation, fret not. This newly introduced feature at The Ritz-Carlton, will get you brownie points at home. Fostering a sense of adventure amongst their young guests, The Ritz-Carlton recently introduced the Ritz Kids Night Safari. A program that will see kids going on a make believe camping experience, the package includes everything from a stay in a tent, goodie bags, treasure hunts and games.
“We felt that hotel rooms are not designed to cater to the needs of kids. And we wanted to introduce something that would keep our little clients happy as well,” shares Debanjan Kundu, director of sales and marketing.
The fun begins at the reception, where a special kids check-in counter will set the tone for the rest of their stay. Kids can check in by filling up a special form, at the end of which they will be given a gift.
Giving their junior guests an opportunity to go on an adventure under the watchful eye of their parents, the hotel will set up a camping experience inside the spacious rooms. Installed in a corner of the room will be a camping tent, complete with the hotel’s linen, a bag containing essentials such as toothpaste, toothbrush, slippers and a robe. To make things a touch more authentic, kids will also find camping supplies like a flashlight, compass and camping bottle, apart from a fun colouring book with crayons, a backpack containing snacks and goodies, and a stuffed toy. At night, the little space will be lit up by an LED lamp. On request, the hotel will also make arrangement for treasure hunts, a game of football, cooking classes, personalised bath linen and more.
“So far, we’ve received a great response. We’ve had kids write us notes and cards, thanking us and telling us how they enjoyed their stay. The focus is so much on the comfort of adults that we forget about children, who are equally important, if not more,” says Kundu in conclusion.
Rs 2,500++ to Rs 3,500++ (in addition to room cost). For ages 4 to 12. At Residency Road.
— Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo