Ritz-Carlton launches new proprietary coffee brand

Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts in the United States are brewing a new private label proprietary coffee brand, the Maryland-based hospitality company announced today. Named First Drop®, it is made from coffee beans harvested by Rainforest Alliance Certified® farms in Mexico and Brazil. I had the opportunity to speak with Rainer Zinngrebe, Vice President Culinary & Corporate Chef for…

Ritz-Carlton Washington DC sparkles for holiday travelers

Although most Ritz-Carlton locations are near heaven for would be escapists throughout the year, there’s an extra magic about them and other luxury hotels during the holiday season, as a recent visit to the Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C. confirmed. From the welcoming comfort of the heat lamp bedecked porte cochere to the Christmas trees, menorahs, and holiday foliage trimming the lobby, the…