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Ritzy the Nesting Duck Checks in to the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown
May 10, 2010By: Mary Winston Nicklin
Ritz Carlton GeorgetownShe's back. For the sixth year in a row, the VID (Very Important Duck) has returned to the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown to nest in a planter box in the hotel courtyard. As we reported in 2006, the mother duck and her brood caused such a sensation among hotel guests that the chef at Fahrenheit had to remove duck breast from the restaurant menu. The duck was served bottled Ritz water and cracked corn in silver Ritz bowls, guests received Ritz-Carlton rubber duckies on their pillows at turn-down, and the hotel bartenders created a special cocktail called "Duck Duck Goose" in her honor. As highlighted by Luxist, "Hotel Security provided 24-hour service and offered velvet ropes and stanchions to keep curious guests at bay" during Ritzy's recent sejour at the Ritz-Carlton. And seven ducklings hatched just in time for Mother's Day...

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