WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- When you are away from home, it's easy to pack on the pounds. Road warriors will tell you that all of those dinners out with clients or the hamburger and fries from room service often show up on the scale. But one local hotel is serving up a new option for guests that's light on calories and heavy on taste.
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. has put all of its menus on a diet, now offering lower-calorie options at West End Bistro, the Lobby Lounge, the Club Lounge, at banquets, even in the room's mini bar. Room service is coming soon.
Other hotels are experimenting with these lighter menus, too. For example, Sofitel tells WUSA 9 all of its nine properties across North America have implemented its De-Light menu, with huge success, including the hotel in Lafayette Square.
At the Ritz, the items are selling well, already among the most popular orders at West End Bistro. If this test continues to be a success, the Ritz plans to try the light approach at other properties.
But there's one item that's off-limits. M&Ms are a top seller, so they won't be disappearing from the mini bar any time soon.