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San Francisco’s Only AAA-Five Diamond Hotel Embraces Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day with Exclusive Offerings & Packages

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – January 28, 2016The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, the landmark Nob Hill hotel, invites guests and locals alike to celebrate two iconic holidays, Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day, with a variety of unique experiences and packages. From luxurious overnight packages and curated walking tours of the city, to indulgent food & beverage offerings – including a VIP bubbly tasting experience for single ladies – the beloved hotel encourages guests to celebrate love and luck this February.

‘Year of the Monkey’ Package
For the second consecutive year, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco will offer a Chinese New Year-inspired package – aptly named ‘Year of the Monkey’ – which includes overnight accommodations in a Superior guest room, special ‘Year of the Monkey’ memento, and a $88 dining credit at the award-winning Parallel 37 restaurant in honor of the lucky number eight.

Additional Chinese New Year-inspired specialties include Chinese Afternoon Tea in The Lounge featuring small plates such as Peking Duck; Shrimp with Sichuan Pepper; and Cured Mandarin Lotus Bun, alongside confections including Oolong Madeleine Cookies and Caramelized Pineapple Custard Tarts. Guests can also enjoy an assortment of Chef de Cuisine Michael Rotondo’s signature Dim Sum in the comfort of their luxurious guest room through In Room Dining. To cap off the celebration, fans of nearby Chinatown are encouraged to explore the bustling neighborhood with a self-guided walking tour curated by Chef Rotondo, which highlights his favorite spots.

The ‘Year of the Monkey’ Package is available for $499 per night (minimum two-night stay required) between February 8 and 21, 2016. Chinese Afternoon Tea is available exclusively on February 6 and 20, 2016, and is priced at $75 per guest.  The Dim Sum assortment is available beginning February 4, 2016 through In Room Dining at $21 per order.

‘I Left My Heart at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco’ Package
To commemorate the day of love, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is offering a romantic package that includes an overnight stay in a Superior guestroom and a special welcome chocolate amenity by Pastry Chef Cindy Falatic, paired with a bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut to toast.

At the newly debuted JCB Tasting Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, all the single ladies are welcome to enjoy a “Single Ladies” VIP bubbly tasting experience accompanied by a mystical Tarot Card reading, revealing a possible future romance. For guests celebrating with their better half, Parallel 37 will offer a special ‘love inducing’ tasting menu for two, featuring creative twists on adored aphrodisiacs, complemented by exquisite wine pairings. Two Valentine’s Day menus will be available for guests - Grand and Vegetable - featuring whimsical dishes such as Kumomoto Oyster, Peekytoe Crab and Bouchot Mussels with Sabayon; Snake River Farm Ribeye with Red Onion Jam and Sonoma Foie Gras; and Green Tea Semifreddo with Tahitian Vanilla, Strawberries and Lemon Cream.

The romance continues at the exclusive “Second Sunday” Brunch in Parallel 37, which will feature a custom menu for Valentine’s Day by Chef Rotondo including indulgent chocolate desserts, with Dom Perignon by the glass or Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut by the bottle available as supplements. Additionally, the hotel invites lovers and loved ones to go on a journey of romantic discovery by exploring the city through the ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’ self-guided walking tour – showcasing memorable spots that represent love such as Coit Tower and the famed Union Square Heart.

The ‘I Left My Heart at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco’ Package is available for $479 per night between February 8 and 20, 2016. The “Single Ladies” VIP tasting experience and Valentine’s Day “Second Sunday” Brunch are available on Sunday, February 14, 2016, at $50 and $115, respectively. The Grand and Vegetable Valentine’s Day dinner menus are available Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14, 2016, and are priced at $185 and $135 per guest, respectively.

For more information on offerings at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco during the month of February, visit
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