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San Francisco’s Iconic Luxury Hotel Offers
Chinese New Year-Inspired Amenities, Designed to Spread Good Fortune

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif (January 31, 2018) – San Francisco’s only AAA-Five Diamond hotel and Chinatown’s luxury neighbor, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco welcomes guests and locals alike to ring in the Chinese New Year – Friday, February 16, 2018 – with curated offerings available throughout the month. From a self-guided walking tour of Chinatown designed by Parallel 37’s Chef de Cuisine Michael Rotondo to festive culinary delights including a Chinese Afternoon Tea and in-room dim sum presentation, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is the ultimate destination to ring in the ‘Year of the Dog.’

Festivities at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco will commence on February 1, 2018 and continue through Saturday, February 24, 2018, with the grand finale of the San Francisco Chinese New Year Festival & Parade – the oldest and largest event of its kind outside of Asia and the largest Asian cultural event in North America. Guests can take advantage of the hotel’s proximity to Chinatown – less than half a mile – to join the thousands of people gathered to experience the spectacle of the awe-inspiring 268-foot Golden Dragon, traditional dancers, and the crowning of Miss Chinatown.

Whether guests prefer to savor the multitude of culinary offerings at the hotel or take an immersive tour of Chinatown and witness the creation of over 20,000 handmade fortune cookies, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco presents many ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Explore Chef Michael Rotondo’s Chinatown
Complimentary cards available at the Front Desk

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is adjacent to the largest Chinatown outside of Asia complete with gift shops, teahouses, dining, bakeries, and home ware shops. Guests are invited to discover the best of Chinatown’s hidden gems and time-honored favorites with a self-guided walking tour created by Parallel 37’s Chef Michael Rotondo. The tour features his top eight spots including the Chinatown Gate, The Wok Shop where Chef Rotondo purchases kitchen utensils, and Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory.

Chinese Afternoon Tea
Available at The Lounge on Saturday, February 3 and 17, 2018
Seatings from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

In celebration of the Lunar New Year, Traditional Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is reimagined with distinctive sweet and savory Chinese flavors. Guests will create new memories with family and friends while enjoying fine pots of tea and scrumptious Chinese delights such as Steamed Pork Bun, Shrimp with Sichuan Pepper, and Pekin Duck. Sample sweet confections include Oolong Madeleines and Caramelized Pineapple Custard Tarts. The tea concludes with fortune cookies to cap off the festive experience. A Vegetarian Chinese Afternoon Tea menu is also available with gluten- and dairy-free options.

Chinese Afternoon Tea is priced at $88 per person, exclusive of tax, gratuity, and alcoholic beverages.

Dim Sum Presentation
Available through In-Room Dining

An elevated take on the popular dumplings, guests can enjoy Chef Rotondo’s hand-crafted Dim Sum Presentation from the comfort of the hotel’s luxurious rooms while marveling at the picturesque views of the city and the San Francisco Bay. Consisting of savory steamed and fried dumplings with various fillings, guests can select from delectable dishes such as Jade Dumpling, Shrimp Dumpling, Chicken Siu Mai, and more.