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Shelly Auyeung
Communications Specialist
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
600 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Tel: (415) 364-3479
Email: shelly.auyeung@ritzcarlton.com

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The BRANDMAN Agency
Tel: (323) 944-0064
Email: Ty@brandmanpr.com

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 9, 2016 – In honor of the 25th anniversary this year of The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, the Nob Hill landmark hotel continues to offer guests extravagant $25,000 experiences throughout the year, inspired by San Francisco in commemoration. For couples celebrating their silver wedding anniversary, the luxury hotel presents “The Ultimate 25th Wedding Anniversary Experience” that features a two-night stay in the Presidential Suite, lavish vow renewal overlooking the city skyline, cocktail reception for 25 guests, a silver Gump’s fortune cookie box keepsake with a personalized wish and 1991 vintage bottle of California wine.

A wedding expert at San Francisco’s premier luxury hotel will personalize the anniversary couple’s celebration and oversee every detail. The wedding vow renewal ceremony will take place in the 1,200 square foot balcony of the Presidential Suite located on the hotel’s top floor, overlooking the iconic San Francisco skyline. The hotel can arrange for Liam Mayclem, Emmy award-winning radio and television personality of CBS San Francisco’s “Foodie Chap” and “Eye on the Bay”, and officiant of over 25 weddings to preside over the vow renewal ceremony. 25 of the anniversary couple’s closest family and friends are invited to attend and a special cocktail reception will follow in the living room of the penthouse suite where guests will enjoy a chef’s selection of butler-passed hors d’oeuvres crafted with the finest ingredients by Executive Chef Luis Lujan.

The Presidential Suite is the most opulent and largest suite in the hotel. At approximately 1,960 square feet, in addition to the expansive balcony, the suite features a master bedroom, spacious whirlpool bath overlooking the sleeping quarters, grand living room, dining room with a crystal chandelier seating six, pantry and wet bar and one and half bathrooms. Designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), the world’s largest hospitality design firm, the decor of the expansive suite is inspired by the distinguished colors of the San Francisco Bay and tailored fashion in a palette of steely blues, silver, white and soft greys. The richly tailored accommodations include two plush couches seating eight with fine stitching reminiscent of a well-tailored suit and mid-century Eames lounge chairs in robin’s egg blue leather and Ebony bentwood.  An ornately finished coffee table in Macassar ebony wood veneer and polished chrome is accented with overlapping white lacquer side elements and limited edition lithograph artwork - each a study in line and color - adorn the walls. Fresh and elegant white lacquer and polished chrome tables as well as additional textures of cut crystal and shagreen leather further compliment the suite.

The couple will also receive exclusive access to the Club Lounge featuring a full-service concierge, complimentary amenities and four food and beverage presentations throughout the day including breakfast, light lunch, evening hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Guestroom Internet, garment pressing and access to the Club Business Lounge is also included.

The Ultimate 25th Wedding Anniversary Experience is available for $25,000 exclusively through August 31, 2016.
Vow renewal ceremony to take place on the Presidential Suite balcony or living room. To reserve this experience, please contact Shelly Auyeung at (415) 364-3479 or shelly.auyeung@ritzcarlton.com.

For more information, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/SanFrancisco or follow the hotel on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ritzcarltonsanfrancisco and join the conversation using #RCMemories.