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Beverages, Bites and Ongoing Celebrations Will Be Inspired by Both Team Cities, with Local and Overnight Guests Invited to Join the Party

CLEVELAND, OHIO – May 31, 2016 -- The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland will join an enthusiastic crowd of friends, fans and neighbors this week and next, as the NBA Finals begin and the hotel rolls out the gold carpet to guests, neighbors and visitors.

In a salute to fans and local residents, The Ritz-Carlton will present a full roster of basketball-inspired dining delights and activities, beginning this Thursday, June 2. Highlights will include a special themed menu of evening bites and beverages for Lobby Lounge guests viewing home and away games on the hotel’s big-screen televisions. Celebrants are invited to wear their caps and jerseys and join in the fun at the hotel’s official TV viewing parties set for the evenings of June 2, 5, 8, and 10, and, as needed, June 13, 16 and 19.  Viewing festivities will begin one hour before game time.

Basketball Finals celebrations at The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland are designed to create the most festive of #RCMemories and will include:

  • Viewing Parties, The Lobby Lounge on 6: Game-night food and drinks will be highlighted by a new Finals cocktail, the “All In.” Created with tequila, triple sec and prickly pear liqueur, the All In is garnished with a gold sugar rim and sprinkled gold dust, and served up in a martini glass. Guests planning to attend games and other viewing parties, including events at the nearby game arena itself, will have time to indulge at The Ritz-Carlton before leaving for their various evening destinations.
  • The Club Experience Menu: Tastes of the Two Cities:  Hotel guests staying on The Ritz-Carlton Club Level over Finals dates will enjoy extra televisions in The Club Lounge, as well as special arrival tastes and amenities including basketball-inspired treats.  The Club Lounge will offer its own game viewing parties throughout the Finals period.
  • Game Day Concierges: A squad of basketball-enthusiast hotel employees will provide guests of the downtown Cleveland hotel with information on home games, team stats, traffic and crowd updates, walking routes and parking for the arena, and more.

While The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland (@RitzCarlton #Cleveland) is nearly fully committed during Finals home-games, a select few rooms remain available for away-game dates. For reservations and further information, visit or call the hotel directly at (216) 623-1300.  The Ritz-Carlton is located at 1515 West Third Street in the heart of downtown, adjacent to the Quicken Loans Arena, which is home base for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The property is also located just moments from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Progressive Field, Cleveland Browns Stadium and, for shoppers, Tower City Center directly adjoining the hotel.