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Centuries-Old Romantic Tradition Includes Use of Bicycles and a Charming Picnic Basket to Take Home

ST. LOUIS, MO – July 12, 2016 -- The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is celebrating a city in brilliant bloom, as it launches the new Picnic in the Park This Summer package. The weekend overnight experience allows guests to enjoy sumptuous accommodations, a coveted setting just minutes from Forest Park, and a memorable picnic to enjoy in the setting of this spectacular park.

A lush oasis of waterways, lawns, gardens, museums and entertainment activities, Forest Park is located just 1.5 miles from The Ritz-Carlton – making it a fun bike ride or a quick drive from the hotel and the perfect destination for a day of leisure. Forest Park is said to offer more green space than New York’s Central Park and is the beloved home of The Muny amphitheater, Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis Zoo and St. Louis Science Center, along with recreational opportunities for romantic picnics and walks, boating, seasonal ice skating, jogging, bicycling and golf.

Picnic in the Park
allows guests not only to experience the magical setting of the park and the hotel’s inviting Clayton surroundings, but also to enjoy leisure time at The Ritz-Carlton, taking advantage of its beautiful new Fitness Center and spa treatment offering. The package’s included picnic basket is luxuriously stocked with artisanal cheese and charcuterie, shrimp cocktails, sliced watermelon with fresh mint, cucumber and heirloom tomato salad, yogurt pound cake, chocolate-dipped strawberries and more.

Priced from $269 USD per night, Picnic in the Park This Summer is valid Thursday through Sunday until September 30, 2015 and includes:

  • Deluxe overnight accommodations
  • Use of two Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis bicycles for a day excursion to Forest Park
  • Luxury picnic for two including keepsake Ritz-Carlton picnic basket
  • Concierge-prepared insider’s guide to picnicking in Forest Park
  • 20 percent savings on signature massage services at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis Fitness Center  (optional purchase)

Picnic in the Park is offered in nearly all of the hotel’s room and suite categories. The package is based on double occupancy and based on availability, and the rate excludes taxes and gratuity. Reservations may be requested online at, by telephone at 800-241-3333, or through a travel professional.