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Let The Ritz-Carlton Count the Ways

The newest resident of The
Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is Cupid and this time he’s armed with a platinum
bow, gold arrows, and wings of the finest feathers, waiting anxiously to
make one St. Louis couple the recipient of love, luxury, and indulgence.
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is making his job very easy, as today they
announce the largest single Valentine’s Day offer in St. Louis history.
The $25,000 Ultimate Valentine’s Day Package will have hearts fluttering
and sweethearts swooning as they enjoy this one-of-a-kind decadent
experience that even makes royalty jealous. This exclusive evening could
only have been created by the masters of romance at The Ritz-Carlton, and
the amenities read as a veritable guide to a Valentine’s Day love affair
for the ages: The couple will be picked up in style the morning of Saturday, February
12th and whisked away to Saks Fifth Avenue where a $5,000 shopping
experience awaits. The pair will peruse through racks of clothing from the
world’s top designers and choose something fabulous to wear for this
special Valentine’s evening. Escorted by a Fifth Avenue Club Associate who
will assist in their shopping, the couple will be given expert advice on
the hottest and most flattering fashions. The pampered pair will then be
treated to a private luncheon courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.

Once their appetite for shopping has been satisfied, the couple will then
be taken to The Ritz-Carlton where they will check in and get cozy in The
Ritz-Carlton Suite (also known as the Presidential Suite). As they take in
the stately accommodations, the Valentine’s Day couple will find a sea of
red roses lavishly decorating the exquisite suite along with two fluffy
terrycloth robes. The atmosphere will take a decidedly relaxed tone as the
couple slip into the warm robes and prepare for the sensuous, in-suite,
hour-long fireside couple’s massage arranged by The Ritz-Carlton. The pair
will then have some time to relax and enjoy a few private moments together
before getting ready for their big night out.

The highlight of the evening may seem like a scene from Pretty Woman, for
Cupid has arranged for the gentleman to present his lovely lady with a
priceless Tiffany & Co. blue box moment. Wrapped and waiting in the suite
will be the perfect gift to capture her heart, a selection of
scintillating diamonds set in platinum. From the Tiffany Hearts(TM)
collection she will receive a charm bracelet in platinum with five pave
diamond hearts, a diamond/platinum heart brooch, as well as a
diamond/platinum pave heart pendant necklace.

While she glows with delight and radiates elegance, The Ritz-Carlton, St.
Louis will make sure the gentleman feels equally elated as he receives a
one- year all-inclusive membership to The Ritz-Carlton Cigar Bar.

Outfitted to the nines, dinner reservations at The Grill await this
stunning couple, where they will enjoy the finest cuisine before heading
off in luxury transportation to see the award-winning production Les
Miserable. The couple will enjoy cocktails at the Fox Club until they are
ready to be escorted to their seats, just steps away from the stage. After
hearing such favorites as “On My Own” and “Bring Him Home,” this
love-struck pair will enjoy door-to-door service back to The Ritz-Carlton,
where they will slowly sink into a romantic bath for two. A bottle of
Cristal champagne and fresh strawberries will refresh and pamper the
palate and a decadent chocolate presentation will set taste buds
trembling. A special rose petal turndown closes the evening, yet more
surprises await in the morning.


The lazy lovers can procrastinate and indulge as long as possible for they
will enjoy a late check out and a scrumptious breakfast in bed, freshly
prepared in the suite’s kitchen. While this stellar package is overflowing
with food, entertainment, relaxation, and luxury goods, there will always
be a personal Ritz-Carlton Valentine’s concierge to assist in any and all
ways, making this the best Valentine’s Day package of 2005.

While the $25,000 package is Cupid’s finest treat, The Ritz-Carlton has
more romantic packages to fit the bill. The “Suite Valentine’s Day
Package” is a romantic getaway that includes overnight accommodations in
an Executive Suite, a presentation of Chocolate Decadence & Strawberries,
a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, a romantic turndown, and
complimentary parking. The “Suite Valentine’s Day Package” is available
for $389 (excluding taxes) beginning Friday, February 11 thru Monday,
February 14.

For the simplest of tastes, The Ritz-Carlton offers the “Just Because
Package”—a lovely gift of deluxe guest room accommodations, a bottle of
The Ritz-Carlton signature champagne, chocolate-covered tuxedo
strawberries, a romantic turndown, and complimentary parking. The “Just
Because Package” is also available Friday, February 11 thru Monday,
February 14 at the price of $299 (excluding taxes).

For those who may have already planned a romantic evening yet still need
an exclusive place to dine, they need not look any further. The
Ritz-Carlton is pleased to present a five-course “Valentine’s Dinner” in
The Restaurant on Monday, February 14th. For $150 per person, excluding
tax and gratuity, couples can enjoy live romantic music and a set
five-course menu meal along with wine pairings for each course. The menu
will offer savory treats from Phyllo Baked brie and field greens to seared
diver scallops to grilled beef tenderloin and langoustine. For the full
menu offering, please contact The Ritz-Carlton at 314.863.6300

Last but certainly not least, for those looking for a romantic setting to
mingle over a glass of wine or dance into the night, The Lobby Lounge is
where you will find specialty drinks and live entertainment amidst the
soft candlelight. Couples can also enjoy the “Chocolate Experience,” which
features a truffle bar and made-to-order decadent delights created by The
Ritz-Carlton Executive Pastry Chef Michael Peponis. The Chocolate
Experience is only available Monday, February 14th and chocolate is priced
per piece.

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis specializes in bringing luxury accommodation,
living, and standards to its patrons and visitors and the celebration of
Valentine’s Day is no exception. For more information or to make
reservations for overnight packages and/or Valentine’s Dinner, please
contact The Ritz- Carlton, St. Louis at 314.863.6300.