How Do I Love Thee? Let The Ritz-Carlton Count the Ways With $25,000 Ultimate Valentine’s Day Package

St. Louis Valentine’s Day History Is Made With Exclusive Offer for One Couple as Well as Unforgettable Packages and Dining Options That Offer Something for Everyone

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ — 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.

The 301-luxury room Ritz-Carlton and its neighbors in The Plaza have become the mainstay and focal point of fashionable Clayton. Hailed “Best Hotel in State” by Zagat and Conde Nast Traveler, The Ritz-Carlton is a St. Louis hotel in a class of its own. The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis boasts two acclaimed restaurants, The Lobby Lounge — named one of St. Louis’ hottest nightspots, expansive meeting facilities, a private Cigar Club, and the largest dine-in Wine Room in the metro area. Business and leisure travelers enjoy the private Club Level with its dedicated concierge and five daily complimentary food and beverage presentations. A recipient of both the AAA Four Diamond and Mobile Four Star awards, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is just minutes from the Gateway Arch, championship golf at historic Forest Park and within walking distance of 70 of the Gateway City’s best shops, sites and sounds.

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