Ultimate Valentine’s Day Escape at The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale 2/14/12

Ultimate Valentine’s Day Escape
Valentine’s Day events from February 10 to February 18, 2012
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
One North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304

A sunny Valentine’s getaway is an excellent prescription for winter blues and is a sure way to score points with the significant other, leaving only one question: Where to go? An easy getaway with plenty of airlift from most U.S. cities is Fort Lauderdale, and this Valentine’s Day you can book luxury with PLENTY of extras at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale. The luxury oceanfront hotel on the pristine Gold Coast has water views from every room, balconies in every room, and legendary service, plus packages that could only be inspired by Cupid himself:

For The Soulmate A Romantic retreat…
1. Exclusive: Ultimate Valentine’s Day One-Night Escape with VIP Andrea Bocelli Concert Tickets:
Available one night only, Tuesday, February 14, 2012
A one night escape available to just ONE couple, the first to reserve online at www.ritzcarlton.com/fortlauderdale beginning Wednesday, February 8
Package price: $1,999 plus tax for everything listed below:
· Luxurious One-Bedroom Oceanfront Residential Suite with Club Lounge Access(complimentary culinary presentations, separate reading, media and computer areas and dedicated concierge to assist with any reservations or travel plans) at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
· Two VIP tickets to the one-night only Andrea Bocelli Valentine’s Day concert, Tuesday, February 14 at the Bank Atlantic Center.
· Private roundtrip transportation to the concert.
· Breakfast for two in Via Luna or in the privacy of your guestroom
· Romantic welcome gifts of limited edition Jean-Paul Gaultier-designed, fishnet-laced Piper-Heidsieck Champagne and more romantic presents.

2. Valentine’s Day One-Night Escape
Available one night only, Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Package price: $549 plus tax
· Luxurious Partial Ocean View accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
· Gourmet three-course Italian-inspired dinner for two in the romantic, oceanfront Via Luna restaurant, or in the privacy of your luxurious guestroom.
· Breakfast for two in Via Luna or in the privacy of your guestroom
· Romantic welcome gifts of limited edition Jean-Paul Gaultier-designed, fishnet-laced Piper Heidsieck Champagne and more romantic presents.

3. Romantic Weekend Rendezvous
Available February 10-12 or February 17-19 from $809 per night, plus tax.
The two-night romance-filled package includes:
· Two nights in a luxurious oceanfront guestroom at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
· Rose petal turndown upon arrival (rose petals are scattered from the entrance of your guestroom leading to the bed, where rose petals are placed in the shape of a heart)
· Daily American breakfast for two on your private balcony (with in-room dining) or in the oceanfront Via Luna restaurant
· Complimentary full day “Natural Oasis,” Cabana on the Oceanfront VIP Cabana Level, equipped with a personal flat screen TV, audio docking station, fresh fruit, bottled water and a Cabana Captain standing ready to serve. Once per stay
· Couples Massage or spa credit of $250 once per stay
· Champagne and sparkling wine tasting Friday or Saturday evening in the romantic Wine Room, which has the largest wine vault of any Fort Lauderdale hotel. Once per stay
· Special gifts of a Ritz-Carlton signature scented candle and Ritz-Carlton massage oil

New Found Love
Culinary affairs to remember…
Sultry Affair Oceanfront Cabana Package
Saturday, February 11 & Tuesday, February 14 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Private Cabana Level
$250 per couple
*plus tax and gratuity
Romance your amour with an evening under the stars in one of ten private cabanas resting just below the 7th floor tropical pool deck, seemingly suspended on a curvilinear perch over the Atlantic, on the city’s only VIP cabana level. Enjoy mesmerizing views, sultry music, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and a family-style dinner prepared by Executive Chef Christian Clair featuring caviar and fresh seafood display of King Crab Claws, Blue Point Oysters, Shrimp, Mussels and Clams, followed by Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Broiled Maine Lobster, complete with decadent desserts. (TIP: Perfect for proposing)
Reservations Required 72 Hours In Advance.
Contact Rochelle Figueroa at Rochelle.Figueroa@ritzcarlton.com or 954-465-2300.

Sweet Valentine Sunday Brunch in Via Luna
Sunday, February 12 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Adults: $65; Children: $1 per year old, up to age 11
*plus tax and gratuity
If the way to their heart is through their stomach, surprise your epicurean lover with an oceanfront Italian-inspired culinary event with a parade of chef-attended stations winding through the oceanfront restaurant serving traditional brunch favorites, gourmet carving stations, a create-your-own pasta station, imported cheeses and charcuteries, seafood on ice, lavish desserts including a cascading chocolate fountain taking center stage and free-flowing mimosas and Bloody Marys.

Valentine’s Day Dinner in Via Luna
Tuesday, February 14 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Bella Notte! Enjoy sumptuous Italian-inspired cuisine in an oceanfront setting with aphrodisiac a la carte options of Blue Point Oysters in a Champagne Mignonette, Butter Poached Maine Lobster with Ricotta Gnudi and Forest Mushrooms and a Passion Fruit Mousse, a Milk Chocolate Sponge with Crunchy Coconut topped with Mascarpone Ice Cream.
State of Champagne with Moet Hennessy
Saturday, February 18 from 7 p.m.
$79 per person
*plus tax and gratuity
A royal engagement presented by Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale Sommelier Don Derocher and Moët Hennessy to celebrate Cupid’s Valentine’s Day blessings or a well-deserved extended weekend, in honor of our forefathers, with free-flowing Moët & Chandon Champagne. Featuring selections from the Imperial family: Moët & Chandon Rosé Imperial, Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial and Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial, paired with gourmet culinary bites from Via Luna Chef Jason Coperine in the oceanfront Via Luna Bar Terrace for a special, casual gathering.
Reservations Required
Please RSVP by Thursday, February 16 by contacting Via Luna at (954)302-6460.

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