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The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park Unveils New Destination Wedding Package for Same-Sex Couples

Dedicated Planning Professionals and Remarkable Wedding Venues in the Heart of New York City

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/03/12 -- Set on sparkling New York harbor, in resurgent Lower Manhattan, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park offers a picturesque and luxurious setting for unforgettable New York City weddings in one of the world's most romantic cities. With a convenient downtown Manhattan location, an extensive choice of guest rooms, hotel suites and banquet facilities and eight LGBT-certified wedding planners on staff, the New York luxury hotel is dedicated to accommodate weddings of all sizes, attending to every detail for the couple's special day and setting a new standard in style and class.

The five-star Battery Park property extends a warm invitation to same-sex couples from around the world by introducing Signature New York City Weddings designed to incorporate all the elements for a seamless and unforgettable celebration. Targeting soon-to-be newlyweds who plan an intimate destination wedding in the Big Apple with up to 50 guests, the Modern Manhattan Matrimony wedding package includes:

  • A dedicated LGBT-certified Ritz-Carlton wedding consultant who will assist with the detailed planning process
  • An attentive wedding concierge who will facilitate bespoke requests
  • The use of the Lower Manhattan hotel's 14th floor venue, Rise, or a Liberty Suite, furnished with gold chairs, beautifully decorated tables and water stations
  • Complimentary Statue of Liberty View accommodation for the newly married couple on wedding night
  • A marriage officiant
  • A champagne toast and wedding cake, complete with an elegant floral topper
  • Elegant floral options with choice of color, coordinated for the wedding couple
  • Caricature of wedding couple and their individual guests with Lady Liberty to commemorate the wedding with a unique New York moment

This offer starts at $8,500. An enhanced package, the Modern New York Matrimony package, is also available, starting at $12,500 and featuring 3 hours of photography, 3 hours of solo music for the ceremony, and a rose petal aisle.

Wedding venues include Rise, on the New York hotel's 14th floor, which provides a chic, trendy and contemporary atmosphere, with an outdoor terrace and expansive views over New York harbor, Ellis Island, and the monumental Statue of Liberty. The Liberty Suite boasts luxurious comfort, spectacular views and romantic elegance for couples and their guests. Beautiful ballrooms for larger weddings are also available.

With gorgeous surroundings and superlative service, the New York City luxury hotel promises the perfect setting and environment for a quintessential Manhattan wedding ceremony. Unique packages, epicurean dishes, luxurious décor and a team of dedicated experts specially trained to accommodate same-sex couples' requests make the property the destination wedding location of choice for discerning couples.

For more information or to reserve your wedding day at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park, please visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/NewYorkBatteryPark/Default.htm

About The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park
Manhattan's only luxury waterfront hotel, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park offers striking views over New York Harbor, Ellis Island, and the monumental Statue of Liberty. The 39-story, 298-room New York City luxury hotel is located in Battery Park's scenic esplanade, close to some of New York's top cultural sites and historical landmarks, including Wall Street, the 9/11 Memorial, and South Street Seaport, and within minutes of the hip nightclubs, chic restaurants and eclectic boutiques of Soho, TriBeCa, and the Meatpacking District. Inside, a flawless standard of personal service reigns with bath butlers, valets, concierges, spa treatments and 24-hour room service. For more information or reservations, please call (800) 241-3333 or (212) 344-0800, visit the web site at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/NewYorkBatteryPark/Default.htm, or consult a travel professional.

For more information about The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Program, please visit www.ritzcarltonrewards.com.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 79 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc.

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