One of our favorite hotels is celebrating their silver anniversary in style. The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco has rolled out five over-the-top $25,000 experiences inspired by San Francisco. The first experience will launch in April – the official anniversary month of the hotel – and the others will be rolled out throughout the year as part of the “Experience Series,” priced at $25,000 each.
The first, dubbed ‘Ultimate Food & Wine’ will pay homage to the Bay Area as a culinary mecca of the west by showcasing the best food and wine experiences in the area. In addition to two-night accommodations in the Presidential Suite, guests receive their very own custom wine label made in collaboration with legendary winemaker Jean Charles Boisset. Guests are sent via private helicopter to Raymond Vineyards in Napa to create the wine label with Jean Charles Boisset himself, who will assist guests with selecting the wine type, flavor profile, name, and label design of their new wine. Mr. Boisset also stores a reserve barrel of wine at Raymond Vineyards, to be aged and delivered to guests in 2017.
Additional experiences include a private hot air balloon ride in Napa featuring breathtaking views of the area, and an exclusive wine flight experience in The JCB Tasting Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco paired with a special amuse-bouche tasting experience from Chef Michael Rotondo of Parallel 37. To cap off the indulgent culinary experience, guests are treated to an abalone diving excursion off the Pacific Coast, followed by a private dinner with Chef Rotondo featuring their freshly purveyed abalone.
How awesome is that?