September 30, 2013 at 09:29 AM EDT
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco Celebrates the Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond at the de Young
In Partnership With the de Young and the Special Exhibition Featuring Iconic Bulgari Jewelry Through February, a Luxurious San Francisco Downtown Hotel Has Created a VIP Experience

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/30/13 -- The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, a AAA Five Diamond hotel in the heart of downtown, is offering an exclusive overnight package in collaboration with the highly-anticipated "The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond, 1950-1990" retrospective at the de Young museum. The Art of the Jewel package is now available for reservations and will run the length of the retrospective through February 17, 2014.

The designs of Bulgari are treasured throughout the world. This first exhibition in the U.S. will display approximately 150 pieces spanning four decades created by the renowned Italian jeweler, including pieces from the personal collection of Elizabeth Taylor. Bulgari notably began to create its own trademark jewelry in the 1960s by embracing boldly-colored combinations of gemstones, heavy gold and forms derived from Greco-Roman classicism, the Italian Renaissance, and the 19th century Roman school of goldsmiths, ultimately helping develop a look that would come to be known as the "Italian school" of jewelry design. Pieces in the exhibition display the jeweler's work during this period, and during the 1970s and 80s, a particularly innovative period for the jeweler influenced by Pop Art and other contemporary trends.

The San Francisco hotel's exclusive The Art of the Jewel package offers guests VIP access to this exhibition and an up-close viewing of the magnificent jewelry designs of Bulgari. Starting at $485 USD per night, this package includes accommodations in a Superior room as well as the following:

  • Overnight accommodations in a Superior Room
  • Daily American Breakfast for Two at Parallel 37
  • Two VIP tickets to "The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond, 1950-1990" exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco from September 25, 2013 through February 17, 2014 (VIP tickets allow guests to bypass the non-member ticket line during open museum hours).
  • Overnight valet parking at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

Package valid from September 25, 2013 through February 17, 2014. Please note the de Young museum is closed on Mondays with the exception of November 11, December 23 and 30, 2013, January 20 and February 17, 2014. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days and closes at 4 p.m. on other holidays. Please visit deyoungmuseum.org/bulgari for more information.

Rate is per room/per night, based on single or double occupancy, exclusive of taxes, gratuities, fees and other charges; does not apply to groups; cannot be combined with any other offer and is not applicable for Rewards redemption. Three-day advance reservations are required. Two VIP tickets offered per stay only. Daily American Breakfast for two is valid at Parallel 37 only and is not valid for in-room dining. No refund or credit for unused portion. Void where prohibited. Offer is subject to availability.

For reservations or information, please call a travel professional, the hotel at (415) 296-7465; toll-free (800) 241-3333, or visit The Ritz-Carlton website at www.ritzcarlton.com/sanfrancisco.

Photography available upon request.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 80 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. (NYSE: MAR)

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