SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

February 18, 2014 17:13 ET

Dramatic Bay, City Architecture and Couture Fashion Inspire Redesigned Meeting Space at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

Upscale Meeting and Event Space Renovation to Be Unveiled in September 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 18, 2014) - The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is pleased to announce a complete renovation of the hotel's grand Ballroom, conference rooms and board rooms by Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), to be unveiled in September 2014. Inspired by alluring designs of couture fashion, fine tailoring and the architecture of San Francisco, the re-imagined spaces will exude a modern classic feel and encompass more than 23,000 square feet.

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco specializes in luxurious settings paired with exceptional cuisine and personalized service to create unforgettable meetings and events. From a 750-person gala celebration to a private board member meeting of 12, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco features an elegant array of comfortable spaces to accommodate any gathering. Unique features include a 9,500-square-foot Ballroom with pre- or post-function galleries; two levels of conference and boardroom spaces ranging from 300 to 1,900 square feet; the unique Terrace Room, awash with natural lighting; and access to a beautiful outdoor Terrace courtyard with manicured gardens offering an inner-city private oasis.

HBA plans to carry the traditional design of the neo-classical building and the hotel's renowned attention to detail throughout the renovation. The Ballroom, Terrace Room, conference and boardrooms will come to life with shades of silver, grey, black and white illuminating each space. The Ballroom will radiate glamour and drama with lavish black and white carpeting accented with a layered design reflected in fashion, mirrored walls with geometric patterns, and Bavarian crystal chandeliers surrounded by circular shades, updating the classic ornamentation with a distinctly modern feel. Steely blues inspired by San Francisco's Bay will add a clean, elegant and refined approach to the pre-function spaces.

Both the Ballroom and pre-function areas will be brighter, appear more spacious, and feature unique art and furniture pieces. The eclectic style of art deco and its decorative elements of bold colors, geometric designs and use of glass serve as inspiration for the hotel's 10 conference and boardrooms. The meeting spaces will feature silver wall coverings framed with mirror tile detailing, bold metal chain overhead light shades in layered, rectangular shapes, carpeting in grey herringbone and minimalist leather swivel chairs. The overall lines will be sleekly tailored and the spaces accessorized with one-of-a-kind photos and unique artifacts, offering subtle insights to both the hotel and the city.

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco provides convenient access to the best attractions of the city with a historic cable car right outside of its doors, whisking travelers away to popular destinations like Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, Aquatic Park, and the Ferry Building marketplace. Travelers and meeting planners alike will appreciate this updated design aesthetic alongside the unparalleled personalized Ritz-Carlton service, unforgettable California cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails at Parallel 37, and remarkable city-wide experiences that are unique to San Francisco. Located near San Francisco's Moscone Center and the Financial District, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is the ideal location to create unforgettable business events. Reserve our re-imagined conference space through a request for meeting information.

About The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
Located downtown on beautifully scenic Nob Hill with convenient access to the best of San Francisco, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is the city's only AAA Five-Diamond hotel and is regarded as one of America's Best Hotels by Travel + Leisure. Offering globally-inspired cuisine paired with handcrafted cocktails in Parallel 37, city skyline views and a casual menu in The Lounge, state-of-the-art fitness facilities plus well-appointed meeting and special event venues, the 336-room Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco provides the ultimate in personalized service, comfort and luxury. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call 415-296-7465 or toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the hotel website at

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 86 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, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company web site at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

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