SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland

The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland

June 04, 2015 16:42 ET

The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland to Welcome Sports Fans for Basketball Viewing Festivities Beginning Thursday, June 4

Beverages, Bites and Ongoing Celebrations at Lobby Lounge on 6 Will Be Inspired by Both Team Cities, With Local and Overnight Guests Invited to Join the Party

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - Jun 4, 2015) - The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland will join an enthusiastic crowd of friends, fans and neighbors this week and next, as the much-anticipated NBA Finals come to town and the hotel rolls out the gold carpet to guests, neighbors and visitors alike.

In a salute to fans as well as local residents, the downtown Cleveland hotel will present a full roster of basketball-inspired dining delights and activities beginning this Thursday, June 4. Highlights will include a special themed menu of evening bites and beverages for Lobby Lounge on 6 guests viewing home and away games on the hotel's big-screen televisions. Celebrants are invited to wear their caps and jerseys and join in the fun at the hotel's official TV viewing parties set for the evenings of June 4, 7, 9, and 11, and, as needed, June 14, 16 and 19. 

Basketball Finals celebrations at The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland are designed to create the most festive of #RCMemories and will include:

  • The Pick, Presented in The Lobby Lounge on 6: Game-night bites and cocktails will feature Cavs-Tinis and Short Rib Pierogies in a salute to local heroes, and Anchor Steam Beer and Golden State Mussels in honor of the visiting team. Guests planning to attend games and other viewing parties, such as those at the nearby game arena itself, will have time to indulge at the hotel before leaving for their other evening destinations.

  • Home Game Live Music: Live music in The Lobby Lounge on 6 will be presented from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. prior to every Finals home game.

  • The Club Experience Menu: Tastes of the Two Cities: Hotel guests staying on The Ritz-Carlton Club Level over Finals dates will enjoy additional televisions in the Club Lounge, as well as special arrival tastes and amenities such as basketball treats crafted of Cleveland Malley's Chocolate or Ghirardelli Chocolate. The Club Lounge will offer its own game viewing parties, and a team-inspired experience dining menu will be highlighted by warm selections of California Mountain Truffle Macaroni and Bay Area Cheddar Cheese Balls, Cleveland Braised Beef and Potato Pierogies, and Little Italy Mini Pizza Bites. Chilled delights will include Arrowhead Spinach and Napa Valley Artichoke Tarts, Avocado Guacamole and Gold Rush Salsa with Red, White, and Blue Tortilla Chips, Asia Town Sesame Tuna Tartare, and popular Dortmunder Beer and Lake Erie Farms Goat Cheese Fondue with Garlic-Smeared Sourdough Toast Points. 

  • A Taste of Cleveland, from the Ohio Garden to the Kitchen: Arriving overnight guests will enjoy cookies prepared in honor of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. Special guest room amenities will celebrate the basketball Finals and the season, and will feature locally grown Sweet Plumcots from Family Tree Farm in Grafton, Ohio, and Madagascar Spring Chocolate from Cleveland.

  • Game Day Concierges: A squad of basketball-enthusiast hotel employees will provide guests of the luxury hotel with information on home games, team stats, traffic and crowd updates, walking routes and parking for the arena, and more.

While The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland (@RitzCarlton #Cleveland) is fully committed during Finals home-games, a select few rooms remain available for the away-game dates of June 4 and 7 and, if played, June 14 and 19. For reservations and further information, visit or call the hotel directly at (216) 623-1300. The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland is located at 1515 West Third Street in the heart of downtown, adjacent to the Quicken Loans Arena, which is home base for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The property is also located just moments from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Progressive Field, Cleveland Browns Stadium and, for shoppers, Tower City Center directly adjoining the hotel.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 89 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. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at, and for the latest company updates, visit The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Lynn Coletto
    Director of Sales and Marketing
    Email Contact

    The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland
    1515 West Third Street
    Cleveland, Ohio 44113
    Phone: (216) 623-1300