SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C.

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C.

February 11, 2013 14:06 ET

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. Commemorates the 2013 Celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival

Luxury Washington, D.C. Hotel Offers Exceptional Vacation Packages and World-Renowned Service in the Heart of the Nation's Capital

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Feb 11, 2013) - Along with celebrating the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Japan in 1912, the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival has become an international phenomenon that marks the start of the spring season in the nation's capital. Visitors from around the world and local admirers intermingle to experience the natural beauty of the blossoming cherry trees or "Sakura," and celebrate springtime in Washington, D.C.

This year, the nation's greatest springtime celebration will commemorate the 101st anniversary of the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan. In honor of this momentous occasion, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. will debut their custom signature scent, Sakura. Created by luxury fragrance company Antica Farmacista, the Washington, D.C. hotel's custom scent is inspired by the ambiance of the hotel and the historic cherry blossoms of Washington, D.C. Built on fresh notes of bergamot and black currant, Sakura's lush floral notes of cherry blossom, jasmine and lily-of-the-valley are complemented by soft vanilla and white musk. The scent can be found throughout the hotel in the form of candles, oil diffusers, and room spray and is available for purchase upon request.

The downtown Washington, D.C. hotel will also be celebrating the occasion with cherry-themed dinners, cocktails, and special room night packages. From intimate cherry-inspired dinners on the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Suite terrace to luxury chauffeured tours of the cherry blossoms and Washington monuments, the vacation packages available at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. offer hotel guests the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms in luxury and style.

Washington, D.C. vacation packages available at The Ritz-Carlton

Sakura Package
Valid March 20-April 14, 2013
Package priced starting from $3,500 per night
The Sakura package includes:

  • Luxurious accommodations in The Ritz-Carlton Suite
  • Dinner for two on The Ritz-Carlton Suite's terrace. Enjoy Executive Chef Yves Samake's luxurious four course cherry-inspired menu
  • Special cherry blossom amenity featuring the luxury hotel's custom signature scent, Sakura. Includes candle, reed diffuser and room spray.
  • Chauffeured tour of cherry blossoms and monuments in a classic, luxury sedan
  • Special cherry blossom pastry amenity prepared by Executive Pastry Chef Nelson Paz

Cherry Blossom Give-A-Tree Package
Valid March 20-April 14, 2013
Package priced starting from $359 per night
The Cherry Blossom Give-A-Tree Package includes:

  • Overnight hotel accommodations in a deluxe guestroom
  • Welcome Cherry Blossom Amenity: The National Cherry Blossom Give-A-Tree Card which features the official artwork of the Cherry Blossom Festival. The National Arbor Day Foundation will plant a tree in a National Forest for every card that is given.
  • Special cherry blossom pastry amenity prepared by Executive Pastry Chef Nelson Paz
  • Breakfast for two at the hotel's restaurant in downtown Washington, D.C.
  • Overnight valet parking

For more information or reservations for The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C., please call (800) 241-3333, the luxury hotel directly at (202) 835-0500, a travel professional, or visit

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 81 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 The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc.

Contact Information

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    The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.
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    Michele Klarman
    The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.
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