PRESS RELEASE from The
Ritz Carlton, Washington, DC
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.
Saks Fifth Avenue
POLITICALLY CORRECT PACKAGE FOR INAUGURATION 2009
WASHINGTON, DC. – October 16, 2008
- As the world watches, a
new President of the United States of America will take
country's highest office this January. Regardless of the new
President’s political party affiliation, Inauguration 2009
promises to be
like no other. Those looking to be at the epicenter of the
invited to celebrate this historic change and the new
with the economic-minded $50,000 Politically Correct Package at
Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. In the spirit of affordable
luxury with a philanthropic endeavor, the Politically Correct
be the only politically correct package in town.
package is appealing because it offers guests the
opportunity to give back and make a contribution, while also
incoming administration in style,” said Elizabeth Mullins, vice
president and area
general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.
socially conscious, four-night Inauguration celebration
includes a one-of-a-kind jewelry piece
from Judith Ripka commissioned by Saks Fifth Avenue in honor of
Inauguration 2009. The “Heart
of the Nation”
Pendant that Judith has created exclusively for The Ritz-Carlton and
Avenue Chevy Chase’s Politically Correct package is a unique piece
be created in 18k white gold, white diamonds (.212 cttw), rubies (4.75
and blue sapphires (.40 cttw), and will be placed on a white twisted
with a signature Judith Ripka heart clasp. The retail price of
pendant is $8,000.
“I started with a
heart because I believe that the President of the United States should
be the personification
of the heart of the country. The heart represents love of our
what it stands for. I layered in Red Rubies, Blue Sapphires and
Diamonds to represent the colors of our flag and further symbolize our
diversity, and the heart and soul of America,” said Judith Ripka.
Other services and amenities in the
- 24-hour on-call chauffeur in a luxury
- Four night stay in a luxury suite
- Saks Fifth Avenue Chevy Chase will
expertly outfit you head-to-toe for your Inaugural ball including:
- An afternoon of
unforgettable styling in the famed Fifth Avenue Club with a Saks Fifth
Fashion Director and walk away outfitted in a designer dress and luxury
courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue
jewelry piece from Judith Ripka commissioned by Saks Fifth Avenue in
honor of Inauguration
2009 Custom Judith Ripka “Heart of
the Nation” Pendant that Judith has created exclusively for The
Ritz Carlton and Saks Fifth Avenue
Chevy Chase’s Politically Correct package
-Saks Fifth Avenue “Fashion Concierge” available throughout your stay
service any and all fashion needs
package is priced at $50,000 USD and is available at the Ritz-Carlton,
from January 17, 2009 through January 21, 2009.
Package is based on double occupancy.
Advance reservation is required and requires a non-refundable 14-day
Additional room nights are available at prevailing rates. For
reservations, please contact Heather
Algar at (202) 202-263-6338, or visit www.ritzcarlton.com.
- Seating for two at the Inaugural parade
- Two tickets to one of the official
- Private dinner for two in guest’s
luxury suite or in Westend Bistro by Eric Ripert, with dinner specially
prepared by Chef Ripert
- Eco friendly in-room products,
including Inauguration 2009 Survival Kit
- Portion of the proceeds will go to
benefit a charity of the guest’s choice
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md.,
currently operates 72 hotels in the Americas,
Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean.
More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development
globe with future openings including Shenzhen, China; Dove Mountain,
Arizona; and Lake Tahoe, California.
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,
travel professional, call toll free 1-800-241-3333, or visit the
site at www.ritzcarlton.com.
Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s pre-eminent specialty retailers,
is renowned for its superlative American and international designer
collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes,
cosmetics and home furnishings, and the first-rate fashion expertise
exemplary client service of its Associates. Today, Saks operates 53
stores in 25 states, 3 licensed stores in the Middle East and 1
store in Mexico City,
48 Saks Fifth Avenue
OFF 5TH stores and saks.com, the company’s online store.