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The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, Inspired by the New My Sky Exhibition at Boston's Children's Museum, Takes You "To The Moon and Back" With an Overnight Package That Even Names a Star After You

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/29/14 -- Inspired by Boston Children's Museum's upcoming My Sky exhibition [opening July 26th], The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common is delighted to offer aspiring young astronomers an overnight suite package that takes them "To The Moon and Back." Just as the Museum's exhibition focuses on the Sun, Moon and stars above us, The Ritz-Carlton is encouraging families who reserve this package to look up at the sky and to appreciate and understand the fundamentals of astronomy. The luxury hotel package is also an extension of Ritz Kids, an engaging and immersive experience that builds upon the adventures of travel that young children and their families will treasure. Guided by playfulness and a sense of wonder, Ritz Kids is designed to delight with four key pillars of discovery including Water, Land, Environmental Responsibility and Culture. "To The Moon and Back" encourages exploration and discovery of Land and Sky and fosters interaction with the world in which young children live.

The "To The Moon and Back" package will engage families the moment they arrive at the luxury Boston hotel, where young stargazers can follow the Sun, Moon and stars via a "constellation map" to a recently-renovated luxury park view suite on the hotel's eleventh floor, where a cosmic experience awaits.

As guests enter the suite, they cannot help but look out and up as they gaze upon the Boston Common, Public Garden and, of course, the skies above, with uninterrupted views. So begins an exciting family stay, an immersive experience much like the My Sky exhibition at Boston Children's Museum. Right away, families will see stunning satellite images of the Sun being broadcast on the suite's high-definition televisions. A telescope in the suite encourages celestial exploration, day or night, and a remote-control moon light illuminates the suite during the evening with all 12 Moon phases. A pop-tent complete with sleeping bags and lanterns lets young children sleep "under a starry night sky" projected on the suite's ceiling in changing, glowing constellations. Families are encouraged to identify certain constellations, or even discover their own shapes as they gaze upon the ceilings throughout the entire suite.

Lounging by the suite's 'plush' campfire adjacent to the tent, looking up at the stars and exploring the skies is a relaxing and bonding experience, one that families can recreate in their own backyard. Olivia Brown, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common and mother of two says this is "exactly our intent with this family-friendly experience. We hope families will gather in the living area of our suite and we want them looking up and out at the skies. This is the sort of fun I love to create with my own family." She adds: "Our park view suite couldn't be more conducive to this type of getaway, with large impressive windows that will 'wow' young guests. We want families engaged over conversation, creativity and amazement. This exciting collaboration with Boston Children's Museum is allowing us to connect families in a unique manner that's inspired by our Ritz Kids discovery program."

The "To The Moon and Back" experience includes the following amenities:

  • Overnight accommodations in a luxury park view suite [for 2 adults and 2 children]; suite offers uninterrupted views of the sky and beyond
  • A picnic basket full of snacks so guests can enjoy the great outdoors after check-in
  • Four (4) admit one passes to Boston Children's Museum which includes the My Sky exhibit
  • Sun, Moon and star cake pops for children delivered as a turndown amenity when the suite's ceilings are fully illuminated with moving constellations; rock candy and astronomy truffles for the adults
  • Personalized star registry named after young guests or with the family's surname
  • A stuffed owl for each child -- the nocturnal mascot of the suite
  • Valet parking for the family's automobile

The "To The Moon and Back" suite experience is $2,275.00 per suite, per evening, and is subject to availability July 26th - December 30, 2014. Taxes and gratuities are additional. Certain restrictions may apply. Not applicable to groups and cannot be combined with any other offers. No credits for unused components of the package will be issued. Advance reservations required. For reservations, please call 1-800-241-3333, 1-617-574-7100 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/boston.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, a AAA Five Diamond Award winner, one of Conde Nast Traveler's "Top U.S. Hotels," and one of Travel + Leisure's "Best Hotels in the World," sets a new standard for modern, inspired luxury while overlooking the historic Boston Common and Public Gardens. Located just steps from the vibrant theater district and Downtown Crossing, the hotel is within walking distance to the Financial and central business districts, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the designer shops, boutiques and art galleries in Boston's Back Bay. The hotel has direct access to The Sports Club/LA Boston, a 114,000 square foot spa, fitness and sports facility/center with a junior Olympic pool. A $1 million collection of original, abstract art by noted local sculptors, painters and printmakers appeals to both the leisure and business traveler. And the hotel's Club® level accommodations and amenities on the twelfth floor offer the comfort, convenience and privacy of a 'hotel within a hotel.' Dining and cocktail options include Avery Bar, a venue that reflects a "Mad Men-like" refined, elegant sensibility tempered with midcentury-inspired forms, furniture and lighting. The sleek, modern lounge, named "Best Hotel Bar" by Boston Magazine, is a sophisticated design that serves classic cocktails with a modern twist and small plates for tasting and sharing. Artisan Bistro is an ideal spot for pre and post-theater dining or a casual bite after the movies, with fresh local and seasonal dishes that combine native ingredients with uniquely sourced products with subtle modern bistro influences. For more information about The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, named one of "Boston's Most Admired Companies" and a "Best Place to Work" by the Boston Business Journal, or for reservations, please call 1-800- 241-3333 or 617-574-7100, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com/boston, or consult a travel professional.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
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 visit www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

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