January 1, 1970



Hong Kong, 15 December, 2011 – The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is proud to announce its partnership with one of the world's most celebrated event designers Preston Bailey for the launch of the bespoke one-of-a-kind HK$10 million Dream Wedding Package.

Pierre Perusset, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong said, “It’s our pleasure to collaborate with world-renowned Preston Bailey in creating this exquisite wedding package for our discerning wedding guests. Wedding couples nowadays place great emphasis not only on quality and refinement but more and more on the uniqueness of the wedding. Being the only hotel in Hong Kong to offer such a world-class and premium wedding product exemplifies our philosophy to go above and beyond guest expectations and to create memories for wedding couples and their guests that will truly last a lifetime.”

Preston Bailey commented about the collaboration, “I am extremely excited about the opportunity to partner with The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong and introduce my unique design to this discerning market. I am passionate about creating dreams and to bringing them to life for wedding couples.” He continued, “My first source of inspiration is always my client. I visualize the client’s dream. Next, my design team and I develop storyboards, renderings and samples of the complete visual concept to share with the client. We do this with the utmost care, because it is imperative that the client has a very clear understanding of what their entire event will look like. Only the guests should be surprised… never the host.”

Preston Bailey's design package will lead the wedding couple through an exploration of their dreams, the creation of those dreams and, at last, the experience of those dreams. Preston said, “My design process is theatrical; I use my design to tell the love story of the wedding couple.” Preston and the wedding couples will collaborate on the creation of the overall design concept, selection of fabric and carpet, floral design, tabletop design, custom table linens, drapery, special decor items and lighting design concept.

With Preston at the helm, no wedding dream is too big: anything is possible.The wedding package also include some exclusive experiences including flying First Class to Preston Bailey’s studio in New York and staying for two nights at The Ritz-Carlton, Central Park. The luxurious pampering during the preparation stage also includes a bachelorette party at the world’s highest hotel spa The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA. On the big day, the couple and their guests will be able to savor a custom-made menu by one-star Michelin Chef Paul Lau from Tin Lung Heen, our Chinese Restaurant and an after-party at the world’s highest bar OZONE. During their two-night accommodation in The Ritz-Carlton Suite in Hong Kong, the couple will have 24-hour usage of the Rolls-Royce Phantom. The couple’s honeymoon is also well-taken care of with a four-night accommodation in the Royal Beach Villa at The Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Phulay Bay featuring special amenities/services including a 24-hour butler during stay.

About Preston Bailey

Preston Bailey has been lauded as one of the world's premiere event designers and tastemakers. With 30-plus years of experience under the auspices of his namesake company Preston Bailey Designs, he is best known for his ability to completely transform raw, ordinary spaces, into opulent, theatrical environments, translating his clients’ fantasies into awe-inspiring reality. His one-of-kind events have attracted such clients as: Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Uma Thurman, Joan Rivers, Donna Karan, Liza Minnelli, Matt Lauer, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ivanka Trump and the most recent wedding of International Pop Diva Coco Lee. Also an author, he has written four bestselling books entitled "Design for Entertaining," "Fantasy Weddings," "Inspirations," "Celebrations," and his newest book, "Flowers" was released by Rizzoli in October '11. For more information, please visit prestonbailey.com.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

Occupying floors 102 to 118 of the International Commerce Centre in Kowloon, The RitzCarlton, Hong Kong is the highest hotel in the world. The 312 guest rooms all providing spectacular city and harbour views. With six dining venues starting on the 102nd floor, including state-of-the-art designer Chinese and Italian restaurants, and lobby lounge, the rooftop bar will be a truly stunning venue at 490 meters above sea level. For those wishing to relax and indulge, The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA located on 116th floor features nine deluxe treatment rooms and two couple’s suites, re-define the urban spa experience in the city and across Asia. The hotel also features a fully equipped fitness centre and an indoor pool on the 118th floor with a 28m x 7m LED screen on the ceiling. The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong also boasts one of the largest ballrooms in the city at 930sqm. Complemented by an additional four meeting rooms, it has fast become the new social centre for Hong Kong and will set the benchmark for events in the region. For more information, please visit ritzcarlton.com/hongkong.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Maryland, currently operates 77 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. The RitzCarlton 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 web site at ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc (NYSE: MAR)