Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ritz Glitz

Spend the night in Nob Hill at a Neo-Classical landmark

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It’s the little things you remember.

You know, like primo room service. Or a bottle of Cristal on ice. Or the view of Coit Tower and the bay before you, or the luxurious 400-thread count bed that Madonna slumbered in just last week.

It's all these little touches that make a staycation at the Ritz-Carlton on Nob Hill a master class in decadence. Whether you're looking for a romantic one-off or a place to pop the permanent question, here's how to do it right.

DINE
For the height of hedonism, indulge in the
Chef’s Tasting Menu at Parallel 37 inside the hotel. At the chef's table, Michael Rotondo creates irresistible temptations including rock cod green curry, scallops, uni and barley, and duck breast with figs and chanterelles. The inventive pastry chef also dreams up flaky fairytales.

Of course, you could call in room service, but with club lounge access day and night, how can you pass on the ol' whirl-a-wheel of breakfast, lunch, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and dessert options?

DO
Club access means you need never leave the building. Just ring for your private concierge to assist you at a moment’s notice. You can work out in the fitness center or have a sports or hot stone massage in your room.

From your perch top on Nob Hill, take a hike past the cable cars to Chinatown, North Beach, or Downtown. Walk to Stockton Tunnel to bar crawl at the Burritt Room, Tunnel Top, or Rickhouse, all within a short stroll.

DREAM
You almost grabbed a chocolate from the lounge on the way to your suite. Then you remembered the turndown service with a choice bonbon on your pillow. Now you're raising a glass of bubbly for a nightcap toast. Madonna would be proud.

The Ritz-Carlton
600 Stockton Street, Nob Hill
(415-296-7465)

The Ritz-Carlton

Price: From $425 per night here
Nearby: Novela; The Masonic; Burritt Room

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