Exclusive Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters Experiences Offered at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

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Escape to a true Laguna Beach art experience with the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters. Two overnight experiences are offered at the ocean front Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel that highlight this one-of-a-kind art event.

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Escape to a true Laguna Beach art experience with the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters. Two overnight experiences are offered at the ocean front Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel that highlight this one-of-a-kind art event.

This year's Pageant of the Masters theme, Eureka! It’s The Genius, showcases classic works by some of the extraordinary masters who galvanized art history. In addition, it will also explore the fascinating and unpredictable relationship between art and technology with a cavalcade of masterpieces illustrating how breakthroughs in different fields have also altered the path of art history and the way we see the world. From the glories of the Italian Renaissance to the deeply personal imaginings of modern masters, The Genius will fill the Irvine Bowl with breathtaking theatrical recreations of memorable artworks. And, an acknowledged work of genius, Leonardo da Vinci's “The Last Supper,” will return as the finale.

THE RITZ-CARLTON “BEHIND THE VELVET ROPE” EXPERIENCE
Rub elbows with Fine Artists on your guided docent tour and then experience the thrill of being back stage just before show time. Feel the excitement and wonder of how this grand production comes together behind the curtain and peak into the mystery of how art comes to life.

  • Ritz-Carlton Ocean View Club Level Accommodations, including resort fee
  • Ritz-Carlton Preferred Seating for Two for The Pageant of the Masters Stage Production
  • Guided Docent Tour of The Festival of Arts at 5 p.m.
  • Backstage Tour of Pageant of Masters at 7:30 p.m.
  • 1 p.m. Late Check Out
  • Pageant Program Guide and Welcome Amenity

Rate is $1,475 per night; Friday and Saturday only, Only 40 total Packages Available All Season

THE RITZ-CARLTON “GENIUS” EXPERIENCE
This unique experience includes:

  • Overnight accommodations in a pool/garden view guestroom, including resort fee
  • Welcome Amenity with Pageant Program Guide
  • Two Premium Seat Tickets to Pageant of the Masters Stage Performance at 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission for two to Festival of Arts

Rates starting from $625 per night

The “Behind the Velvet Rope” experience is offered exclusively at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Packages are available July 7 through August 31, 2012 with rates starting at $625 per night, subject to ticket availability.

Pageant of the Masters is ninety minutes of “living pictures” - incredibly faithful art re-creations of many classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. Presented in an outdoor amphitheater, with the combination of a live orchestra, Pageant of the Masters has been recognized as the best stage presentation of its kind.

Celebrating its 80th Anniversary, the Festival of Arts is a beautiful outdoor gallery nestled in the canyon and only a few blocks from the ocean in Laguna Beach. The Festival's prestigious juried art show includes a wide variety of media such as paintings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, handcrafted wood and furniture, ceramics, glass and more - all by more than 140 of “The O.C.’s” finest artists.

Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel sits on a 150-foot bluff with panoramic white-water views of the Pacific Ocean and two-miles of sandy beach. The resort is a re-imagined surfside retreat that awakens guests’ senses with its unique ocean-front setting and remarkable service heritage. As the premiere destination for travelers who desire a playful approach to Southern California luxury, the resort has been the recipient of many awards over the years, but is proud to boast earning AAA Five Diamond status for the 27th year, the longest in California. For more information or reservations call 800-241-3333, the hotel directly at 949-240-2000, a travel professional or visit the web site at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/lagunapackages.

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