Embark on a Quintessential Laguna Beach Experience and Witness Art Come to Life Under the Stars

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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel proudly presents two extraordinary overnight experiences showcasing the 85th Anniversary of the Pageant of the Masters – BEHIND THE VELVET ROPE and UNDER THE SUN.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel proudly presents two extraordinary overnight experiences showcasing the 85th Anniversary of the Pageant of the Masters – BEHIND THE VELVET ROPE and UNDER THE SUN. As a long-time Pageant of the Masters sponsor, the resort’s exclusive packages to the world-famous performance of “art that lives and breathes” include premier seats located in the loge center section.

The 2018 theme for Pageant of the Masters is “UNDER THE SUN.” In the early years of the 20th century, a new generation of impressionists and plein air painters set up their easels outdoors and reveled in the natural beauty to be found as far as the eye could see. In this year’s show, theatrical magic, live music and light-hearted storytelling will honor Laguna’s own and other artistic pioneers from around the world who left their studios in search of new inspiration.

The Pageant of the Masters “UNDER THE SUN” experience starts at $899 per night and includes:

  •     Overnight accommodations
  •     Two Premier Loge Center tickets to the Pageant of the Masters stage performance
  •     Admission for two to Festival of Arts, one of the nation’s oldest and most highly acclaimed juried fine art shows
  •     Welcome amenity and Pageant of the Masters program

BEHIND THE VELVET ROPE provides guests with the chance to see how the grand production comes together, as well as the opportunity to meet the Festival’s artists during a private docent tour. The experience starts at $1,999 per couple, per night and includes:

  •     The Ritz-Carlton Club Level ocean view accommodations
  •     Behind the Scenes Tour of the Pageant of the Masters stage performance
  •     Two Premier Loge Center tickets to the Pageant of the Masters performance
  •     Admission for two to Festival of Arts, showcasing 140 of Orange County’s finest artists
  •     Private docent tour of Festival of Arts
  •     Welcome amenity and Pageant of the Masters program

Each overnight Pageant of the Masters experiences is available July 7 through September 1, 2018. Behind the Velvet Rope is available for Saturday night stays only.

To explore how Pageant of the Masters and Festival of Arts all come together visit Journey.RitzCarlton.com – from remarkable travel memories to the latest local trends, Journey into The Ritz-Carlton offers a new perspective on luxury travel.

About Pageant of the Masters and Festival of Arts
The Pageant of the Masters is the Festival of Arts’ crowning jewel and is arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. Real people magically transformed into life-sized re-creations of famous works of arts. A live narrator guides the audience through the story of each living picture accompanied by the music of a professional orchestra. The Festival of Arts is California’s premiere fine art show. 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 140 of Orange County’s finest artists. Established in 1932, Festival of Arts promotes, produces and sponsors events and activities that encourage the appreciation, study and performance of the arts.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel rises above the Pacific Ocean and affords panoramic views across the horizon and the miles of sandy beach below. The resort’s extraordinary bluff top setting creates a backdrop that elevates the guest experience and creates distinctive and unforgettable memories that last a lifetime. Make the oceanfront resort a part of your travel plans and #riseabove. For more information or reservations call 800-241-3333, the hotel directly at 949-240-2000, a travel professional or visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/LagunaNiguel.

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