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Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel Celebrates 15-Year Partnership

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel celebrates its 15-year partnership with the Pageant of the Masters and Festival of Arts and is proud to present the Behind the Velvet Rope Experience for the summer of 2013. Excitement is already building for the 2013 Pageant, as it celebrates the 80th birthday of “living pictures” – the original “freeze frame” – at the Festival of Arts. The Pageant theme changes each year with and the 2013 theme is The Big Picture, which will add a cinematic spin to its world-class presentation with classic masterpieces that inspired legendary filmmakers.

Guests can feel the excitement and wonder of how this grand production comes together behind the curtain and peek into the mystery of how art comes to life. Because of the resort’s 15-year partnership with the Pageant of the Masters it is able to provide the Behind the Velvet Rope experience, an exclusive offer where guests can rub elbows with fine artists on a guided docent tour and then experience the thrill of being back stage just before show time.

The Behind the Velvet Rope experience starts at $1,475 per night and includes:

•Ritz-Carlton Ocean View Club Level accommodations, including resort fee

•Ritz-Carlton preferred seating for two for the Pageant of the Masters stage performance •Guided docent tour of the Festival of Arts at 5 p.m.

•Backstage tour of the Pageant of Masters at 7:30 p.m.

•1 p.m. late check out

•Pageant Program and welcome amenity

The Big Picture experience starts at $645 per night and includes:

•Overnight accommodations in a pool/garden view guestroom, including resort fee •Welcome amenity and Pageant Program

•Two premium seat tickets to the Pageant of the Masters stage performance

•Admission for two to Festival of Arts

Both experiences are available July 7 through August 31, 2013 with rates starting at $625 per night. Reservations for Behind the Velvet Rope and The Big Picture experiences can be made at www.ritzcarlton.com/LagunaPageant.

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