CHEVY CHASE, MD – April 18, 2017 – The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is delighted to announce the next phase in the brand’s partnership with leading photographer and influencer, Trey Ratcliff, whose awe-inspiring photo tour across the United States in the summer of 2015 in addition to previous tours in the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East have continuously captured the imagination of his global audience. This spring, Ratcliff will document his journey throughout several cities across Europe, staying in a number of The Ritz-Carlton properties along the way. “80 Stays Around the World” is an entirely unique experience for guests and fans wishing to participate in his journey and be inspired by one of the world’s preeminent photographers, whose photos have been collectively viewed over 140 billion times.
Between April and June, Ratcliff will journey from Lisbon to Moscow, touring some of the greatest and most beautiful cities on the European continent. Supported by The Ritz-Carlton, his team will spend four days in each city with an agenda filled with photo walking tours and photography workshops, allowing guests of participating Ritz-Carlton properties and fans to join in this unparalleled experience at no cost. A schedule of his destinations can be found below.
For digital followers, Ratcliff will host Facebook Live broadcasts from the photo walks, behind-the-scenes moments, and interactions with well-known guests or local personalities throughout his journey. During each broadcast, Trey will be accepting live questions from the viewing audience as he discusses art, creativity, and inspiration. The shows are always fun, special and unpredictable.
During the tour, there will be several opportunities for fans around the world to receive exciting insider offers courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton and other partners. With gift cards, trips and VIP experiences, the journey will provide endless moments of wonder and delight for fans.
“The Ritz-Carlton is focused on encouraging artistic and personal expression through travel, and we’re delighted to partner with an artist like Trey Ratcliff who aligns with these ideals,” said Lisa Holladay, Global Brand Leader and Vice President, The Ritz-Carlton. “Following the successes of the U.S. leg of the tour, we very much look forward to seeing how Trey’s tour around Europe unfolds this spring.”
Schedule of European Photo Walk Tour:
Sunday, April 23 Lisbon, Portugal
Friday, April 28 Barcelona, Spain
Friday, May 5 Milan, Italy
Sunday, May 7 Paris, France
Saturday, May 13 London, England
Friday, May 19 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Saturday, May 20 Berlin, Germany
Saturday, May 27 Vienna, Austria
Wednesday, May 31 Budapest, Hungary
Saturday, June 3 Moscow, Russia
The Asia-Pacific leg of the tour is slated to begin in either late 2017 or 2018.
For more information about the European Photo Tour and locations, visit 80stays.treyratcliff.com or ritzcarlton.com/en/trey-ratcliff. To visually follow the tour, search hashtags #80Stays and #RCMemories, as well as destination hashtags including #Lisbon, #Barcelona, #Milan, #Geneva, #Paris, #London, #Amsterdam, #Berlin, #Wolfsburg #Vienna, #Budapest, and #Moscow, and follow @TreyRatcliff social media channels or @RitzCarlton on Twitter.
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