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Amalfi Coast's Relais Paradiso and hotel Raito Offer World-Class Wedding Locale and Packages

Hotel Raito and Relais Paradiso Invite Guests to Define Their "I Do's" With Custom-Tailored Wedding and Reception Offerings

What better locale is there to host a destination wedding party than along the shores of one the world’s most romantic settings-Italy’s Amalfi Coast? The “jewel of Vietri sul Mare,” Hotel Raito and the ultra-exclusive Relais Paradiso invite couples to create a truly unique and custom-styled wedding event, complete with expert staff assistance, renowned Italian cuisine, luxury amenities, world-class hospitality, and panoramic views of the Amalfi Coast and surrounding historic towns. Whether an intimate family brunch, sophisticated cocktail hour or a grand banquet reception for up to 250 guests, Hotel Raito and Relais Paradiso offer couples the opportunity to say “I do” in their own unique style.

As members of Italy’s Ragosta Hotels Collection, Hotel Raito and Relais Paradiso encourage guests to “Define their Lifestyle,” during each stay. This mantra affords each guest a custom-tailored hospitality experience in which elements of their own lifestyle are incorporated throughout the visit. Weddings at these destinations also fall under this philosophy as the hotels’ expert staff will work with couples to create an event that is truly personalized, from culinary and cake selections, ceremony logistics and entertainment requests. The hotels can assists guests looking to host a religious service, commitment blessing or civil ceremony at the property.

Hotel Raito offers three receptions halls, which can host up to 250 guests and are surrounded by views of scented gardens, scenic terraces and the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. Relais Paradiso, which invites guests to enjoy exclusive use of the breathtaking property, offers one reception hall, hosting up to 50 guests or outdoor space which can host up to 100 guests. In addition, couples can choose from three menu packages to create a casual to formal event and the hotels provides guests a 20 percent discount on best available rates for overnight accommodations for event guests. Reception menu options are included below.

Hotel Raito and Relais Paradiso Wedding Menu Packages:

Champagne Reception: €50 per person
Includes: Champagne (2 flutes per person), finger food selections and wedding cake

Lunch/Dinner Reception: €100 per person
Includes: Four-course lunch or dinner selection and wedding cake (beverages are not included)

Champagne and Lunch/Dinner Reception: €130 per person
Includes: Champagne (2 flutes per person), finger food selections, four-course lunch or dinner selection and wedding cake

Disco Party Following the Reception: €2,000 for facility rental          
Additional Option: Hotel cal host four musicians for €1,000 or D.J. for €600

Originally opened in 1958, Hotel Raito continues to be the crown jewel of the Amalfi Coast. After completing a recent renovation the hotel now features Italian-contemporary décor, luxury amenities such as ExPure SPA bath products, custom-tiled spacious bathrooms and plasma televisions. The guestrooms incorporate natural lighting to ensure a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere and the hardwood flooring throughout is elegantly decorated with majolica produced by local master craftsmen.

As an added treat, guests will enjoy delectable Italian amaretto cookies each evening from the exclusive Lazzaroni line as a luxury turndown amenity.  Many of the 77 guest rooms and suites offer balconies and terraces with stunning views of the Bay of Salerno and the villages of Vietri sul Mare. In addition, Hotel Raito features the 26-room Seiren Floor, which feature a unique selection of additional exclusive offerings. Seiren Floor guestroom amenities include daily VIP treatment offerings with sparkling wine and fresh fruit, complimentary international newspapers and WI-FI connectivity, private check-in and check-out at the Seiren Floor reception and much more.

Opening in August 2009, Relais Paradiso Hotel features 22 spacious guestrooms and suites with panoramic terraces overlooking the pristine Bay of Salerno and the lush landscape of the fragrant and colorful Amalfi Coast. Additional in-room amenities include plasma-screen televisions, a courtesy collection by ExPure Spa, complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity, fresh local flowers and much more. During their stay, guests will enjoy truly personalized service from a welcome Champagne cocktail to personal car transfers to the nearby town of Vietri sul Mare. In addition to its luxurious guestroom accommodations and amenities, the hotel features an expansive outdoor area with suspended gardens, solarium and a panoramic outdoor swimming pool. Dining facilities include a hip yet relaxing Lounge Bar, the Lounge Restaurant, which features Mediterranean cuisine, as well as the Honesty Bar, located in the hotel’s foyer and open 24 hours a day.

Ragosta Hotels Collection, a unique compilation of luxury hotels is situated in some of Italy’s most idyllic locations.  The Ragosta Hotels Collection includes the renown Hotel Raito in Vietri sul Mare, Relais Paradiso Hotel on the Amalfi Coast, La Plage Resort, which opened in spring 2010 in Taormina, Sicily, and the Rome luxury boutique hotel, Palazzo Montemartini, slated to open in the 2011.

For information and reservations contact Ragosta Hotels at +39 089 763 4111 or Summit Hotels & Resorts at www.summithotels.com. Rates are subject to availability.

Ragosta Hotels Collection is a member of Summit Hotels & Resorts and Preferred Boutique, divisions of Preferred Hotels Group, representing luxury hotels and resorts worldwide.  Based on the Amalfi Coast, Italy, Ragosta Hotels Collection is comprised of the luxury 77-rooms and suites Hotel Raito (member of Summit Hotels & Resorts) in Vietri sul Mare (Amalfi Coast), the 22- rooms and suites Relais Paradiso on the Amalfi Coast and the new 61-room luxury resort, La Plage Resort (member of Preferred Boutique) in Taormina-Sicily.  A fourth hotel is planned for Rome, Italy and will open in 2011.  Ragosta Hotels Collection is based on the core philosophy of providing guests with an experience that mirrors their lifestyle.  The company’s Define Your Lifestyle concept extends beyond the traditional guest loyalty programs to feature in room design, culinary offerings, wellness facilities, therapies and treatments and public spaces.  Ragosta Hotels Collection represents a new generation of travel that incorporates lifestyle and uniqueness of the destination for a truly exceptional experience.

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