"RARE AND SPECIAL": It's true that the guest-hotel relationship can be very much a one-way street. The hotel advertises and builds a reputation over time, but the guest has the ultimate control, both in determining the destination to where they will stay once that destination is reached. But going the other way down that much-trod street? Not so common, but the Ritz-Carlton is giving it a go with their new platform. It's called Let Us Stay With You and if you're a Ritz fan, you're likely to see that theme -- which intertwines memories of excellent overnights and meals and services enjoyed -- for some time to come. We've included a sneak peak below. Oh, and if you're looking for local Ritz specials in San Francisco, Half Moon Bay, or Lake Tahoe? Or at any of the other California properties? There are some nice ones on now (the Discover package at Half Moon Bay tempts; the deal includes a wine flight at Eno and hundred-dollar hotel credit).