Empire State Building Launches 24th Annual Valentine’s Day Weddings Contest Presented by Kleinfeld Bridal

New York City (October 30, 2017) – The Empire State Building announced today the launch of its annual Empire State Building (ESB) Valentine’s Day Weddings Contest presented by Kleinfeld Bridal where 14 couples will be chosen to have the wedding ceremony of their dreams on ESB’s 86th floor Observatory. Couples who wish to get married or renew their vows are invited to submit their love stories via the building’s Facebook page; 13 stateside winners will be chosen to join one lucky couple from China, who won ESB’s Valentine’s Day contest on Weibo and WeChat.

The contest will be presented by Kleinfeld, the leader in bridal fashion. As featured on TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress, Kleinfeld offers the largest selection of designer dresses and accessories with unparalleled service levels. All 14 brides will be gifted a wedding dress of their choice* from Kleinfeld’s flagship salon in NYC.

All stateside couples winners will receive a one night accommodation at Grand Hyatt New York, an exclusive continental breakfast and prosecco toast in STATE Grill and Bar’s private dining room, bridal bouquet and boutonnière from 1-800-Flowers.com®, and complimentary name-changing services by HitchSwitch. One couple will win a honeymoon package to an all-inclusive Royalton Luxury Resort*. Following the ceremony, all couples will be invited to enjoy ESB’s open-air, one-of-a-kind 360-degree views of New York City and beyond for photos.

“Our annual Valentine’s Day weddings on ESB’s world-famous 86th floor Observatory are an unforgettable memory that has become a beloved tradition,” said Jean-Yves Ghazi, Senior Vice President, Empire State Building Observatory. “As the setting for countless love stories on-screen and off, we’re excited to once again play a part in these couples’ love stories on the most romantic day of the year.”

Couples can enter the contest using this link through November 27, 11:59 p.m. EST. Couples must be over the age of 18 and have a valid New York State marriage license at the time of the wedding ceremony in order to wed. Vow renewals can be performed with a valid New York State marriage license.

For complete contest details, please visit www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding. For more information about Kleinfeld Bridal, 1-800-Flowers.com, Grand Hyatt New York, Royalton Luxury Resorts, HitchSwitch and STATE Grill & Bar, visit https://www.kleinfeldbridal.com/, https://www.1800flowers.com/, http://newyork.grand.hyatt.com/, http://www.royaltonresorts.com/, http://www.hitchswitch.com, and https://www.patinagroup.com/state-grill-and-bar.

*Restrictions may apply

About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the “World’s Most Famous Building.” With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper’s robust broadcasting technology supports major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world’s most beloved attractions as the region’s #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, www.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/.

About Empire State Realty Trust
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the world’s most famous building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of June 30, 2017, consisting of 9.4 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

About Kleinfeld Bridal
Founded in 1941, Kleinfeld is the largest luxury bridal retailer in the world, carrying an unparalleled selection of American and European designer wedding dresses. The 35,000 square-foot flagship salon is located in the heart of Chelsea, New York City, and is host to TLC’s hit show, Say Yes to the Dress.

Internationally Acclaimed Artist Stephen Wiltshire To Sketch Empire State Building and New York City Skyline From Memory

NEW YORK CITY, October 11, 2017 — Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) today announced that internationally acclaimed artist Stephen Wiltshire will create a one-of-a-kind artwork of the New York City Skyline. Following a 45-minute helicopter ride around Manhattan, Wiltshire will draw a cityscape beginning today through Sunday, October 15, 2017, culminating with a signing ceremony on Monday, October 16, 2017. Wiltshire famously creates his artwork from memory and will do this piece in residence on the 80th floor of the Empire State Building. The London-based artist’s progress will be visible to Observatory visitors as he draws from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

“Stephen Wiltshire has a truly special gift, an enormous talent. To have the chance to have Stephen in residence at the Empire State Building is truly an honor, and for him to allow our guests to watch him work is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of ESRT. “Stephen has a special affection for the Empire State Building, and we can’t wait to see how he portrays the building amidst his cityscape.”

Since age 3, Wiltshire has communicated with the world through the language of drawing. He was an award-winning artist in children’s art competitions, and he received his first commission from the British Prime Minister at age 8. In 2006, he was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the art world, and later that year founded his gallery at the Royal Opera Arcade in London.

Wiltshire’s unique talent and fondness for cityscapes have taken him around the world to Tokyo, Madrid, Dubai, Jerusalem, Singapore, Sydney, Shanghai, Istanbul, Mexico City and Rome, among many other locations. New York City remains a favorite metropolis, second only to his home in London.

“After many, many years of traveling and sketching cities across the globe, I always come back to Manhattan as a place for inspiration,” said Stephen Wiltshire. “The Empire State Building has long been my favorite building in the world, and while I had the opportunity to sketch it in 2015, this is a unique commission which has me really excited.”

About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the “World’s Most Famous Building.” With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper’s robust broadcasting technology supports major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world’s most beloved attractions as the region’s #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.comwww.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding@EmpireStateBldgwww.instagram.com/empirestatebldgwww.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/.

About Empire State Realty Trust 
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the world’s most famous building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of June 30, 2017, consisting of 9.4 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

About Stephen Wiltshire
Stephen Wiltshire is an artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes. He has a particular talent for drawing lifelike, accurate representations of cities, sometimes after having only observed them briefly. He was awarded an MBE for services to the art world in 2006. He studied Fine Art at City & Guilds Art College. His work is popular all over the world, and is held in a number of important collections. For more information, please visit http://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/.