August 28, 2017

New York, NY (August 28, 2017) – Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT) today announced its 2017 Chinese Valentine’s Day Wedding Contest.  Expanding on last year’s tremendous response, the Empire State Building (ESB) is excited to launch this year’s contest on the Double Seventh Festival, providing one lucky couple a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have their dream wedding at ESB on February 14, 2018.  


Whether in Finding Mr. Right or Sleepless in Seattle, the Empire State Building has been the location of countless on-screen love stories, and this is a chance for one lucky couple to make their own. The iconic New York City views and romantic atmosphere make its 86th floor Observatory a dream wedding destination and the annual Valentine’s Day Weddings event is the only day of the year couples may officially wed atop the building.  


The Weibo contest will run from Monday, August 28, 2017, 7:00 p.m. to Monday, September 25, 2017, 11:59 p.m. China Standard Time (CST). Engaged couples or couples interested in renewing their vows may enter for a chance to win a fantasy wedding by following the Empire State Building Weibo account and submitting a meaningful photo and a message describing their love story. The winning couple will receive a complimentary unforgettable experience, including a wedding ceremony at the Empire State Building, two (2) roundtrip tickets on Air China from Beijing to New York City and breakfast at STATE Grill and Bar. The pair will also have the opportunity for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid honeymoon at a Royalton Luxury Resort.  


“Every year, ESB attracts an increasing number of overseas visitors, especially from China. As a well-known romantic landmark, our open-air Observatory is a dream location for any couple to exchange their vows. It is our honor to play such an important role in their special day,” said Jean-Yves Ghazi, Senior Vice President, Empire State Building Observatory.  


The winning couple must be Chinese citizens and of legal age to marry in China. All couples must have a valid New York State marriage permit at the time of the wedding ceremony to participate. 


For complete details and the official rules, please visit ESB WeChat (ID: ESBOChina) or Sina Weibo. 

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, @EmpireStateBldg, or

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. 


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