The New Orleans Hotel Collection has announced a special three-night package to commemorate the famous “Battle of New Orleans.” The Battle of New Orleans was fought just downriver from the city on January 8, 1815 and served to confirm an important victory against a vastly superior force for the United States in the War of 1812.
The Andrew Jackson Premium Overnight Package from the seven fine hotels of the New Orleans Hotel Collection offers guests a step back in time to the period of the battle. Available for stays on January 9,10,11 and 12, 2014, the three-night package includes:
- Overnight premium room accommodations for three nights, four days at a choice of the seven hotels of the New Orleans Hotel Collection;
- Town car limo transfers by Bespoke Escorted Elite Experiences to and from New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport, or from Lakefront Airport for private aircraft;
- Daily Breakfast, Wi-Fi, in-room coffee and bottled water, and local phone calls;
- A welcome “period” cocktail from Patrick’s Bar Vin (one of the nations “Ten Best”) as created by Patrick himself;
- A themed in-room amenity;
- A period 5-course themed dinner with wine, and instruction on the battle by General Sir Edward Pakenham, commander of the British Forces in America, and General Andrew Jackson, commander of the American Forces other members of the American 7th Infantry Regiment;
- Private Haunted History Walking Tour of the French Quarter from the experts at Gray Line Tours, including Battle of New Orleans highlights;
- Luxury Transfers by Bespoke and entry to the reenactment ceremonies on Saturday January 11, 2014 including dinner at Meme’s Bar and Grille, and followed by a guided Lantern Light Tour of the encampments;
The Package Price is $1,815.00 for two guests, plus 13% sales and occupancy taxes. Hotel package reservations must be made in advance by calling Deborah at (504) 529-7527 weekdays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Central Time.
Pakenham’s Final Supper
Included in the above historic package is a wonderful period dinner attended by actors portraying General Sir Edward Pakenham and GenerAl Jackson, among others. The period dinner recreates a meal that would have been served at an important function in the early 1800’s, with research done by Chef Agnes Bellet, longtime chef of Hotel Mazarin, where the dinner will be held. This five-course candlelight dinner, served with wine, will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 6:30 pm and is open to individual guests at a purchase price of $129 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuities. Dinner reservations can be made online at http://1812.eventbrite.com. For inquiries or phone reservation, please contact Tracy at (504) 200-3113.
Throughout the U.S., groups are recreating events from the period of the War of 1812 as part of the Bicentennial celebrations. The War of 1812 is often referred to as the “War that Forged a Nation,” or “America’s Second War of Independence.” Bicentennial commemorations and activities will continue through till the Bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans (January 8, 2015).
Both the Andrew Jackson Overnight Package and General Pakenham’s Final Supper are recognized official events of the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Commission with the Honorable W. Henson Moore III, Chairman.
About the New Orleans Hotel Collection
The New Orleans Hotel Collection is a group of seven fine hotels in the New Orleans metropolitan region owned by local investors. Comprised of the Bourbon Orleans, Dauphine Orleans, Hotel Mazarin, Wyndham Riverfront, Audubon Cottages, Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport and Hotel Le Marais, these are boutique and small upscale meeting hotels in prime locations throughout the city. For more information, visit the New Orleans Hotel Collection website at: http://www.neworleanshotelcollection.com.
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