Contact: For Immediate Release
Area Director of Marketing
New Orleans, November 10, 2013 - The New Orleans Hotel Collection has announced a special 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 on the dates of January 9,10,11,12, 2014, the three night stay includes:
Price: $1,815.00 for two guests, plus 13% sales and occupancy taxes
Reservations must be made in advance by calling Deborah at (504) 529-7527 weekdays from 9am - 4pm.
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 .
Price: $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 US, 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.)
For more information about the Andrew Jackson Premium Overnight Package or to make reservations for General Pakenham's Final Supper, please visit www.neworleanshotelcollection.com/1812.
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/.