New Orleans, Louisiana (PRWEB) November 07, 2014
The Bourbon Orleans Hotel has announced a special package to commemorate the famous “Battle of New Orleans” which 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. It is often referred to as America’s “Second War of Independence”.
The five-night, six-day Andrew Jackson Premium 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 6, 7, 8,9,10, 2015, the five-night stay includes:
- Overnight premium room accommodations for five nights, six days for two guests at a choice of the seven hotels of the New Orleans Hotel Collection;
- Town car limo transfers by Limousine Livery 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 artesian water, newspapers and local phone calls;
- A welcome “period” cocktail from the Bourbon O Bar – Bourbon Street's Classiest Bar as created by New Orleans' “Mixologist of the Year”;
- A themed in-room amenity;
- A five-course, period themed dinner with wine - General Pakenham's Final Supper - including a one-hour open bar reception and instruction on the battle by General Sir Edward Pakenham, commander of the British Forces in America, and over 20 other officers of the British mess in period costume;
- Private history walking tour of the French Quarter from the experts at Livery Tours, including Battle of New Orleans highlights;
- Luxury Transfers by Limousine Livery with entry to the reenactment ceremonies on Saturday, January 10, 2015 with dinner at Meme’s Bar and Grille, followed by a guided Lantern Light Tour of the encampments;
The Andrew Jackson Premium Package price is $2,115 for two guests, plus 14.75% sales and occupancy taxes. Reservations must be made in advance by calling Judy at (504) 571-4672 weekdays from 9am – 4pm.
General Pakenham’s Final Supper
Included in the above historic package is a wonderful period dinner attended by actors portraying General Sir Edward Pakenham and senior offices of the British Expeditionary Forces of 1815. 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 Joey Wells, longtime chef of the Bourbon Orleans, where the dinner will be held in the historic 1817 Orleans Ballroom, New Orleans oldest. The five-course candlelight dinner, served with wine, and proceeded by an open bar with period drinks will be held on Tuesday January 6th at 6:30 pm and is open to individual guests. The price for the dinner only is $149 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuities. Dinner reservations can be made online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bicentennial-of-the-battle-of-new-orleans-commemorative-period-dinner-tickets-10593787303 or by calling Judy at (504) 571-4672 between 9am and 4pm.
Throughout the U.S., groups are recreating events from the period of the War of 1812, often referred to as the “War that Forged a Nation” or “America’s Second War of Independence”. Events this year across the country culminate in New Orleans with the final week of commemoration activities, including fireworks on January 8, 2015 and thousands of reenactment performers converging on the actual Battlefield.
For more information about the Andrew Jackson Premium Overnight Package or to make reservations for General Pakenham's Final Supper, please visit http://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.