The Bourbon Orleans Hotel of the New Orleans Hotel Collection Creates a Historic Battle of New Orleans Package and Dinner

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Located in the heart of the French Quarter, the Bourbon Orleans Hotel announces a special commemorative period dinner and hotel package commemorating a famous battle in the War of 1812.

Fife and Drum

The Bourbon Orleans Hotel has announced a special package to commemorate the famous “Battle of New Orleans.” The battle 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 Andrew Jackson Premium Overnight Package is available at the Bourbon Orleans and five other fine hotels of the New Orleans Hotel Collection. Guests will take a step back in time to the period of the famous battle. The three-night package is available January 7-9, 2016, and includes:

  • Overnight premium room accommodations for three nights, four days for two guests at a choice of six hotels of the New Orleans Hotel Collection;
  • 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 Streets Classiest Bar as created by New Orleans “Mixologist of the Year”;
  • A period 5-course themed dinner with wine (Pakenham’s Final Supper), including 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 in period costume of the British "mess" - a military term for groups who take their meals together;
  • 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 9;
  • Package price: $950 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.

Pakenham’s Final Supper - Tuesday, January 6
Included in the above historic package is a wonderful period dinner attended by actors portraying General Sir Edward Pakenham and senior officers 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 1800s, with research done by Chef Joey Wells with the Bourbon Orleans. The dinner will be held in the historic 1817 Orleans Ballroom, New Orleans' oldest. The five-course candlelight dinner, served with wine and preceded by an open bar with period drinks will be held on Tuesday, January 6 at 6:30 pm and is open to individual guests. Period entertainment will be provided by the Hogg Family Players, a fiddle, singing and recital group specializing in historic reenactments.

Pakenham’s Final Supper price is $139 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuities. Dinner reservations and a sample menu can be viewed online at For phone reservation, please contact Judy at (504) 571-4672 between 9am and 4pm weekdays.

Throughout the U.S., groups recreate 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.” Notably, the opponents in this war, Great Britain and the U.S. have never been on the opposite site of a conflict since. 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 six fine hotels in the New Orleans metropolitan region owned by local investors. Comprised of the Bourbon Orleans, Dauphine Orleans, Hotel Mazarin, Wyndham Riverfront, 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:

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