Southern Comfort Weekend Getaway in New Orleans Offers History … With a Twist

NEW ORLEANS, June 14 /PRNewswire/ — The Hotel Monteleone and Southern Comfort’s Tales of the Cocktail will offer a unique package for a spirited weekend in New Orleans from Aug. 18-21, 2005. Sample New Orleans’ southern hospitality by staying at the historic Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter and experience history — with a twist with Southern Comfort’s Tales of the Cocktail, a three-day event featuring dinner pairings, book signings, mixology and culinary demonstrations, happy hour, spirited dinners, entertainment, celebrity bartenders and more.

The package includes:
* 3 days/2 nights Deluxe Accommodations at the Hotel Monteleone, between
Aug. 18 – 21, 2005.
* Welcome cocktails (the award winning Southern Comfortini) at the world
famous Carousel Bar located in the hotel.
* Spirited Dinner reservations for two at the Hunt Room on Thursday,
Aug. 18, with Kathy Hamlin, author of “Bartender’s Guide” and Thomas
Connors, author of “Meet Me in The Bar.”
* Admission to Cocktail Hour, at the Hotel Monteleone on Thursday,
Aug. 18, where guests can mingle with cocktail book authors, sample
signature cocktails and dishes, and purchase autographed books.
* Passes to the Southern Comfort Cocktail Tour, New Orleans’ only
walking tour of the French Quarter’s famous bars and restaurants.

Home to Tennessee Williams and his grandfather in 1951, and Truman Capote’s claimed birthplace, the Hotel Monteleone was designated a literary landmark because of its history with countless authors, many of whom have used the Monteleone as a setting in their stories or novels. Today the hotel exists as its founder, Antonio Monteleone, envisioned it in 1886, a grand meeting place for both the famous and ordinary man.

The Tales of the Cocktail package at the Hotel Monteleone is an adult’s only package. All participants must be over age 21. All prices are Per Room, double occupancy, based on availability from Aug. 18 through 21, 2005, and include tax and gratuity (except bellman gratuities). Subject to change. Rates are $279.00 per person.

For more information on Hotel Monteleone’s Tales of the Cocktail package, visit http://www.hotelmonteleone.com/ or http://www.talesofthecocktail.com/ . For reservations call 504-523-3341 or 800-535-9595 or email reservations@hotelmonteleone.com and ask for or enter the code, COMFORT.

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