ST. AUGUSTINE, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 05/10/13 -- Florida travelers are in for a treat as Casa Monica Hotel Autograph Collection®, a signature Kessler Collection boutique hotel, celebrates more than a century of rich history and indisputable luxury with a unique dining experience that will long be remembered as a grand commemoration of a remarkable 125 years.
Honoring the historic St. Augustine hotel established by the famed Henry Flagler, "Dinner with the Three Mrs. Flaglers" will be presented in the hotel's luxurious ballroom area, welcoming those seeking vintage decadence in a cultured setting. Taking place the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., the event invites guests to be part of an unforgettable dining experience celebrated as an art form at $49 per person. Visitors are transported to the past as they indulge in exquisite delicacies handcrafted by Executive Chef Harlan Walden and marvel at the keepsake menu reminiscent of one served in St. Augustine during the 19th century.
Tracing the origins of Casa Monica Hotel and acclaiming the life of Henry Flagler, the amazing tale of the historic hotel's past will be reenacted by Dianne Jacoby, an esteemed St. Augustine historian, writer and actor. Following a notable performance and extraordinary meal, Jacoby will be available for questions during the evening's dessert course.
Commemorating the past with festivities throughout the year, Casa Monica Hotel boasts a magnificent 1888 structure that compels worldwide travelers to St. Augustine with classical European style accommodations and Old World elegance. Restored to its 19th century grandeur in 1999 as part of The Kessler Collection of boutique hotels, the property is enhanced by the Kessler family's dedication to curating inspiring places. Blending the luxury hotel's legendary past with contemporary pleasures, guests are greeted with attentive service and an inspiring lobby ambiance framed by graceful Moorish columns and original artworks to create a unique and memorable downtown St. Augustine experience.
Bookings for Casa Monica Hotel are accepted online at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/jaxak-casa-monica-autograph-collection/ or by calling 1-904-827-1888.
About Casa Monica Hotel, Autograph Collection®
As a historic landmark centered in the nation's oldest city, Casa Monica Hotel is St. Augustine's only AAA Four-Diamond accommodation and is a constant favorite among locals, visitors and celebrities. Fully restored in 1999, the rich history of the iconic landmark shines through with impressive fortress-like architecture as it majestically overlooks the downtown district and Matanzas Bay. Culture, worldly flavor and art combine at the historic hotel, inspiring unforgettable beauty and alluring discerning travelers, such as celebrities, artists, musicians and political figures -- similar to the guest list more than a century ago. The 138 timeless guestrooms and suites transport visitors back to an era of old world charm among Spanish-style romanticism, with custom designed interiors, including classical furnishings with gold accents and plush red velvet tufted headboards. For more information or to make a reservation at the Casa Monica Hotel, please visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/jaxak-casa-monica-autograph-collection/ or call 904.827.1888 or toll-free 888.213.8903.
About Autograph Collection®
Marriott's Autograph Collection® is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Each destination has been selected for its bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional. For more information please visit www.autograph-hotels.marriott.com/.
About The Kessler Collection
Capturing the classical and unconventional spirit of Bohemian cultures, The Kessler Collection's portfolio of passionately created and artistically inspired boutique hotels boast chic design, luxe accommodations, enriching ambiance and intimate service. Whether visiting properties in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Colorado or New Mexico, each hotel's exquisite art, music and cultural influences, personally acquired for that hotel by the Kessler family, are deliberately approachable. Designed to inspire unforgettable experiences, Kessler guests are bathed in re-defined Bohemian luxury, from an 1888 historic hotel, a cutting edge downtown landmark and a magical castle, to an earthy Native American retreat, high design southern mansion and elite ski lodge.
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The Zimmerman Agency
Casa Monica, Autograph Collection®
95 Cordova Street
St. Augustine, Florida 32084 USA
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