Tuesday, November 09, 2010

NEW ORLEANS: Hotel Monteleone and Fair Grounds Host Betting 101 Luncheon

From Carousel Horses to Race Horses: Register to Win a Box at the Fair Grounds on Opening Day

WHO: The Hotel Monteleone and Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots
This event is open to the public.

WHAT: Hotel Monteleone and the Fair Grounds are teaming up to host “Bet You Didn’t Know: Betting 101,” for women and men interested in learning about the basic rules of betting on horse races. Jim Mulvihill from the Fair Grounds will teach attendees the proper way to place a bet while celebrity guests will model stylish derby hats courtesy of Fleur de Paris. Attendees will have the chance to win prizes from a mock bet while enjoy refreshing Mint Juleps and a light luncheon provided by Hotel Monteleone featuring festive desserts. Prizes include a hat giveaway from Fleur de Paris and an autographed, framed poster from the Fair Grounds.

Additionally, the Hotel Monteleone is raffling off a chance to win a box suite on Opening Day at the Fair Grounds on Thursday, November 25. *The Day at the Races package includes a box suite, a race named after the winner, a meet and greet with the Fair Grounds new racing analyst, Katie Mikolay and the chance to present an award to the winning horse, pose for a picture in the Winner’s Circle, see their name in a Fair Grounds program and spend a night at Hotel Monteleone on November 24 or 25.

WHEN: Betting 101 Luncheon
Thursday, November 11
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Complimentary parking for three hours is available at Solari’s Garage located on Iberville St. between Bourbon St. and Royal St.

WHY: The Hotel Monteleone is excited to partner with the Fair Grounds to celebrate the Opening Day at the Fair Grounds. “Bet You Didn’t Know: Betting 101” is one of a series of events designed to celebrate the Hotel Monteleone’s 125th anniversary.

HOW: Tickets for the luncheon are $35 and include lunch, a Mint Julep and parking as well as eligibility to win the Day at the Races package. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://hotelmonteleone.com/derbyday. The winner will be announced at the luncheon. For additional questions, please contact Carly Plotkin at 504.681.4452.

Since 1886, the Hotel Monteleone, www.hotelmonteleone.com, has proudly stood as one of the first landmarks in the famous French Quarter. The hotel is the Quarter’s largest full-service hotel, featuring 600 comfortable, luxurious guestrooms and suites. Hotel Monteleone is within walking-distance of some of New Orleans most famous attractions and is conveniently located eleven miles from the Louis Armstrong International Airport. Hotel Monteleone is a member of the Preferred Hotels® & Resorts, a consecutive AAA Four Diamond award-winner, and has won the J.D. Power and Associates Upscale Hotel Award for “An Outstanding Guest Experience”.

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