How to Stay Like a Royal at New Orleans' Windsor Court Hotel
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Not everyone can be born into the royal family. But any traveler with a big enough budget can stay like a royal at New Orleans' renowned Windsor Court Hotel.
In celebration of Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday Thursday, the five-star luxe European-style hotel has rolled out a $119,260 Royal Birthday package.
Available for the next three months, the package includes a three-night stay in the hotel's two-bedroom Presidential Suite and a lengthy list of services and amenities, including afternoon royal tea, daily breakfast, a private tour of the hotel's art collection, VIP airport transfers and more.
Guests will also receive a four-hour private spa session, a welcome amenity, plus dinner and drinks for four.
However, if you're short on time but still want to connect with your inner royal, the hotel is offering a $90,000 dessert.
Designed for special occasions (we hope), pastry chef Shun Li has crafted a 24k gold encrusted cake that's completely edible. The dark chocolate dessert features a raspberry and passion fruit sauce made with Cristal Champagne and the top is decorated with gold chocolate, gold covered strawberries and gold and chocolate crunch.
But that's not all.
A 3.95-Carat Ruby and Diamond ring from the French Quarter's iconic M.S. Rau Antiques sits atop the cake.
If you're traveling on a limited budget, don't worry, you can still experience what it's like to be a member of the royal family by ordering the Queen's Prerogative Cocktail from the Cocktail Bar at the Windsor Court Hotel.
The creation of head mixologist Kent Westmoreland, this is the Queen's drink of choice at lunch time.
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