W Hotels of New Orleans
Invites Families to the Big Easy for a Dino-Snore
Includes Tix to Audubon’s Dinosaur Adventure at Audubon Zoo and a
Copy of Goodnight NOLA for Tucking-in Tuckered-out Tots
NEW ORLEANS — May 8, 2009 — Dinosaurs have invaded New Orleans! In celebration of Audubon Nature Institute’s new exhibit, Dinosaur Adventure, W New Orleans and W French Quarter hotels are offering an exclusive Dino-Snore package, which includes a day of roaming around with 16 lifelike and life-size dinosaurs in an awe-inspiring habitat uniquely created for this limited-engagement exhibit. Families will hear spine-tingling roars and feel the mist of a dinosaur’s breath in this multi-sensory experience.
After a day with the dinos, W helps kids wind down with the perfect bedtime story—a new picture book tribute to all things uniquely New Orleans—Goodnight NOLA, written by Cornell P. Landry and illustrated by Louis J. Schmitt in the spirit of the best-selling classic Goodnight Moon. Visitors of all ages will enjoy this rhythmic salute to red beans and rice, po’boys, celebrated chefs, music, historic landmarks, the sporting scene and many other features of the Crescent City. Goodnight NOLA is an excellent introduction to the Big Easy for young children and a wonderful souvenir for all ages.
Available May 8 through September 15, and starting at $169 at W New Orleans and $189 at W French Quarter’s Dino-Snore package includes:
· Family of four passes to the Audubon Zoo’s limited engagement Dinosaur Adventure exhibit
- A copy of the brand-new book Goodnight NOLA to ensure that bedtime always induces powdered sugar sweet dreams
- And a wonderful room you’ll love
Available at W New Orleans and W French Quarter; based upon availability; blackout dates apply. Visit www.whotels.com/neworleans or call 1-877-822-0000 and mention promo code WEE to book W’s Dino-Snore package. For more info about Audubon’s Dinosaur Adventure exhibit (including Dinosaurs Alive 3D at Entergy IMAX® Theatre), please visit www.AudubonInstitute.org. For more info on Goodnight NOLA, visit www.GoodnightNOLA.com.
W Hotels’ Whatever/Whenever service can also help visitors plan tons more family-friendly fun in New Orleans. Want to know where the best snow balls in town can be found? How about prime family picnic spots from the Riverfront to Audubon Park? Kids and parents will both delight in a visit to Mardi Gras World, the Audubon Insectarium which turns one this summer, or one of several top-notch all-ages Jazz clubs. From advice to access, Whatever/Whenever can plan a last-minute slumber party complete with extra supplies for the ultimate pillow fight with as much ease and panache as planning the perfect proposal or securing a hot spot dinner reservation for the grown-up set.
About W New Orleans Hotels
Offering two unique hotels, W Hotels of New Orleans has whatever you want, whenever you want it. Voted number one hotel in New Orleans by Gambit Weekly readers, W New Orleans is truly a savvy traveler’s dream come true. The property boasts 423 guest rooms and 10,000 square feet of meeting space. Delight in Zoë, featuring innovative New Orleans cuisine by Chef Roberto Bustillo, winner of the 2006 and 2007 gold Fleur de Lis award at the New Orleans Food and Wine Experience. For those looking for a more intimate experience, wander to W French Quarter, recently named to Travel + Leisure’s 2009 list of Top 500 Hotels in the World, to experience the charm and warmth of the French Quarter. Dine beneath Venetian chandeliers and angels at Bacco, owned and operated by Ralph Brennan. For more information, visit www.whotels/neworleans.