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Landmark Hotel in the French Quarter is the Ideal Accompaniment to a Weekend of Food & Wine

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What is the ideal accompaniment to an event which includes 75 chefs, 175 wineries and 1,000 wines in five days? Luxury accommodations at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel in the French Quarter pair perfectly with the 17th Annual New Orleans Wine & Food Experience.

A five-day feast for all the senses, the festival takes place from Tuesday, May 20 to Saturday, May 24, 2008 and includes the following activities: The Premium Fine Wine Dinner featuring Chef John Folse, a winery dinner where chefs and winemakers are paired to perfection, the Vinola Tasting and Auction, the Royal Street Stroll sponsored by Rouses, which is a unique wine tasting event, seminars and the Grand Tasting which features a Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off.

The weekend is sure to bring food and wine lovers from around the country to New Orleans for this cork-popping festival. The New Orleans Marriott is one of the few hotels recommended by the festival. Highlighted by newly renovated accommodations located near Bourbon Street near the center of the city, guest rooms and hotel suites in New Orleans come complete with signature Revive bedding in-room coffee, cable TV, courtesy newspaper, stunning skyline views of the Mississippi River, high-speed Internet and adaptable work stations.

After days spent at the event sipping Vino, retreat to 55 Fahrenheit for one more glass of wine before turning in for the night. New Orleans newest wine bar and lounge features a wine list with over 200 selections, classic American cocktails and regional and specialty fare to delight the senses. Or, grab a late night bite to eat at 5 Fifty 5 New Orleans French Quarter restaurant which serves regional favorites and unique wood-fired creations. Retreat to private spaces and experience rejuvenating sleep before waking up to more delectable food and wine, creating a magnificent weekend to remember.

For more information on the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience visit http://www.nowfe.com and enjoy a perfectly paired weekend getaway in the Big Easy.

About New Orleans Marriott
The New Orleans Marriott has proudly unveiled the completion of a $38 million renovation which reflects the unique spirit and rich culture of the Crescent City. The New Orleans Marriott located at the edge of the historic French Quarter, now features 1,329 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites complemented by a sparkling Concierge Lounge and a revamped lobby including convenient service stands and a gift shop. Discover everything needed for a satisfying stay at this hotel on Canal Street in New Orleans which boasts a redesigned Grand Ballroom perfect for dazzling social and corporate events, 5 Fifty 5, serving a fresh approach to Louisiana cuisine, a chic wine bar, as well as an on-site Starbucks, FedEx Kinko s business center, and a fully-equipped health club. In addition to this remarkable transformation, guests are positioned steps from the Convention Center and Bourbon Street. For more information or to make a reservation call 504-581-1000 or visit http://marriott.com/hotels/travel/msyla.

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