April 21, 2016


Jess Brown
504.949.3999, ext. 223



Windsor Court Hotel Kicks Off Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration

Three-month fête features $90,000 dessert, royal birthday packages and exclusive Queen's Prerogative cocktail


April 21, 2016 (New Orleans, LA) - The Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans is paying homage to its namesake this summer as it commemorates the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. Her majesty's official birthday is today, April 21, and the royal celebrations in England are happening throughout the next three months.


New Orleans premier luxury hotel is joining in the revelry to mark the momentous occasion with a variety of opulent offerings.


  • The Crown Jewel: $90,000 Dessert - This indulgent, dark chocolate fondant cake is encrusted with edible 24K gold and topped with a luscious Cristal champagne sauce infused with raspberries and passion fruit. The decadent dessert is then garnished with gold-dusted berries and a golden-chocolate crunch. The centerpiece of this masterful confection from Pastry Chef Shun Li is a 3.95-Carat Ruby and Diamond Ring from M.S. Rau Antiques.
    *Orders for The Crown Jewel must be placed three days in advance.

  • The Queen's Prerogative - Crafted by Kent Westmoreland, head mixologist at Cocktail Bar at Windsor Court, this twist on the queen's regular lunchtime cocktail features gin, Dubonnet, Maraschino juice, orange and Angostura bitters, and orange peel garnish.
  • A Royal Stay at Windsor Court - For those who want to extend the elegant experience beyond drinks and dessert, the hotel is also offering three extravagant royal birthday packages, ranging in price from $2,779 to $119,260.
    • In addition to roundtrip airport transfers, welcome amenities, daily breakfasts, a tasting dinner in The Grill Room and Royal Tea in Le Salon, packages may also include three nights in the Presidential Suite or two nights in a Club Premium Riverview Suite; a private tour of M.S. Rau Antiques, complete with champagne lunch; and a private Day at The Spa at Windsor Court.
      *More information on the packages is available online:


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About M.S. Rau Antiques

M.S. Rau Antiques has spent over a century earning the trust of discerning fine art and antiques collectors world-wide. Our 30,000 square-foot gallery in the heart of New Orleans's historic French Quarter is filled with the rarest and most important works of fine art, antiques and jewelry created by history's most legendary artists and craftsmen. Our customer focus has led generations of clients and prestigious museums to trust that we will surpass every expectation for years to come.

About Windsor Court

Windsor Court has been the choice for discerning travelers for over 30 years. The 23-story hotel is located in the heart of the Central Business District, steps from the French Quarter. The award-winning luxury hotel features 316 oversized guestrooms and suites, the acclaimed Grill Room Restaurant, the storied Polo Club Lounge, the celebrated Le Salon for afternoon tea and an extensive art collection with mostly works of British origin, among other amenities and services. The hotel's recent $22 million restoration included the addition of the lobby Cocktail Bar and Spa at Windsor Court. For off-site events, Windsor Court offers CELEBRATE!, a premier custom New Orleans catering service. The hotel was purchased in October 2009 by an ownership team led by The Berger Company of New Orleans and the Dallas-based Crow Family Holdings. Windsor Court is a member of Preferred Hotels® and Resorts Legend Collection and is a member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection. For more information, please visit