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NEWS RELEASE September 10, 2010
Hotel del Coronado Announces Inaugural “Hallo-wine & Spirits” Party Saturday, October 30
Coronado, CA —The Hotel del Coronado is world-renowned for its 122-year history of hosting celebrities, presidents and dignitaries from around the world. The legendary resort is almost equally infamous for its ghostly visitors, which have reportedly been around for almost as long as the hotel itself. Though supernatural stories abound, most have to do with Kate Morgan, a beautiful young woman who checked into the hotel in 1892 – and never checked out. After spending five lonely and lovesick days waiting for a man who never arrived, Kate was found dead on an exterior staircase leading to the beach. Kate had a gunshot wound to her head, which the San Diego County Coroner later determined was self-inflicted (some skepticism still surrounds this finding). Since then, the hotel has continuously received accounts of strange occurrences: lights and fans that go on and off by themselves, slamming doors, books that fly off shelves, bed covers that are suddenly pulled back by no one, excessive noise coming from the room above (reported by guests on the top floor) and even several sightings of a ghostly figure adorned in Victorian attire.
How then is it possible that a location with such high incidence of haunt phenomena has never before hosted a Halloween celebration? After all, we’ve already got the spirits, all we have to add is the wine! So don your favorite costume and join us for San Diego’s best adults-only “Hallo-wine and Spirits” Party.
Trick- or- Treat Reception
The fun begins at 7pm in the ghoulishly decorated Garden Patio with grown-up trick-or-treating as you venture from station-to-station and enjoy a variety of wine, cheese and chocolate tastings from ENO.
Hallo-wine & Spirits Party
Then, progress over to the Crown Room for food and dancing at the ultimate “Night of the Bat” party. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres at a variety of food stations, a fabulous costume contest plus dancing to your frightful favorites played by our dreadfully delightful DJ. And, keep an eye out for a special guest appearance from Kate Morgan.
The Hotel del Coronado’s “Hallo-wine and Spirits” Party is from 7pm to 11pm and costs $100 per person (includes tax and gratuity). Must be 21 years or older to attend. A special Halloween-themed Kidtopia will be available for kids ages 4 to 12 at a cost of $50 per child. Advance reservations required.
Call 619-522-8490 or visit hoteldel.com for information and reservations.
ROOM WITH A BOO! PACKAGE
October 29 – 31, 2010
Why not celebrate all weekend long? The Room with a Boo! Package is available on Halloween weekend only and includes:
* 2 nights accommodations (10/29 and 10/30) * A copy of the book Beautiful Stranger: The Ghost of Kate Morgan and the Hotel del Coronado * S’mores on the beach followed by a spooky movie on 10/29
Package Rages start at $199* at the main resort
Taxes and $25 daily resort charge not included Two-night minimum stay required
*Rate shown is per room, per night based on availability for double occupancy. Does not include tax and $25 daily resort charge. Valid only on October 29 and 30, 2010. May not be combined with other offers. Not valid for groups.
Join us for the Hallo-wine & Spirits Party and/or a behind-the-scenes ghost tour for an additional cost!