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VALENTINES DAY PACKAGE
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Did You Know?
The Jefferson Hotel was supposed to open on November 1, 1895, but at the last minute it was realized that November 1 was a Friday, and it was considered bad luck to start anything on a Friday. So the hotel was opened on Halloween instead.
From the time the hotel opened until 1937, rooms were just $1.50 per night. A room with a private bath was $1 more per night.
The Thanksgiving Day Dinner at the hotel in 1949 cost $2.50.
When Elvis stayed at the hotel in 1956, he brought his own television and the hotel manager was shocked that Elvis ate his bacon with his fingers.
In the mid 1950s, the hotel had a pink limousine to drive guests throughout the city.
The Jefferson has been in several movies including My Dinner with Andre (1981), First Kid (1996), HBO's Ironed Jawed Angels (2004), The American President (1995) and the recently discovered Rock and Roll Hotel (early 1980's).
Alligators once resided in marble pools in the Palm Court Lobby. Richmonders would vacation in Florida and bring the baby alligators home as pets. As they outgrew sinks and bathtubs, residents would bring them to live at The Jefferson. Tour the hotel’s public area and see how many alligators you can find today!
Thirteen US Presidents, including Harrison, McKinley, Wilson, Coolidge, Taft, both Roosevelts (Theodore and Franklin Delano), Truman and Reagan, both Bushes (George H. W. and George W.), Clinton and Obama have been guests at The Jefferson Hotel.
Legend says that Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was discovered by his life-long agent while dancing across the dining room at The Jefferson Hotel.
Frank Sinatra once entertained guests in Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel with an impromptu performance after enjoying his dinner.
Artifacts from over a century of the hotel’s history are housed in a museum at the bottom of The Grand Staircase, including a photo of Elvis at the hotel's old lunch counter.
The priceless statue of Thomas Jefferson that stands watch over the Palm Court lobby has only left his post on one occasion. In the 1902 hotel fire, he was rescued from the building only to have his head bumped on the cobblestones. He took a brief vacation to Edward Valentine’s art studio where his head was reattached.
The Grand Staircase at The Jefferson Hotel has long been rumored to be the staircase featured in the iconic film, Gone with the Wind.
The Jefferson Hotel is often cited as one of the finest examples of Beaux Arts architecture still in existence today.
Cool and Crispy
Auntie Sara’s Crispy Granola
Low Fat Vanilla and Greek Yogurt
Ginger Peach Compote
Dried Fruit and Nuts
Virginia Honey on the Comb
The Healthy Afternoon
Vegetable Crudités with Homemade Hummus and Ranch Dressing
Selection of Whole Fresh Fruits
Baked Brie and Dried Fruits
Everything Flat Bread Crackers and Pita Chips
Sweet and Salty
Brownies and Blondies
Nature Valley Sweet and Salty Peanut Bars
Individually Packed Mexicali Spicy Bar Mix
White Cheddar Popcorn
It's Tea Time
Tea Sandwich Trio:
Smoked Salmon with Capers
Tarragon Chicken Salad
Cucumber and Dill Cream Cheese
Assorted Homemade Biscotti
Miniature Confections and Scones
Iced Tea and Selection of Hot Teas
Please refer to the a-la-carte menu for additional options and enhancements.
Minimum of 15 guests.
Additional $3 charge per guest if guarantee is fewer than 15 guests.
Breaks are refreshed on a complimentary basis for 30 minutes.