Happy Days Are Here Again with Pierre Hotel

  Remember when Coca Cola was only a dime, candy was a penny and hotel room
rates were $18.00 a night? Well, The Pierre New York, A Four Seasons Hotel
is honoring room rates of days gone by.
Those people celebrating their anniversary can check into the Pierre New
York at the rate they paid on their wedding night. What is the catch? All
guests must show their original hotel bill from their special night at The
Pierre in order for their rate to be honored and a two-night minimum stay
is required.

“The idea came to me recently, when I received two letters in one week
with lovely sentiments about the guest’s fond memories of their wedding
nights at the Pierre and attached were their original hotel bills. One was
from 1943 for $6.75 a night and the other was from 1954 for $18.00 a
night,” says Guy Rigby, general manager of The Pierre New York.

This isn’t the first time Rigby has received these types of letters—the
hotel’s reservations department receives faxes of original hotel bills
from guests celebrating their anniversaries on an ongoing basis. “Many
guests have brought their Pierre memorabilia to show us when they check-in
and often ask if we can honor their old rate from their past stays,” adds
Rigby. Now they can.

The Anniversary Memory Weekend package consists of a two night minimum
stay, anniversary wedding cake with a split of champagne upon arrival and
American breakfast for two in Cafe Pierre or through room service
beginning at $550 for the first night and the second night at the
“anniversary rate.” Also available is the opportunity to recreate the
“wedding dinner” for two through room service ($250) and for the concierge
to organize a special ceremony to renew the couple’s wedding vows at
supplemental charges. In addition, this package is subject to availability
and is offered from now until September 30, 2004.