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flashback: harrah's new orleans/windsor court hotel review
2004-05-16 - 10:38 a.m.
all photos © 2001 by Roger Williams,
all rights reserved
Note: Because angelfire has chosen to make its site un-usable through
abusive use of pop-ups, I am slowly moving my Rockin' High Roller website
to diaryland. Here are excerpts from a review of Harrah's/Windsor Court Hotel in
New Orleans dated early 2001:
As of this writing in February 2001, Harrah's in New Orleans has declared bankruptcy and is
whining that they are going to shut down at the end of March because they can't pay their
taxes. Of course they knew exactly what their taxes were going to be before they ever opened
their doors, and they bid for the contract on the basis of those taxes, but what of that?
Apparently paying taxes is just for the little people....
In the interests
of research, I bestirred myself from my cozy home not too terribly far away to sample a comp
to a very nice suite at the historic Windsor Court, which just happens to be conveniently
located next door to the casino.
Here is the beautifully decorated living room:
Here's the bedroom:
Here's the pop-up TV in the bedroom:
There was a gift basket deceptively left out on the counter of the kitchenette,
with tacky little price tags on everything in it. How tasteless. Probably Harrah's would have
paid for it if we'd emptied the refrigerator, since they paid our parking bill, but we didn't
experiment. We were too stuffed from the comped meals we enjoyed at Bella Luna and Brennan's.
We had a great time and are proud of our small part in driving Harrah's off the cliff,
but can you expect the same level of comps -- or even an open casino --
on your next visit to New Orleans? Only time will tell!
Another Note: Harrah's New Orleans continues to operate, having gained
significant concessions while under bankruptcy protection. I'll give them credit, though;
despite getting permission to open their own steakhouse, they still as of this writing on
May 16, 2004, offer comps to Emeril's, Delmonico's, and Morton's, among others. However,
in an odd note of cheapness, they no longer comp hotel parking. VIPs, make sure to park free
at the casino and roll your luggage across to the hotel. No, I'm not kidding. Try not to
giggle when your host informs you of this new policy.
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