Well, I'm slowly coming back down to earth again after our amazing date! We thoroughly enjoyed being spoiled! Thanks so much to our generous friends for sending us away!
This was our room...very warm and relaxing!
It turned out that El Principito came with us since the little man wouldn't take a bottle no matter what we tried. He was no trouble though and entertained himself for a long time in the mirror! Grandma was disappointed she didn't get to keep him though!
The hotel, originally built in 1914, underwent a 38 million dollar renovation in 2000. The woodwork is fabulous. This is the Hall of the Doges (dough'jez) which actually predates the hotel by 10 years. It was a local ballroom that they lifted in by crane during the renovation. I didn't know they could do that!
Another favorite room of mine was the Marie Antoinette Ballroom, whose three original chandeliers were purchased for $10,000 each during a time when the average American's house cost $8,000. Yikes!
And here's the proof that we were actually there! Too bad Neil didn't happen to be visiting (he's listed amongst the famous guests, along with almost every president of the 20th century).