Mix It Up at Portland’s Hotel deLuxe With A Hands-On Craft Cocktail Package

May 17, 2012 – PORTLAND, Ore. – The craft cocktail revolution is underway and nowhere in the nation is that more apparent than in Portland. In this city where residents are famed for their obsession with artisanal food and drink, bartenders are celebrated and cocktails are a serious pastime. Now, glamorous Hotel deLuxe in downtown Portland is offering guests the opportunity to spend the night, drink like a local and learn the city’s cocktail secrets from the bartenders at the iconic Driftwood Room with the Shaken, Not Stirred package.

At the heart of the package is an immersive educational experience that brings to life the art, history, science and passion of craft cocktails. Led by the expert bartenders at the hotel’s historic Driftwood Room, a bastion of Portland cocktail know-how and lore since 1954, the one hour class begins with one of the bar’s signature champagne cocktails, progresses on to a hands-on lesson in mixing a pre-Prohibition era inspired cocktail and features two paired appetizers. In addition, guests who book Hotel deLuxe’s Shaken Not Stirred package will enjoy luxurious overnight accommodations and a $25 food and beverage credit for room service, the Driftwood Room or Gracie’s restaurant.

Shaken, Not Stirred is available on Friday and Saturday nights only. Classes are offered at noon on Friday and Saturday.  Rates start at $249 per night, plus tax. To book, call 866-986-8085 or visit www.hoteldeluxe.com/cocktailclass.

About Hotel deLuxe
Located at 729 SW 15th Avenue in downtown Portland, Ore., Hotel deLuxe – one of Conde Nast Traveler’s 2011 Reader’s Choice Top 200 US Hotels – offers glamorous accommodations that channel the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema just steps from the city’s best shopping, restaurants and night clubs. 130 guest rooms boast indulgent but essential amenities like locally-sourced Portland Roasting coffee and Smith Teas; Provenance Hotels’ signature Pillow, Spiritual and iPod menus; and a “Make It So” button on every hotel phone for the most whimsical desire or typical need. Hotel deLuxe can be found online at www.hoteldeluxeportland.com, www.facebook.com/hoteldeluxeportland and www.twitter.com/hotel_deluxe. Reservations are available online or by phone at 866.986.8085.

About Provenance Hotels
Provenance Hotels are award-winning urban boutique hotels with a distinct and deeply integrated art story. They include Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Lucia and the Governor Hotel in Portland, Ore., Hotel Max in Seattle, Wash., Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Wash., and Hotel Preston in Nashville, Tenn. Provenance Hotels can be found online at www.provenancehotels.com.

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Kate Buska
Director of Public Relations
Ph: 503-548-9399
kate@provenancehotels.com