Bourbon Orleans gets in the spirit January 03, 2005 Share 1 -- Food, drink venues added to propertyNEW ORLEANS -- In addition to newly refurbished guest rooms, a new hotel lobby and the installation of wired and wireless Internet access in guest rooms and common areas, recent renovations to the Bourbon Orleans include the addition of the following food and beverage outlets: " Snooks, named for the local blues musician Snooks Eaglin, is a jazz and blues bar. The establishment opens onto Bourbon Street and surrounds guests with murals by local artists, live music, drinks and appetizers." Vieux Dieux Brew & Spirits, which serves Starbucks coffee, transforms from a traditional coffee bar during the day to a dessert bar at night, featuring local favorites such as cafe brulot and bananas Foster pie." Paillards is a Southern-fusion restaurant that combines the best of the South, featuring Cajun and American classic dishes." Napoleons Itch Wine & Martini Loft provides a selection of more than 100 exotic specialty drinks and cocktails along with an extensive wine list and tapas-style dining.NEW ORLEANS -- To celebrate the completion of a $15 million renovation, including 216 refurbished guest rooms, the Bourbon Orleans -- a Wyndham Historic Hotel is offering two leisure packages designed to showcase the flavor of the French Quarter and the Big Easys interest in the paranormal. Both packages are valid through May 31. Partial to the Paranormal, beginning at $270 per night, double, for the first night, and $180 for each additional night, offers deluxe accommodations for two on a floor known for haunted activity, according to the hotel.The package also includes two tarot card readings; New Orleans Ghosts II, Victor Kleins detailed account of local hauntings; and tickets for two haunted city or cemetery tours.The Viva Mardi Gras package, which starts at $385 per room, double, for the first night and $282 each additional night, includes a balcony suite overlooking Bourbon, Orleans or St. Ann streets; a collection of Mardi Gras beads; a bottle of champagne and a king cake upon arrival; two disposable cameras; a $50 dining credit at Snooks, the hotels jazz and blues club; and a list of French Quarter nightclubs.The Bourbon Orleans is within walking distance of many of the citys landmarks, including Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the French Market, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Pat OBriens bar and restaurant, Cafe du Monde and the Shops at Canal Place.To book, call (800) WYNDHAM.To contact the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail to Destinations Editor Margaret Myre at firstname.lastname@example.org.Get More!For more details on this article, see Ghost Expeditions raises entities, and questions.