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From Monaco to Monaco: Alexandria Revisited

April 9, 2015

I’ve been to the Hotel Monaco in Alexandria a bunch. In fact, it is now one of the “home away from home” hotels. This time when I arrived (in the mosquito) I was greeted by the doorman who recognized me (and my car). And so did the people manning the front desk. And so did Matt Hurlburt the GM. Cool beans.

I was assigned a great suite, room 503, which seems to be my usual room now. NPS approves!

Room 508 at the Alexandria Monaco

Room 508 at the Alexandria Monaco

The room has been spruced up a couple of notches since last visit.

503 sitting room

503 sitting room

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The non-plastic shower in 503 bathroom is very spacious

The non-plastic shower in 503 bathroom is very spacious

Sparkling water and a mini-amentity

Sparkling water and a mini-amentity

As I was finishing up a call with California, an incredibly awesome amenity was delivered by Rae and company. Gotta love the “Shine and Swine.” Just awesome.

Holy cow, look at that, moonshine and charcuterie.

Holy cow, look at that, moonshine and charcuterie.

I had a few minutes to catch up with Matt for a cocktail after work (and before heading out for a business dinner at Vermillion). Dinner was workaday at Vermillion. The soup outshone the rockfish.

Late night was spent at Jackson20 served by barman Andy Nelson. As has become our habit, we had a Sazarac with Sazarac 18 (wow) and some Eagle Rare 17. Great bourbon.

Fantastic visit, five showerheads and some shine.

One Response to “From Monaco to Monaco: Alexandria Revisited”

  1. Moritz Says:

    Wow, what a welcome treatment. Just amazing!


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