Friday, August 19, 2005

Hotel Painting Mona Lisa Smiles On Guests

GENEVA, Switzerland (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Here’s something that would put a toothy grin on the face of the Mona Lisa: A hotel offering a package deal in her honor.

Hotel d’Angleterre in Geneva, Switzerland is offering a Mona Lisa package from Sept. 1 until Dec. 31, and besides a two night stay, patrons who choose the package receive the unusual amenity of having their personal portrait drawn in pencil.

Hotel execs say their artist can even make it look as if the customer is the Mona Lisa with the same pose and background among other things.

Guests also receive a complimentary “Da Vinci” cocktail which consists of one-third Cointreau, one-third Tequila, one-third Campari, lemon juice shaken and garnished with a lemon peel, orange peel and Maraschino cherries.

Hotel spokesman Jacques Favre says, “It is Italian and very nice to drink! I do not know if they had these in 1500 but I am sure they would have enjoyed it!”

Prices for the package range from $1,084 to $2,279.

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