SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

August 16, 2013 15:49 ET

Casa Monica Hotel, Autograph Collection Honors Servicemen and Women With Special Package

St. Augustine Luxury Hotel Package Offers Special Rate, Upgrade, Treats & More

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL--(Marketwired - Aug 16, 2013) - Soldiers dedicate their lives to protecting and serving, and Casa Monica Hotel, Autograph Collection thinks that deserves some recognition. With its Welcome Home, Solider Package, this boutique hotel in St. Augustine salutes both active and former servicemen and women with a number of extras.

To show its appreciation, Casa Monica Hotel, Autograph Collection offers the following to men and women of the American Armed Forces:

* Complimentary room upgrade (based on availability)

* Red, White and Blueberry seasonal berry amenity, delivered to guest room upon arrival, which includes milk- and white chocolate-dipped strawberries, an assortment of seasonal berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries), two bottles of water and a personalized welcome letter from this downtown St. Augustine hotel's general manager

* Bottle of sparkling wine

* Exclusive turndown service

* Late check-out (based on availability)

This St. Augustine hotel deal is perfect for soldiers who are home after a tour of duty and looking to spend a romantic weekend with their special someone, and for those have served in the past and are in search of a well-deserved vacation.

This historic luxury hotel has all the fittings of a perfect stay. Guest rooms, designed with Moorish touches, feature views of the lush courtyard, a 37-inch flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, plush bed with pillow-top mattress, in-room dining and coffee/tea service. When it's time to relax, an outdoor heated pool is the perfect spot.

After months of MREs (Meals Ready to Eat), soldiers can enjoy delicious meals at the hotel's three dining venues. At 95 Cordova, the ceilings are hand-painted with 24-karat gold, and lavish antiques and exotic silks set the mood for a menu of seasonally inspired New World, Middle Eastern and Asian flavors. Cobalt Lounge is a great spot to linger in the evening, serving small plates, cocktails and live entertainment every weekend. For a more casual meal or something to-go, Cafe Cordova offers fast fare such as pastries, sandwiches, soups and desserts, along with specialty Starbucks® beverages.

The Welcome Home, Solider package is available through September 30, 2013. Weekday rates are $115; weekends $199. Blackout dates include August 30th through September 1st and September 13th through the 14th. Use promotional code m0f when booking. Proof of past or present service must be shown at check-in.

About Casa Monica Hotel, Autograph Collection
As a historic landmark centered in the nation's oldest city, Casa Monica Hotel is St. Augustine's only AAA Four-Diamond accommodation and is a constant favorite among locals, visitors and celebrities. Fully restored in 1999, the rich history of the iconic landmark shines through with impressive fortress-like architecture as it majestically overlooks the downtown district and Matanzas Bay. Culture, worldly flavor and art combine at the historic hotel, inspiring unforgettable beauty and alluring discerning travelers, such as celebrities, artists, musicians and political figures -- similar to the guest list more than a century ago. The 138 timeless St. Augustine, Florida accommodations transport visitors back to an era of old world charm among Spanish-style romanticism, with custom designed interiors, including classical furnishings with gold accents and plush red velvet tufted headboards. For more information or to make a reservation at the Casa Monica Hotel, please visit, or call 904.827.1888 or toll-free 888.213.8903.

About Autograph Collection
Marriott's Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Each destination has been selected for its bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional. For more information please visit

About The Kessler Collection
Capturing the classical and unconventional spirit of Bohemian cultures, The Kessler Collection's portfolio of passionately created and artistically inspired boutique hotels boast chic design, luxe accommodations, enriching ambiance and intuitive service. Whether visiting properties in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Colorado or New Mexico, each hotel's exquisite art, music and cultural influences, personally acquired for that hotel by the Kessler family, are deliberately approachable. Designed to inspire unforgettable experiences, Kessler guests are bathed in re-defined Bohemian luxury, from an 1888 historic hotel, a cutting edge downtown landmark and a magical castle, to an earthy Native American retreat, high design southern mansion and elite ski lodge.

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