ST. PETE BEACH, FL (12/06/13) – The iconic Loews Don CeSar Hotel was named after a character in the opera Maritana by Vincent Wallace. It’s only natural that the legendary Pink Palace is teaming up with the St. Petersburg Opera Company, allowing both organizations to jointly flourish and educate the community in better understanding opera, its mission and have fun at the same time.

 The public is invited on Sunday, December 15 from 5-6 p.m. as opera stars Susie Hellman and Todd Donovan, both leads in the opera Susannah, will perform Broadway, opera and holiday melodies for the community live in the Loews Don CeSar Hotel’s Lobby Bar. On Wednesday, December 18, the “Operators” will delight guests and the community with a cappella harmony in the style of barbershop quartets, but with the elegance and vocal quality of opera. Both performances are FREE, open to the public, and self-parking is being provided on a complimentary basis.

 Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s Maritana Grille’s special tasting menu inspired by the St. Petersburg Opera Company’s upcoming Seasonal Sparkle musical celebration. Tasting items include dishes based on popular operas including Don Pasquale, Madama Butterfly,  Der Rosenkavalier and Lohengrin Act III on the Banks of the Scheldt. The menu is priced at $65 per person and will be featured from December 15-22, 2013. Reservations are required by calling 727-363-5077.

For further information on the St. Petersburg Opera Company visit www.stpeteopera.org. For details on Loews Don CeSar Hotel and its many FREE holiday events, call 727-363-1881 or visit www.loewshotels.com/doncesar. The Loews Don CeSar is located at 3400 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706.

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About Loews Don CeSar Hotel

Once a playground for distinguished celebrities such as Clarence Darrow and F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Loews Don CeSar Hotel continues to charm and impress guests today with service preserved from the Great Gatsby era of pampering. Renovated guestrooms, refreshed public spaces, sugar-sand beaches, Spa Oceana, poolside activities and award-winning dining await visitors who return season after season. Blending European grandeur, seaside elegance and sweet sunsets with the enchantment of yesteryear, the romantic legend exemplifies the grandness of America’s traditional beach resorts and is the only historic hotel on Florida’s Gulf Coast. For more information, visit www.loewshotels.com or call 727-360-1881.

Loews Hotels & Resorts

Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels & Resorts owns and/or operates 19 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada including the newly acquired Loews Madison Hotel located in the heart of Washington at the epicenter of legendary D.C. landmarks and the Loews Boston Hotel, one of Boston’s preeminent historic buildings, situated on the corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets. Located in major city centers and resort destinations in North America from coast to coast, the Loews portfolio features one-of-a-kind properties that go beyond Four Diamond standards to delight guests with a supremely comfortable, uniquely local and vibrant travel experience. For reservations or more information about Loews Hotels & Resorts, call

1-800-23-LOEWS or visit: www.loewshotels.com.


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