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The "Blues have Arrived at the Rhinecliff!"

THIS FRIDAY, DEC 18 th@9pm THE RHINECLIFF WELCOMES BLUESMAN BRUCE KATZ, FROM GREG ALLMAN'S BAND. Bruce is a 2010 Blues Music Award Nominee for "Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Of The Year"
Musicians and Critics are raving about The Bruce Katz Band!

"He can play jazz, blues, Bach, anything. Man, he's a heavy!"
- Gregg Allman

"This man is as good as it gets. One of the greatest keyboard artists I've ever heard."
- John Hammond

"Now that's a piano player!"
- Pinetop Perkins



The Rhinecliff Celebrates! - Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, The Rhinecliff Hotel, established in 1854, closed and almost condemned in 2002, has been reborn! British-born "BLUES BROTHERS" James and David Chapman purchased the historic railroad hotel near Rhinebeck, NY in November 2003 , and toiled for five years in a labor of love to save and renovate the classic 1854 property. Reopened in September of 2008, and now on the National Register of Historic Places , the brothers have transformed The Rhinecliff into one of the hottest hotels and "must go to" dining establishments in the Hudson River Valley . Recently chosen by National Geographic Traveler as one of their "must visit" hotels in 2009, and just winning the "BEST JAZZ BRUNCH 2009" award from Hudson Valley Magazine , The Rhinecliff is truly the areas best historic and gastronomic transformation.

Nestled on the banks of the Hudson River in the picturesque Hamlet of Rhinecliff, NY, The Rhinecliff was built in 1854 by architect George Veitch. The hotel was originally a simple rooming house for travelers, offering sustenance and rest for both man and horse, as well as serving the bustling Rhinecliff-Kingston Ferry Terminal and the newly opened Hudson River Railroad . With some notoriety as a raucous music watering hole, the hotel closed its doors in 2002, until the Chapman brothers took up their quest.

KING OF THE BLUES , James Chapman, having opened ten restaurants across six countries in three continents, gave up his dynamic New York City restaurant career and felt ready for the task. And Brother David , (AKA JAKE) having managed financial consulting teams across complex Wall Street and London capital markets [trading environments], felt he had the logistical skills to deal with the historic transformation.

And they were correct. In September 2008, The Rhinecliff emerged with new life as a boutique country, full-service hotel. The transformed hotel features beautiful antique wood floors , historic beams, re-finished doors, stone fireplaces [hand-stacked by an English craftsman], and the original Victorian oak bar, all painstakingly cleaned and restored to their original pristine condition . The nine guest bedrooms are outfitted with the latest in luxury amenities; all featuring private balconies overlooking the majestic Hudson River, king-sized beds, flat screen TVs , hi-fi music systems, double whirlpool air-massage tubs, and state-of-the-art heating, air-conditioning and communications systems. Award-winning architect David Borenstein added his personal creative touches throughout the hotel. Recycled wood from the old building was used to create countertops, shower brackets and wa ll art, while rustic corrugated metal roofing was used in sculptur es and artwork. Borenstein improvised an in novative use of a copper gutter to collect gray water, and created partitions with cedar do ors and painted glass inserts. There's a banquet room and a brass erie-style bar/restaurant, The Bar at the Rhinecliff. The restaurant has a passion for seasonal area and sustainable produce, features elegant European-style cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner (served daily).

And lets not forget special events. Whether its a celebration, wedding, small get together or corporate event, The Rhinecliff offers the location, ambiance, exceptional dining and experienced staff to ensure that every event is unique, memorable, a success.

THIS FRIDAY, Dec 18th - 9pm till- Join us for - GOT THE "HOLIDAY BLUES DANCE PARTY " - WITH Renowned Bluesman B RUCE KATZ & HIS BAND - $5 entertainment charge. Drink & Dinner specials. RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED!

Enjoy the Holidays at the Rhinecliff. Join Us.. "Got the Holiday Blues Dance Party" Get over it & Get it on with the Bruce Katz Blues Band, dine all day & into the night with our very special Xmas Eve, Xmas Day, & Boxing Day offerings, including a Toast to the Queen! "Swing into our Holiday Brunch," with international chanteuse Elaine Rachlin Sunday, Dec 27, Experience Rhinecliff's Grand New Years Eve Party & indulge again at our Recovery Brunch New Years Day!

Enjoy the sumptuous New Years Eve Dinner, the Grand Party & Overnite accommodations for 2 from $300.00!

The Rhinecliff has an open mic late on Tuesdays, local musicians on Friday, Sat Nite DJ Dance Party & our acclaimed Jazz Brunch on Sunday with Special Events throughout the year.

Only 90 minutes from Manhattan and 45 from Albany via Amtrak, and two miles from Rhinebeck, NY, visit the Rhinecliff website at for a complete schedule of special events, accommodation offers and sample menus.

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