A Dog With Gentleman Manners To Host "How to be a Man": A Holiday Afternoon Tea And Book Signing At Hotel Plaza Athenee New York To Benefit The Alzheimer's Association

Nov 15, 2012, 17:23 ET from The Plaza Athenee

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gentleman Norman, an adorable 12-year old Pomeranian known for his perfect social manners, will host "How to be a Man: a special Holiday Afternoon Tea at the Hotel Plaza Athenee" to benefit the New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association next Saturday, December 8th from 2:30 to 5pm.

"The Hotel Plaza Athenee has always been pet friendly, and we would like to celebrate the beginning of the Holiday season in a festively unique way, so we decided to host our little furry friend and his care taker Laura Martella, the author of the tongue-and-cheek coffee table book, 'Gentleman Norman: How to be a Man,'" explains Sebastian Wurst, Hotel Manager.

"'Gentleman Norman: How to be a Man' details the fundamental qualities of a true gentleman and demonstrates the virtue that every respectable gentleman must possess," explains Martella who visualized and styled every vignette and wrote the book. "Coming to New York, Gentleman Norman and I decided to stay at the Plaza Athenee because of its elegance and the way Norman was welcomed at this historic New York palace, which has hosted celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor and Lady Diana," Martella adds. http://www.gentlemannorman.com

Lou-Ellen Barkan, President and CEO of the New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, says, "We are delighted to be part of Gentleman Norman's fabulous event at the Plaza Athenee, which will not only raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association, but also awareness for a disease that is too often forgotten.  And who can resist Gentleman Norman!"

During the Afternoon Tea, Gentleman Norman and Laura Martella will make themselves available to answer questions, take pictures and 'potograph' copies of Gentleman Norman's first book.

Full afternoon tea served. $38 per adult and $28 per child under 12 years old plus tax and gratuities. Receive a 10% discount on the afternoon tea with purchase of Gentleman Norman's book. A portion of the book sales proceeds will benefit the New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association

For reservations: 212-606-4647

About The Plaza Athenee:
One of the most well-respected hotels in the world, New York City's Hotel Plaza Athenee provides European grandeur with the intimacy of a boutique hotel. Located on the fashionable Upper East Side of Manhattan on a quiet tree lined street, the hotel offers a unique relaxing atmosphere surrounded by refined townhouses. Located one short block from Central Park and steps from Madison Avenue, the Plaza Athenee is the perfect getaway from Midtown Manhattan and a welcoming retreat after a long day of seeing the sights.  There's plenty to see and do from this wonderfully central location.
37 East 64th Street, NY, NY 10065 Tel: +1-212-734-9100 Fax: +1-212-772-0958 www.plaza-athenee.com

SOURCE The Plaza Athenee