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The Roosevelt Hotel Celebrates Second Anniversary, July 21! Guests and Public Invited

Posted on: July 20th, 2011 by admin No Comments

To mark the second anniversary of the completion of the $170-million historic restoration and grand re-opening of The Roosevelt New Orleans, two of the city’s leading tourism and sports celebrities – Mark Romig, newly named CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, and father Jerry Romig, voice of the New Orleans Saints – will come together to wind the towering, historic clock in the hotel’s grand lobby. The event will be held Thursday, July 21 at 4:30 p.m. at the property’s University Street entrance.

Guests and the public then will second-line with the Hot 8 Brass Band down to the world-famous Sazerac Bar for a complimentary, celebratory champagne toast with hotel general manager Tod Chambers.

In addition, the adjoining Sazerac Restaurant will offer a two-for-one special on all entrees. Complimentary valet parking is available for those who dine at the Sazerac Restaurant.

The Roosevelt New Orleans Receives T+L Magazine Nod

Posted on: July 18th, 2011 by admin No Comments

The Roosevelt New Orleans, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel, has been ranked for the first time as one of the top large hotels in the United States and Canada by the readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine.

The Roosevelt’s No. 13 ranking in the magazine’s 16th annual World’s Best Awards surpassed a number of other properties in far larger luxury destination cities, including New York, Chicago, Vancouver, San Francisco and others. Travel + Leisure readers evaluated rooms, facilities, location, service, restaurants, food and value. The category in which The Roosevelt was rated includes large-city hotels with more than 100 rooms.

“This grand hotel, just one street west of the French Quarter, embraces the elegance and drama of 1893 New Orleans,” the magazine writes in its report. The publication also cites the Guerlain Spa at The Roosevelt, the expansive size of the guest rooms and numerous in-room amenities.

General Manager Tod Chambers expressed pride in the ranking. “We’re pleased that guests, visitors and locals appreciate the focus on luxury that guided every part of our $170 million historic restoration. We thank the readers of Travel + Leisure and encourage everyone to experience the legendary Roosevelt.”

For a complete list of winners, visit http://www.travelandleisure.com/worldsbest/2011.