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Celebrate the Holidays New Orleans Style

Posted on: December 6th, 2013 by admin

National Geographic named New Orleans one of the top 20 destinations in the world to visit in 2014, but why not visit this beloved city a month earlier?  The holidays in New Orleans is a joyful time enjoyed by the whole family.

Here are some of the best holiday activities in the city:

 

Krewe of Jingle Parade

Steps away from The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans’ official holiday parade will roll down Canal Street starting at 1pm. This holiday parade enjoyed by many will include authentic parade floats, marching band and Christmas Characters.

Saturday December 7th | Event takes place at 1pm

Caroling in Jackson Square

Indulge in the holiday spirit with caroling in Jackson Square.

Sunday December 22nd | Event takes place at 7:00pm

Celebration in the Oaks

The most spectacular holiday light festival in the country!

November 29 – January 4 | Sunday – Thursday 6pm-10pm

Bonfire Adventure

Venture out into Greater New Orleans to experience a time-honored Louisiana tradition. The local community-build bonfires help light the way for Pap Noel, Cajun Santa Clause, during his Christmas Eve arrival.

Event Starts at 5:00 pm in Gramercy, Louisiana

Waldorf Winter Wonderland

Your holiday trip to New Orleans won’t be complete until you stroll through our Waldorf Winter Wonderland. Free and open to the public, come visit our block-long lobby complete with thousands of twinkle lights. And don’t forget to visit our annual gingerbread display and festive hot chocolate bar!

Share Your Memories!

Posted on: September 4th, 2013 by admin

 

With the Fountain Lounge opening this fall, we want you to share your memories about The Roosevelt Hotel and Fountain Lounge.

   Opened in 1938, the original Fountain Lounge was known as the place where the hip, sociable and fashionable met to enjoy cocktails and small plates in an atmosphere described as “casual and carefree as a night in Paris.”

   Do you have a memorable experience at the Fountain Lounge and The Roosevelt Hotel? Send your memories to share@nola.com.

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.

The Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel Celebrates its Second Anniversary Following Grand Reopening Of Historic Property

Posted on: June 15th, 2011 by admin No Comments

The Roosevelt New Orleans, reborn as a Waldorf Astoria Hotel, will mark the second anniversary of its reopening this July following completion of a $170 million historic restoration in 2009.

The landmark downtown New Orleans property, shuttered after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, originally opened in 1893 as the Grunewald. In 1923, it was rebranded as The Roosevelt in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt and retained its distinctive moniker until it changed hands in 1965 and was renamed The Fairmont.

Since its reopening, nearly 350,000 guests have stayed at the historic property, the equivalent of the entire population of Orleans Parish, in which the property is located. These guests include celebrities, musicians, politicians from around the globe and major industry CEOs.

The Roosevelt New Orleans has also served as the backdrop for a number of prominent meetings and conventions, performances and city-wide celebrations, and has hosted countless visitors for events such as the annual Teddy Bear Tea and holiday lobby displays. This year, the hotel was the site of a weeklong National Football League owners’ meeting.

Additionally, the world-famous Blue Room returned as a destination for entertainment by welcoming clarinetist Pete Fountain to christen the reopening, the James Rivers Movement for Sunday Jazz Brunch, performances of “The Kingfish” with actor Spud McConnell and more. The Roosevelt also has hosted numerous local and visiting artists, weddings and other celebrations.

“During the past two years, the New Orleans community has welcomed The Roosevelt with a passion that we strive to reciprocate in our guest service, events and restaurants,” said general manager Tod Chambers. “With each year that passes, we appreciate more and more the continued support that locals and visitors bring to our hotel. We look forward to continuing to provide our partners, vendors, owners and guests with incredible memories at this legendary hotel for years to come.”

The Roosevelt Takes Top Honors in New Orleans Magazine’s Tops of the Town Issue

Posted on: January 4th, 2011 by admin 2 Comments

Thank you New Orleans Magazine readers for voting The Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel as “Favorite Hotel” and “Favorite Renovated Building” in the Tops of the Town, January issue. And we can’t forget the Sazerac Bar which was named “Favorite Hotel Bar” and “Favorite House Specialty Drink.” We cannot thank you enough for your continued support. Come visit us soon!

Food & Wine Magazine Names The Roosevelt in its list of “Best Hotels of 2010″

Posted on: November 17th, 2010 by admin No Comments

Food & Wine Magazine included The Roosevelt New Orleans in its list of the “Best Hotels of 2010.” See complete list by clicking the link below. The article will be published in the December issue.

http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/best-hotels-of-2010

Thank You Gambit Readers for Voting us the Best in New Orleans

Posted on: September 3rd, 2010 by admin No Comments

Thank you for voting The Roosevelt “Best Hotel” and the Sazerac Bar ”Best Hotel Bar” and “Best Place to Get a Sazerac” in The Gambit’s Best of New Orleans 2010!

For a complete list of winners, visit http://bestofneworleans.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A80631.

The Roosevelt Hotel Celebrates One Year Anniversary Following Grand Re-Opening

Posted on: July 26th, 2010 by admin No Comments

The Roosevelt Hotel, reborn as a Waldorf Astoria Collection® Hotel, celebrates the one-year anniversary of the property reopening following the completion of a $170 million restoration in July 2009.

The historic downtown New Orleans property, shuttered since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, originally opened in 1893 as the Grunewald. In 1923, it was rebranded as The Roosevelt in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt and retained its distinctive moniker until the hotel changed hands in 1965 and was renamed The Fairmont.

During its first year of operation, The Roosevelt New Orleans served as the backdrop for a number of prominent meetings and conventions, performances and city-wide celebrations.

The Roosevelt’s celebrated grand opening hosted thousands of locals and visitors, and included special performances by some of New Orleans’ most beloved performers, including Irma Thomas, the Neville Brothers and Allen Toussaint. The world famous Blue Room returned as a destination for entertainment by welcoming clarinetist Pete Fountain to christen the venue, followed by a special performance of “The Kingfish” with actor Spud McConnell.

“This hotel truly represents the flavor and passion of New Orleans with the international appeal and significance of the Waldorf Astoria brand,” said General Manager Tod Chambers. “We appreciate the support this community has given since we reopened 12 months ago. We look forward to continuing to provide our partners, vendors, owners and guests with incredible memories at this legendary hotel for years to come.”

Boasting more than 60,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, The Roosevelt played host to nearly 300 groups during the past year. Among the first was the New Cardiovascular Horizons conference.

Most recently, The Roosevelt welcomed the world-champion New Orleans Saints for their Super Bowl ring ceremony. That followed a series of celebrations at the distinguished property which included the return of the holiday lobby and Teddy Bear Tea, as well as grand opening celebrations for venues, such as the Guerlain Spa and Rooftop Bar at The Roosevelt. Among the most popular events was a celebration of the 60th anniversary of “Stormin’ the Sazerac,” which marked the first time women were allowed in the Sazerac Bar.

For more information on The Roosevelt New Orleans, visit www.therooseveltneworlens.com. Memories of The Roosevelt can be logged at the hotel’s blog site: www.therooseveltneworleans.com/blog.

Vote the Sazerac Bar at The Roosevelt as your favorite!

Posted on: June 21st, 2010 by admin No Comments

The Gambit is hosting its Top 10 Bars Readers’ Choice Awards. Winners will be announced in the July 6 issue. Please click on the link below and vote for your favorite bar in New Orleans, the Sazerac Bar at The Roosevelt!

http://bestofneworleans.com/gyrobase/page?oid=76404