WHO: The Roosevelt New Orleans, a Waldorf Astoria hotel
WHAT: Lighting ceremony of the Waldorf Wonderland Lobby at The Roosevelt
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Roosevelt’s grand lobby, University Street entrance, New Orleans
A New Orleans tradition returns Dec. 1, 2009, through Jan. 3, 2010, in time for the start of the holiday season at The Roosevelt New Orleans, as the grand hotel lights its beloved decorated lobby, newly named the Waldorf Wonderland at The Roosevelt.
Guests are invited to attend the lighting of the lobby Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m. In keeping with the Waldorf Astoria brand, the lobby will contain all of the charm guests have come to expect, with a sophisticated twist. This year, the grand lobby will be transformed into a canopy of white birch branches and thousands of twinkling lights. The lobby also will be lined with Christmas trees decorated with bows and ornaments, poinsettias and other holiday-themed displays. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a live performance by Benny Grunch.