The site of revelry throughout the hotel’s 117-year history, The Roosevelt New Orleans this year will deliver a luxurious Mardi Gras oasis, along with experiences fit for kings and queens both real and imaginary, as the landmark property hosts locals and visitors for the first carnival following its $170-million historic restoration.
The Roosevelt, located just steps from the French Quarter, will deliver an off-Bourbon Street experience throughout the carnival season, but with even greater luxury, elegance and pageantry from the weekend before Mardi Gras through Fat Tuesday.
Greeting guests as they arrive during the weekend preceding Mardi Gras will be the purple, green and gold colors of carnival executed in elaborate wreathes festooned with carnival images; imaginative lobby decorations; live music designed to prompt unscripted “second-line parades”; and, true to the Mardi Gras spirit, the costumed “King and Queen of the Roosevelt” bearing specially minted Roosevelt beads destined to become keepsakes.
“We’ve made a commitment to New Orleans to make every season as memorable as the hotel itself,” said Tod Chambers, general manager. “Few experiences in New Orleans can quite match that of carnival, and no other property is better suited as a Mardi Gras oasis than The Roosevelt New Orleans.”
On arrival, guests will be greeted by the hotel’s “monarchs,” presented with their commemorative beads and escorted in grand style to the front desk.
After long hours watching parades, the hotel’s guests and visitors can slip into a state of tranquility with a full line of spa services at the internationally acclaimed Guerlain Spa. From massages and facial treatments to hand therapies and complete day spa experiences, each is personally tailored to revive mind, body and soul.
Also available are the Sazerac Bar, featuring the world-famous Sazerac cocktail and Ramos Gin Fizz, both favorites of Mardi Gras royalty; the Sazerac Restaurant, featuring the creativity of executive chef Stefan Kauth; and Teddy’s Café, where lighter fare and relaxed surroundings will be especially appreciated.
“The Roosevelt New Orleans is perfectly situated for those arriving from out of town and those who call the city home,” Chambers said. “Vehicular access will be easy, and visitors on foot will find the hotel welcoming. We believe the tradition of ‘Mardi Gras at The Roosevelt’ will become a lasting one.”
Guests can experience Mardi Gras at The Roosevelt with rates starting at $289. For reservations, call (504) 648-1200.