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Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for the  Groovesect Labor Day Cookout! more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 1 - 8, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 1 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Preservation Jazz…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Live New Orleans Jazz nightly! more

Southern Decadence…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for the  Groovesect Labor Day Cookout! more

THE RITZ-CARLTON, NEW ORLEANS – A TEMPTATION OF THE SENSES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Media Contact:
Paul Liosel
(504) 670-2817
paul.loisel@ritzcarlton.com

THE RITZ-CARLTON, NEW ORLEANS - A TEMPTATION OF THE SENSES  

Ritz-Carlton Creates One-Of-A-Kind Experience for Guests

NEW ORLEANS, La. - May 31, 2013 - New Orleans is a city that is defined by its diverse and eclectic cultural heritage. It is a "Temptation of the Senses" from its world-class cuisine and classic cocktails to its rich musical roots and unique architecture.  

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans tempts guest senses through unique offerings and events that created one-of-a-kind experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.  From interactive lessons on local cuisine, to hand crafted cocktails that celebrate the home of the cocktail, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans truly is a celebration of New Orleans, a "Temptation of the Senses."

Hand Crafted Cocktails in the Davenport Lounge

The Davenport Lounge has unveiled a new cocktail menu just in time for the summer.  Featuring refreshing new takes on some classic cocktails, the masterful bartenders in the lounge use house made mixers, house-infused spirits and the finest ingredients to make these hand crafted cocktails one-of-a-kind.  Some of the new offerings include the Dutch Donkey (our take on the Moscow Mule), The Southern Storyteller and the Blonde Hurricane (a house mixed hurricane using Old New Orleans Rum).

One-of-a-Kind Amenities

For guests looking to take home a unique keepsake from their stay in New Orleans, these unique amenities offer a sampling of what New Orleans has to offer:

  • Birthplace of Jazz
    • While Jazz can be heard the world over, there is no mistaking where it calls home. This amenity includes: the latest CD from Jeremy Davenport (The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans' headline entertainer), Groove Interrupted (a book chronicling music in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina), a history of Jazz letter, and two (2) complimentary drinks in the Davenport Lounge.
  • Culinary Destination
    • New Orleans is a melting pot of global cuisine with Cajun and Creole fare dominating the culinary landscape. The blending of these two cultures have turned the Crescent City into a culinary destination renowned the world over. This amenity includes: Cooking Up a Storm (a compilation of recipes from The Times-Picayune), a bottle of creole seasoning, and M bistro's own gumbo recipe from Chef de Cuisine, Frank Gray.
  • Home of the Cocktail
    • While there is a heated debate as to where the first "cocktail" originated, there is no denying that it currently calls New Orleans home. This one-of-a-kind amenity includes: Customized Ritz-Carlton Wine Glasses, a special cocktail recipe from one of the Davenport Lounge's bartenders, Obituary Cocktail (a book featuring the great saloons of New Orleans), a History of the Cocktail letter, and two (2) complimentary drinks in the Davenport Lounge.

Snowball Sommelier

Guests can retreat from the heat and enjoy a real New Orleans snowball crafted by The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans' own Snowball Sommelier. These sweet summer treats are offered in regular and "spiked" varieties for those wishing to imbibe. The Snowball Sommelier will be available in the Courtyard every Saturday in July and August.

Hotel Events/Offerings

Father's Day Beer Pairing Dinner

Celebrate the special father in your life with a one-of-a-kind Beer Pairing Dinner in M bistro.  Chef de Cuisine, Frank Gray has put together a special 4 course dinner that honors Dad by pairing M bistro's fresh farm-to-table cuisine with some of the best brews from South Louisiana.

  • $65 Per person
  • Available Tuesday, June 11th through Sunday, June 16th.

Paris Without the Jetlag

Sit amidst our antique collection and enjoy cocktails, cordials, tea or champagne-by-the-glass.  For those who care to venture outside of the hotel and into the world renowned French Quarter, they will find streets lined with art and antique galleries, millineries, clothiers and patisseries.  Come to New Orleans, the keeper of the language, culture, art and heritage of old world France.  Paris Without The Jetlag is just a direct flight or a short drive away 

    • Deluxe Room Accommodation
    • Two (2) Welcome Cocktails
    • $29.00 Overnight Valet Parking
    • Rates Starting at $169.00

Renovation

Slated to begin in July, the hotel will undergo a $4M renovation of its Club Level, The Maison Orleans and penthouse, The Ritz-Carlton Suite.  All club level guestrooms in The Maison Orleans will be renovated (74 Club Deluxe and 1 suite) along with the Club Lounge and the 2,800 sq ft Ritz-Carlton Suite.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 82 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR)

 

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