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ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 3 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Jul 3 - 3, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment.… more

NASA Week to Blast…

Jul 3 - 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 3 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 3 - 3, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jul 3 - 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Red, White, and…

Jul 3 - 5, 2015
In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

The Foundation…

Jul 3 - 3, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is thrilled to present Sea and Soil a group exhibition… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the 15th Annual Maafa… more

Go 4th On The River

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The Go 4th on the River Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza is the annual… more

Saturday Farmers…

Jul 4 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

St. Bernard Salutes…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The St. Bernard Salutes America Committee will host the 31st Annual Celebration… more

The Makeup & Martini…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Join us for the 3rd Annual Beauty and Entertainment event The Makeup &… more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jul 6 - 6, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

LIVE BAND KARAOKE…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 7 - 25, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Ogden Museum Book…

Jul 7 - 7, 2015
Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

The Sweat Social…

Jul 7 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 3 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… 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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