Upcoming Events


"Let Them Eat Cake!"…

Oct 25 - Nov 9, 2016
Join us for Exhibition for "Let Them Eat Cake!"  Fine Art… more

"Organ & Labyrinth"-…

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
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An Evening with David…

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
The Orpheum Theater has announced David Sedaris, one of America’s… more

Art is the Driving…

Oct 25 - Dec 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

ART21: Mexico City

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
Join us for a screening of "Mexico City" from season 8 of PBS'… more

Danse Macabre- The…

Oct 25 - 30, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection will be offering a special Halloween-themed… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 25, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Education Gallery…

Oct 25 - Nov 27, 2016
Artists and Sense of Place Residency Show featuring artwork created by students… more

Historic New Orleans…

Oct 25, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

Ogden Museum of…

Oct 25 - Nov 8, 2016
Each year, the Ogden Museum celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead),… more

Opening Reception for…

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
Join us for The Opening Reception for "Let Them Eat Cake!"This will… more

Pablove Shutterbug…

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
We are celebrating the work of our 2016 New Orleans Pablove Shutterbugs… more

Saenger Theatre…

Oct 25 - 30, 2016
Join us for the Illusionists- Live from Broadway. This mind blowing spectacular… more


Oct 25, 2016 - Jan 06, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. House of Blues New Orleans hosts a new weekly… more

Comedy Gold hosted by…

Oct 26, 2016 - Jan 07, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages (content may not be appropriate for all ages).… more

Dean's List

Oct 26 - Dec 28, 2016
Dean's List is a variety show of a most unusual kind. This show blends improv,… more

Evenings with Enrique

Oct 26 - 26, 2016
Join us for Evenings with Enrique! This series features entertainment, and… more

Happy's Running Club…

Oct 26 - Dec 28, 2016
Join us every Wednesday  for a  fun 5k or close at the Happy's Irish… more

Le Meridien New…

Oct 26 - 26, 2016
Join us for "Art + Aperitifs," a fun, interactive painting class… more

Light Up the Night…

Oct 26 - 26, 2016
Visiting the city, whether from afar or from just across the bridge? Looking to… more

"Let Them Eat Cake!"…

Oct 25 - Nov 9, 2016
Join us for Exhibition for "Let Them Eat Cake!"  Fine Art… more

W New Orleans Kicks Off #wmardigras Social Media Photo Contest



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Emily Schmidt Liuzza
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W New Orleans Kicks Off #wmardigras Social Media Photo Contest

Fans Invited to Capture Mardi Gras Festivities for Chance to Win a 2-night Stay at W Fort Lauderdale


New Orleans, LA (February 20, 2014) - To capture and share the spirit of Mardi Gras through creative imagery, W New Orleans is hosting a social media photo competition, "Snap, Share and Win: #wmardigras Photo Contest," for the second year in a row that kicks off this Friday, Feb. 21. The hotel is encouraging fans to snap and share some of their best Mardi Gras moments through Twitter, Instagram or Facebook until Wednesday, March 5 for the chance to win a two-night stay at W Fort Lauderdale. 


To enter the contest, revelers can share their photos on Instagram or Twitter by tagging #wmardigras and @whotelsnola in the post or by submitting the image directly through the contest tab on the W New Orleans Facebook page. The deadline to submit photos is 5:00 p.m. (CT) on Wednesday, March 5.  At that time, a gallery of the top images will be available on the Facebook page where fans can vote for their favorite by Liking, Commenting or Sharing the image. Voting will end on Monday, March 10 at 5:00 p.m. (CT). The photographer whose image has the most activity will win the 2-night stay.  


"Images can be powerful, long-lasting tools to connect with travelers looking to book their next vacations," said John Thompson, general manager of W New Orleans. "Mardi Gras presents an excellent opportunity to engage with people outside of the city by snapping and sharing pictures that illustrate the excitement of Carnival season. We received some terrific pictures last year that truly captured the spirit of Mardi Gras, so we are looking forward to seeing what our social media fans will submit this year."


For more information about "Snap, Share and Win: #wmardigras Photo Contest" and for a complete list of the terms and conditions, please visit or the contest tab on the W New Orleans Facebook page.


For more information about W New Orleans or to make reservations, please visit or call 504 525 9444. Follow W Hotels of New Orleans on Instagram and Twitter at @whotelsnola and become a fan on Facebook at


About W New Orleans

Located just steps from the French Quarter in the heart of downtown New Orleans, W New Orleans is close to shopping, Harrah's Casino and the Warehouse District. The property boasts 410 guest rooms including 22 suites and over 13,000 square feet of meeting space. Indulge in Creole cuisine at Zoë; workout in FIT, lounge in a poolside cabana at WET or sip a signature cocktail at Rande Gerber's Whiskey Blue. For more information, visit