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The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
921 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112
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SPRING FORWARD WITH THE RITZ-CARLTON, NEW ORLEANS
NEW ORLEANS, LA - March 27, 2014 - Mardi Gras has passed and spring here, so it must be festival season in New Orleans! From French Quarter Festival and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience, Essence Music Festival, Tales of the Cocktail and Satchmo Summerfest, visitors can enjoy the best of the Big Easy.
The Davenport Lounge has added an exclusive new night of entertainment every Wednesday featuring Jeremy Davenport. M bistro is planning to provide a luxurious Easter Feast like no other while The Ritz-Carlton Spa, New Orleans has Crescent City Classic runners covered with a variety of offerings. See below for all of the events happening in and around the hotel.
Bites, Barrels and Jazz - Wednesday Nights in the Davenport Lounge
The Davenport Lounge is proud to offer a new one of a kind Wednesday night experience. Every Wednesday night, the lounge will be buzzing with live jazz from Jeremy Davenport (5:50 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) and a special food and drink menu, featuring small bites and tasting size portions of small batch American Whiskey's and Wines. This unique Wednesday night offering provides guests with the opportunity to taste and experience new flavors, all while enjoying music from one of New Orleans' favorite entertainers.
Summer is considered off-season in New Orleans, so travelers should plan a trip to the Crescent City. Rates start at $199, based upon availability.
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans Farmer's Market
Every weekend, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans Farmer's Market will offer guests an opportunity to sample local products from Louisiana's farms and coastal waters. From beer made with Ponchatoula strawberries, to Louisiana crawfish bread, these seasonal offerings will give guests the opportunity to learn about the local ingredients that make Louisiana's cuisine so unique.
Peter Cottontail Tea
Guests of all ages are invited to join us in the Davenport Lounge for a special Easter celebration featuring an appearance by Peter Cottontail. Children will enjoy cookie decorating, an Easter Egg Hunt with Peter Cottontail and other special treats.
Gather with family and friends for a spectacular Easter Brunch in M bistro. Guests will enjoy an enhanced four-course menu featuring a seafood buffet, dessert station, unlimited champagne and live entertainment. Children will enjoy cookie decorating and a special visit from the Easter Bunny.
Mother/Daughter Spa Day
There is no better Mother's Day gift than the gift of relaxation. Mothers and Daughters can enjoy a day of pampering and relaxation in the award winning Ritz-Carlton Spa.
Celebrate the special mother in your life with an elegant tea in The Davenport Lounge and an extravagant feast in M bistro.
Crescent City Classic: (36th annual, 4/19)
The annual Crescent City Classic 10K is a premiere road race that draws runners from all over the United States. The race course is one of the most scenic of its kind and culminates with an end of race party.
French Quarter Festival: (31st annual, 4/10-4/13)
The hotel is within walking distance to French Quarter Festival, the largest, free, outdoor festival in New Orleans. It features 22 outdoor stages showcasing gospel, jazz, funk, classical, Cajun and zydeco, brass bands and much more.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival: (43rd annual, 4/26-5/5)
Background: Thousands flock to this seven-day event that has been heralded as one of America's best festivals. Headliners include: Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Phish, Arcade Fire, Santana, Robin Thicke, Trey Songz, and many more.
New Orleans Wine & Food Experience: (23rd annual, 5/21-5/24)
In 1991, a group of local wine and food professionals had a vision of creating a series of events to raise money for charity. The five-day festival brings together world-renowned winemakers, celebrated chefs and industry insiders.
Essence Music Festival: (20th annual, 7/3-7/6)
Known as "the party with a purpose" the three-day festival features empowerment seminars at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center during the day and concerts in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome over three nights. Headliners include: Prince, Mary J. Blige, Lionel Richie, Charlie Wilson, Jill Scott, The Roots and many more.
Tales of the Cocktail: (12th annual, 7/16-7/20)
New Orleans is the "home of the cocktail" so it seems only fitting that this internationally acclaimed festival of cocktails, cuisine and culture would be held in New Orleans.
Satchmo Summerfest: (14th annual, 7/31-8/3)
This premier American jazz festival dedicated to the life, music and legacy of New Orleans' native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong is free and open to the public.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 85 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 http://www.ritzcarlton.com/. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR)