June 2013 Newsletter

Spend your days soaking up the sun at our rooftop pool while you bask in the beauty of panoramic views of New Orleans and spend your evenings exploring the French Quarter and sipping cocktails in the Carousel Bar & Lounge! Sounds like a perfect way to spend a summer vacation to us! Take advantage of our incredible summer rates and make this day dream a reality! They won’t last forever, so book your trip today!   FestiGals  We have our boas, martini glasses and notepads ready for the kick off to the Ultimate Girls Getaway Weekend: FestiGals! We are excited to be the host hotel for this fabulous festival which features enriching seminars, empowering speakers and incredible women from around the country! It’s not too late to join us for the fun on Thursday, June 20! Grab your girlfriends and head to the French Quarter! 4th of July  In New Orleans, we love to celebrate in style, and the Fourth of July is no different! You can walk from our doors down to the riverfront and view a spectacular fireworks display launched from dueling barges on the Mississippi River. It’s a fantastic display that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen! Spend the rest of the weekend celebrating with the family at many of the family-friendly attractions right outside our doors! Essence Music FestivalAfter you celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks over the Mississippi River, you can head to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for three days of superstar music performances at Essence Music Festival! Check out this year’s star-studded line up including Beyoncé, Jill Scott and Trey Songz and get your...

May 2013 eNewsletter

If you’ve ever been to New Orleans, you know that entire visits can be centered solely around the celebration of our city’s culinary prowess. From classic New Orleans dishes to innovative creations with a fresh take on old favorites, there’s something for every taste bud in New Orleans. Hotel Monteleone is in the center of the culinary scene as the home to the recently named “Louisiana’s Best Chef of the Year” and as a participant in the New Orleans Wine and Food Festival, the biggest culinary festival of the year!   New Orleans Wine and Food Festival This festival brings wine aficionados and epicurean enthusiasts from around the country to celebrate wine and food in New Orleans and there are still tickets available to join in the fun! We’re hosting a very special Vintner Dinner tonight, featuring a delicious menu paired with hand selected wines. It’s not too late to attend, call 504-681-4444 for your seat today. You can also join us on Thursday, May 23rd to sip and savor as you walk through the historic French Quarter during the Royal Street Stroll or attend the culinary connoisseur’s dream that is the Grand Tasting series on Friday, May 24th and Saturday, May 25th. Make sure to visit our award winning culinary team at Saturday’s Grand Tasting!  Chef Randy Buck Named Chef of the Year We are so proud to announce that our Executive Chef Randy Buck has been named the 2013 Louisiana Chef of the Year by the American Culinary Federation! We are so honored to have such an incredibly talented culinary team who share such an innovative vision for our...

September 2012 eNewsletter

As summer slowly fades to fall, we’re gearing up for all of the fall festivals and celebrations that make New Orleans so incredible! With free concerts in walking distance on Wednesday and Thursday nights, a huge music festival in October and Saints games every Sunday in the famous Carousel Bar & Lounge, Hotel Monteleone is right in the middle of all the fall fun! Saints Games in the Carousel Bar & Lounge If there’s one thing that New Orleans loves, it’s our Saints! Win or lose, we love to show our “Who Dat” pride and root for our favorite team!Make the Carousel Bar & Lounge your game day headquarters this season and enjoy delicious hand-crafted Saints-themed cocktails and tasty Bar Bites as you cheer for our boys in black and gold. Criollo Restaurant We are excited to announce that our restaurant, Criollo, has been selected as an Open Table Diners’ Choice Restaurant! Check out our menu and make your reservations to dine with us during your next stay! Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Events Harvest the Music and Armstrong Park Concerts This fall you can enjoy free concerts on Wednesday and Thursday evenings within walking distance from your room! It’s the perfect reason to arrive early! On Wednesday nights check out the Harvest the Music concert series in Lafayette Square, and on Thursdays you can catch free concerts in the historic Armstrong Park! Great weekday rates and free New Orleans music? You can’t beat it! Halloween and Voodoo Music Experience New Orleans is a city known for embracing the paranormal and we’re no stranger to ghosts ourselves! Join...

July 2012 eNewsletter

It’s summertime in New Orleans and we have so much to celebrate! We just hosted an incredible cocktail festival, our restaurant Criollo is now open for dinner and we have an amazing line up of summer celebrations taking place just steps away from our front doors. Join the fun when you take us up on our summer specials and book today! Tales of the Cocktail The past week has been a wonderful whirlwind of cocktails, dinners, tastings and mixology competitions as we’ve been the headquarters to the international cocktail festival Tales of the Cocktail.The festival, which celebrated its 10th Anniversary this year, brings together the most respected names in the cocktail industry for a festival to showcase the latest and greatest in the world of mixology. Needless to say, our beloved Carousel Bar bartender Marvin was in heaven! If you missed out on the fun, check out our photos – once you see what you’re missing we’re sure we’ll be seeing you at Tales of the Cocktail next year! Cheers! Criollo We are excited to announce that our new restaurant, Criollo, is now open for dinner! Join us for a culinary experience comprised of delicious dishes fashioned from the Gulf South region’s bounty of fresh, homegrown ingredients! Dinner will be served daily beginning at 5:30 PM. Take a look at our dinner menu and make your reservations today! Events COOLinary COOLinary New Orleans celebrates New Orleans Restaurant Month with summertime lunch and dinner menus at New Orleans’ hottest restaurants. The culinary celebration lasts through August 31. Criollo will be participating with a delicious summer three-course lunch menu for just $20.00 (Monday – Friday; excludes...

June 2012 eNewsletter

New Orleans is in the middle of its summer festival season and the Monteleone is right in the center of the fun! We’re the host hotel for a festival dedicated to celebrating the art of the cocktail and just a short walk away from the summer’s biggest music festival! Take advantage of our summer specials and join in on the New Orleans fun today!Criollo Restaurant and Lounge Our new restaurant and lounge, Criollo, is officially open for breakfast and lunch! Join us to enjoy the abundant bounty of fresh home grown products of Louisiana and the Gulf South Region. The seasonal menu is designed to offer creative dishes inspired by culinary traditions and appreciation of today’s contemporary tastes! Events Essence Music Festival The Essence Music Festival returns to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this year over the weekend of July 6-8 with an incredible star-studded lineup of musical guests and A-list attendees! Enjoy performances from national superstars like Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin and Trey Songz, along with a long list of distinguished speakers in the Empowerment Experience series of discussions. Tales of the Cocktail Tales of the Cocktail® is the world’s premier cocktail festival and as the host hotel the Monteleone has your front row seat to link to all the excitement! This fun cocktail festival brings together the most respected minds in mixology for five days of cocktails, cuisine and culture and this year marks their 10th anniversary! Shake things up this year at Tales of the Cocktail 2012, July 25-29. Pin It To Win It! Have you been dreaming about your perfect trip to New Orleans? Here’s your...

May 2012 eNewsletter

It’s summertime in New Orleans and that means festivals, food, music and fun! Enjoy it all from the center of the action, right here in the Monteleone! From a culinary festival right outside our doors, to the grand opening of our new Criollo Restaurant & Lounge, the Monteleone is the center of the summer fun in New Orleans! Take advantage of our summer specials and plan your summer vacation to New Orleans today!Save the Date: Criollo Restaurant & Lounge Grand Opening! We are excited to announce that Criollo Restaurant & Lounge will make its debut in the New Orleans restaurant scene on Friday, May 25, 2012 with creative breakfast dishes. Our lunch and dinner debut will follow in June. Much like New Orleans, Criollo Restaurant & Lounge reflects a true blending of many cultures and influences. Executive Chef Randolph Buck and Chef de Cuisine Joseph Maynard have created an incredible menu featuring the Gulf South region’s fresh, home grown ingredients.  Events NOWFE – May 22-26 Eat, drink and be merry at the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience! This year, our own Criollo Restaurant & Lounge chefs Joseph Maynard and Randolph Buck will be cooking with world renowned chefs Tasha DeSerio, Bill Taibe and David Gaus right outside the Hotel Monteleone during the Royal Street Stroll on Thursday, May 24, 2012. Make sure to stop by and sample one of Criollo’s signature dishes! Sultry Summer Specials Warm New Orleans summer days are here, and our summer deals are even hotter! With rates starting as low as $119.00 (plus tax, based on availability), it’s hard to resist a summer getaway at the Monteleone! Imagine relaxing days sipping...