December 2013 eNewsletter

End of the Year Festivities… And a Sneak Peek at 2014Well, it’s that time of year again. 2013 is coming to a close and if you weren’t able to fit in a visit to the Hotel Monteleone, we know what will be at the top of your list for next year’s New Year’s resolutions. Still looking for holiday plans? Our low Papa Noel rates are running until the end of December! Find below some of our favorite end of the year events and take a peek at what’s planned for 2014. Happy holidays! Reveillon Dinners at Criollo Restaurant The “awakening” has begun! Join Criollo Restaurant for one of the longest running New Orleans traditions this season, the reveillon dinner! Our extravagant four-course menu includes dishes with a seasonal twist: Smoked Quail Risotto served with Carmelized Cranberries, an Oyster Trio of Swiss Chard & Herbsaint, Creamy Leek & Crab, Artichoke & Brie and Beef Short Rib Tarte Tatin served with Blue Cheese and Poached Anjou Pears.Looking for that perfect holiday stocking stuffer? Criollo is now offering gift cards! All you have to do is call our restaurant at (504) 681-4444, provide our staff with the Gift Card Holder’s name and shipping address, and we’ll take care of the rest! School Choirs Perform at Hotel MonteleoneYou’ve got one more week to catch the sweet sounds of the season sung by local school choirs in our beautifully decorated lobby! Any and all are invited to join us in our hotel lobby for the special school choir performances starting December 9th and finishing December 20th. Choir performances are scheduled between 10:00am – 12:30pm....

November 2013 eNewsletter

The Most Wonderful Time of the YearIt’s a season meant for celebrating, and we’re doing just that at Hotel Monteleone! We pull out all the stops for the holidays, ensuring a magical time at the city’st most enchanting hotel. From Monte’s Holiday Tea Party and Christmas Carolers in the lobby to Reveillion Dinners at Criollo and Papa Noel rates for December, there’s something fun for all ages. Don’t miss out on the most wonderful time of the year at Hotel Monteleone!   Monte the Lion’s Holiday Tea Party  Join us for the holiday party of the year! On Saturday December 7th at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monte the Lion will be hosting Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman and Santa’s elves for his famous Holiday Tea Party! Share Christmas tales, enjoy savory treats, and join the entire gang in a musical parade following a trumpeter. Take a photo with Santa and leave with a stuffed Monte animal to forever remind you of this special holiday party! Tickets are selling fast for this memorable event, so get your Monte the Lion’s Holiday tea party tickets online or by phone at (504) 681-4403. Reveillon Dinners at Criollo Restaurant  Criollo Restaurant will be participating in one of the longest running New Orleans tradition this season, the reveillon dinner! Join us for an extravagant 4 course menu including dishes with a seasonal twist – Smoked Quail Risotto served with Carmelized Cranberries, an Oyster Trio of Swiss Chard & Herbsaint, Creamy Leek & Crab, Artichoke & Brie and Beef Short Rib Tarte Tatin served with Blue Cheese and Poached Anjou Pears.Looking for...

October 2013 eNewsletter

Haunted Happenings in New Orleans It’s a special time of year for the city of New Orleans. Halloween is on the horizon, making “The Most Haunted City in America” one of the best places to be for the month of October. Hotel Monteleone is no exception to the paranormal reputation of the Big Easy, known as one of the premier haunted hotels in North America. Generations of hotel guests and staff have regularly experienced haunted events over the years. Don’t “fret” if you can’t make it for October, the only thing more shocking than our haunted history is how low our Papa Noel rates are for the month of December. Don’t miss out! $12 Lunch Specials and New! Gift Cards at Criollo If you haven’t had the chance to stop by Criollo for lunch, we have good news for you: our $12 lunch specials are here to stay! Monday through Friday at Criollo, we’re offering a value-driven comfort food-inspired lunch item (think Red Beans & Rice, Fried Chicken & Waffles, etc.) Check out the full $12 menu items. On top of that, Criollo is introducing the availability of gifts cards for purchase. Want to surprise a friend with dinner at Criollo? All you have to do is call our restaurant at (504) 681-4444, provide our staff with the necessary information, and we’ll take care of the rest! Rougaroux Dinner at Criollo Join Hotel Monteleone as we partner with Donner-Peltier Distillers to present another wonderfully delicious “Spirited” Dinner, celebrating “The Legend of the Roux-Ga-Roux.” The Roux-Ga-Roux is a legendary creature in Laurentian French communities, linked to the more commonly known European notion of the...

September 2013 eNewsletter

Hotel Monteleone in Gambit’s Best of New Orleans 2013 It is hard to come by a sad face in New Orleans about summer ending, as fall brings some of the best weather the city has to offer! Our sunbathing days are not nearly as numbered as some of America’s other great cities, making fall the perfect time for a trip down to the Big Easy. Summer was good to us this year (see below for awards and recognitions) but we are ready to celebrate fall with new specials and deals you’ll be sure to love! $12 Daily Lunch Special at Criollo Restaurant We celebrated the month of August with COOLinary, creating a special lunch appetizer+entrée or entrée+dessert for only $20! We paid special attention to the success of COOLinary and we are proud to announce that we’ve added NEW value-driven comfort food lunch specials to our menu, effective immediately. Criollo will be offering a different lunch special Monday-Friday for only $12 – ranging from Red Beans & Rice every Monday to Fried Chicken and Waffles on Thursday! Truly a deal that can’t be beat. Papa Noel Holiday Rate Maybe you don’t have time to schedule a trip to New Orleans for the fall… Well, lucky for you, we will be offering our special Papa Noel rate for the month of December. Book with Hotel Monteleone and receive up to 15% off of your reservation rate! New Orleans is a magical place during the Christmas season, and no hotel is more enchanting than the Hotel Monteleone. Start planning your holiday trip now! Welcoming Jessica Cassioppi Hotel Monteleone is pleased to...

August 2013 eNewsletter

A Summer Recap… And What’s to Come This summer in New Orleans was HOT – and we’re not just talking about the weather! Many festival-lovin’ partygoers came and went through Hotel Monteleone’s lobby doors this summer, so we wanted to take some time to highlight the best of the best! Sad summer is coming to close? Luckily, we are continuing our fabulous summer rates until September 19th with many fall events still to come! FestiGals We kicked off the summer with the Ultimate Girls Getaway Weekend: FestiGals! As the host to this incredible and empowering event, we were able to witness enlightening seminars, hear from inspiring female speakers, and check out some of the most bodacious bras ever to be designed! Now that all the glitter has been swept away and the pink has toned down, we’ll have to put away our boas until next year! Tales of the Cocktail Ah, Tales of the Cocktail… perhaps Hotel Monteleone’s most prized festival. This year we saw an incredible array of the nation’s top mixologists, liquor brands, and cocktail enthusiasts alike. There was the Bloody Mary Bar with ingredients straight from of the garden, baby alligators alongside freshly mixed cocktail concoctions, and a snack bar offering delicious drinks and treats to satisfy any TOTC craving. This year was a huge success – and we expect no less of next year! COOLinary Lunch Special at Criollo During the month of August, New Orleans is celebrating it’s favorite culinary dishes with COOLinary! Over 50 New Orleans restaurants are partaking in the month-long event, offering special 2-3 course meals at discounted rates. Our very...

July 2013 eNewsletter

Hotel Monteleone Summer Rate Special Summers are meant to be spent lounging on our rooftop pool, wandering through the French Quarter and sipping refreshing cocktails, aren’t they? So, what are you waiting for? With our summer rates starting as low as $119, you have no reason not to treat yourself to a relaxing weekend in the Big Easy! These last few months are booking up fast so check out our incredible rates and plan your summer vacation today!   Tales of the Cocktail If you’ve ever been to New Orleans, you know that one of the best parts about this city is our array of cocktails, so it’s no surprise we host the largest cocktail festival in the country, Tales of the Cocktail!From Wednesday, July 17th through Sunday, July 21st, Hotel Monteleone will be turned into a cocktail enthusiast’s heaven, featuring tastings, special events, and seminars all highlighting the latest trends in the cocktail industry. We’re also hosting our first ever spirited dinner in Criollo with Philip Greene presenting Libations in the Stream- Hemingways’ Conch, Cuban and Caribbean Cocktails and Cuisine… and it’s already sold-out! So, if you didn’t get in for this year’s celebration, there’s always next year! Cheers! Criollo Special for Hotel Monteleone Guests Have you dined at our elegant Criollo Restaurant? We’re now offering 20% off lunch or dinner for guests who are staying at our hotel! Enjoy a refreshing drink at our Carousel Bar & Lounge, and then dine on some of the best food in New Orleans without even stepping outside of our doors! Reserve your table today! Satchmo Summerfest Join us in the...