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  • Hotel Monteleone New Orleans Hotel French Quarter Entrance
    Hotel Monteleone is a four-star luxury New Orleans hotel in the French Quarter. Book your next New Orleans vacation with us, and enjoy everything our French Quarter hotel has to offer.
  • Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone - New Orleans Hotel Bar
    The Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone is the only revolving bar in New Orleans. Sip classic New Orleans cocktails, enjoy New Orleans food on our bar bites menu, and hear live New Orleans music nightly.
  • Hotel Monteleone New Orleans Hotel Rooftop Pool
    Enjoy modern hotel amenities at Hotel Monteleone, including a heated rooftop pool with our poolside bar Acqua Bella; Spa Aria, our full-service day spa; and 24 hour fitness center with panoramic rooftop views of New Orleans.
  • Hotel Monteleone French Quarter New Orleans Hotel Lobby
    It's been said that the French Quarter begins in the beautiful lobby of the Hotel Monteleone.
  • Hotel Monteleone French Quarter New Orleans Hotel Suite
    Hotel Monteleone features over 600 luxury suites, literary author suites, and guest rooms with unique details, including marble and granite bathrooms, overstuffed beds, Jacuzzi tubs, spacious parlors, wet bars, and Keurig coffee brewers.
  • Hotel Monteleone French Quarter New Orleans Hotel Meeting Space
    Plan your next business meeting at Hotel Monteleone. Our New Orleans hotel has 24 meeting rooms with over 24,000 square feet of trade show and convention space for your next business meeting or conference in New Orleans.
  • Hotel Monteleone New Orleans Wedding Rooftop Sign
    Dreaming of a New Orleans wedding? Hotel Monteleone can plan your perfect New Orleans wedding reception in the French Quarter, complete with expert catering of New Orleans cuisine.

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Before he became founder of this famous New Orleans hotel, Antonio Monteleone was an industrious nobleman who operated a very successful shoe factory in Sicily.  Antonio had heard great things about America. The call of adventure motivated him to pack the tools of his trade and head for the “land of opportunity.” Antonio arrived in New Orleans circa 1880 and opened a cobbler shop on Royal Street, the busy thoroughfare of commerce and banking in America’s most European city.

At the time Antonio emigrated, Royal Street was indeed the grand street of the “Vieux Carre”, as the French Colonial’s sometimes called the new town. The Hotel Monteleone has history of all sorts behind it. Being one of the premier downtown New Orleans hotels, the Hotel Monteleone caters to the world during the famous festival of Mardi Gras.

French Quarter Hotel Becomes the Monteleone

In 1886, Mr. Monteleone bought a 64-room French Quarter hotel on the corner of Royal and Iberville streets. The setting was ripe for Antonio to spread his entrepreneurial wings when the nearby Commercial Hotel became available for purchase. That was the beginning of an amazing historical landmark New Orleans hotel.  The Hotel Monteleone is one of the last great family-owned and -operated hotels in New Orleans. Since 1886, five generations of Monteleones have dedicated themselves to making their hotel what it was — and still is — a sparkling jewel in the heart of the French Quarter.

French Quarter Hotel Expands Over Time

There have been five major additions to the Hotel Monteleone. The first was in 1903, when 30 rooms were added to the hotel. The next addition occurred in 1908, during a time of financial panic in the United States; when 300 more rooms were added. In 1908, the name of the hotel was changed from the Commercial Hotel to Hotel Monteleone.

In 1913, Antonio Monteleone passed away, and his son Frank succeeded him.  Frank added 200 more rooms to the hotel in 1928, a year before another horrible crash in the U.S. economy. The Hotel Monteleone was one of America’s few family-owned hotels to weather the depression, and remained unchanged until 1954.

That year, the fourth addition to this New Orleans hotel required the razing of the original building.  The foundation was laid for a completely new building that would include guest facilities, ballrooms, dining rooms and cocktail lounges. Bill Monteleone took over after his father passed in 1958.  Under Bill’s direction, in 1964 additional floors, guestrooms, and a Sky Terrace with swimming pools and cocktail lounges were added to the New Orleans hotel landmark.

Hotel Monteleone In Film

“Double Jeopardy” – Starring Ashley Judd and Tommy Lee Jones. Filmed in Lobby, front of Hotel Monteleone and the Carousel Bar & Lounge transformed into the Armani Shop.
September 2004
“Glory Road” – a Jerry Bruckheimer production. Starring Josh Lucas, Derek Luke and Jon Voight. Filmed in Lobby and also built set in storage area. Hotel Monteleone featured as fancy hotel lobby in a different city. Conference space was set aside for extras. This was the same crew that worked on the production of “Double Jeopardy” in 1998.

September 2005
“The Last Time” – Starring Brendan Fraser and Michael Keaton. Filmed in Lobby, Carousel Bar & Lounge, Hunt Room Grill, Bagatelle and Engineer.

February 2005
“Retirement” – Starring Peter Faulk. Filmed in Hotel Monteleone’s fine dining restaurant Hunt Room Grill. Restaurant is stand in for any Steak House. Hotel provided all steaks; salad and other food prep as well and table settings etc. Rooms provided for talent during filming.

March 2008
“12 Rounds” – Starring John Cena. Filmed in Vieux Carre Suite (1480), 14th floor hallway, roof by the Marquis, boiler room, garage freight elevator, Lobby and front of Hotel Monteleone. Employee’s cafeteria & Exchange Alley was used for film crew lunch breaks.

Hotel Monteleone on TV

February 2001
Travel Channel – “Best Places to Pop the Question”
February 2003
Travel Channel – “COPS – Mardi Gras”

August 2003
Syndicated – “Southern Living Presents” – Hotel Monteleone was used as backdrop for intro and closing segments of 6 episodes. Provided accommodations for show host and crew.

November 2003
Travel Channel – “Get Packing” – Hotel Monteleone was featured New Orleans hotel destination for winners of dating game show. Accommodations were provided for cast and crew.

December 2003
ESPN – “Super Retrievers” – Hotel Monteleone not featured. Hotel provided accommodations to cast & crew of hunting show.

Food Network – “Food Nation with Bobby Flay” – Carousel Bar & Lounge featured in segment about most unique bars in New Orleans.

March 2004
NBC – “The Apprentice”- Hotel Monteleone not featured, accommodations provided to Mark Burnett productions to conduct candidate interviews.

April 2004
E! Entertainment – “Dr. 90210″ – Hotel Monteleone featured, Dr. Rey and family stayed in the Hotel and were filmed here as footage for show.

July 2004
Food Network – “Best of” – Follow Productions – Hotel Monteleone Chef featured in segment about best Gumbo in New Orleans. Accommodations provided for five cast and crew doing feature on New Orleans.

August 2004
Style Network – “Love’s a Trip” – Accommodations for contestants and crew, Hotel Monteleone received full credit as New Orleans hotel accommodations of choice.

September 2004
Travel Channel – “Weird Travels -Spirits of the South” – Hotel Monteleone featured as a haunted destination. Investigation and interviews conducted with regard to the entities that inhabit the haunted New Orleans hotel.

October 2004
HDTV Production Company – Featured Hotel Halloween party “Ghoulish Gala 2004″ as feature in documentary on Halloween in New Orleans.
NBC – “Today Show” – Haunted New Orleans.

January 2005
Weather Channel – “Weather Channel Road Crew” – Hotel Monteleone provided accommodations for 3 crew members scouting location for Road Crew Segments.

February 2005
Travel Channel – “Taste of America – with Marc De Carlo” – Hotel Monteleone featured in segment with chef detailing the preparation of Gumbo. Provided accommodations for cast and crew.

HDTV Production Company – Featured Hotel Monteleone in documentary about Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Hotel provided accommodations for crew.

March 2005
CBS – “Morning Show” – Filmed one of our doormen saying “Welcome to the Hotel Monteleone. I always start my day with the CBS Morning Show”.

October 2007
NBC – “Today Show” – The feature was “Most Famous Haunted Hotels“. The story of Josephine and Jacques Begere and their son Maurice was mentioned.

February 2008
PBS – The Carousel Bar was the setting for a PBS documentary featuring an interview with local music critic Keith Spera about New Orleans’ very own Fats Domino.

March 2008
A&E – “Criss Angel Mindfreak” – Filmed in the Eudora Welty Suite, lobby and the rooftop by the Marquis. Hotel Monteleone provided accommodations for Criss Angel and crew.

Bravo – “Make Me A Super Model” – Filmed in the lobby and the FJ Monteleone Suite. Hotel Monteleone provided accommodations for cast and crew.

CNN – “Larry King Live” – Interviewed John Cena, WWE wrestler, playing the role of Detective Danny Baxtor in the movie “12 Rounds”. Interview took place in Hotel Monteleone’s Carousel Bar & Lounge.

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