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!
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.
Warm New Orleans summer days call for hot summer deals! With rates starting as low as $119 per night (plus tax, valid Sunday-Thursday, based on availability), it’s easy to plan a stay at the Monteleone! Enjoy a relaxing cocktail at our rooftop pool & Acqua Bella Bar, warm summer nights walking through the French Quarter and an evening spin around the famous Carousel Bar! Don’t miss a minute of the summer fun when you book a summer getaway at the Monteleone!
Richard Vitale serves as Director of Restaurant and Bar overseeing the famous Carousel Bar & Lounge and the new Criollo Restaurant & Lounge, both located inside the historic Hotel Monteleone. Mr. Vitale was most recently director of beverage at Wild Horse Pass Resort and Casino in Phoenix, Arizona. His responsibilities included 8 bars and lounges, a Las Vegas style nightclub, a 1,400 seat concert venue and the beverage relationship with two franchise operations, Shula’s Steakhouse and Ling and Louie’s.
We are excited to have him as a part of our team, and we’re looking forward to his incredible future with us!