Hotel Monteleone Renovations
Preserving the past for the future
In celebration of our 125 year anniversary, the Hotel Monteleone embarked on an extensive renovation. The French Quarter hotel’s restaurants, meeting space, and Carousel Bar & Lounge all received updates. For some time, it had been a vision of our ownership to create this new venue, and only recently had the decision been made to move forward.
Renovations of the Hotel Monteleone began in early June 2011, and were scheduled for completion in early 2012. During this time, our restaurants were closed. 24 hour Room Service was available and our “small plates” offering in the Carousel Bar & Lounge was available for patrons from noon – 6 p.m.
We also updated the Hotel Monteleone’s Facebook page regularly with photos and information during the course of the renovation. You can also visit the Hotel Monteleone’s memorabilia shop online.
Renovations throughout the hotel
Hotel Monteleone takes great pride in being a literary landmark, and as such have just completed renovation of all of our Literary Suites except for Ernest Hemingway. The Hemingway suite is located on the 16th floor and was scheduled to be completed end of October, when the 16th floor meeting rooms were also completed.
The pool area of our French Quarter hotel has just undergone a renovation of the deck, the pool tile, furniture and bar. The pool bar name was chosen through a Facebook contest, and the winner had chosen Acqua Bella. A new awning over the bar reflects its name, “beautiful waters,” in Italian.
Carousel Bar lounge addition
The Carousel Bar’s newer lounge addition includes expansive windows along Royal Street. A raised ceiling adds to the ambiance of this French Quarter hotel bar. The renovation added a second stationery bar in the area previously occupied by the Hunt Room Grill. The Hunt Room Grill will no longer exist. The brand new restaurant, featuring a new design, menu, and decor, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Carousel Bar & Lounge extension is opened around December 30, and the restaurant opened in mid-March 2012.
Meeting space renovations
Moving upstairs, we are majestically refurbishing the Hotel Monteleone’s New Orleans meeting space. The Queen Anne Ballroom and the two adjacent meeting rooms have received updates. These updates included an intricate ceiling, a massive custom created crystal chandelier, and lavish fabrics and millwork befitting the room’s namesake. Likewise, the Riverview and Vieux Carré meeting rooms are also getting a facelift.
We completed the renovations to our French Quarter meeting space in stages to best accommodate our guests and events. Work on the Riverview and Vieux Carré meeting rooms was scheduled to be complete by early November and the Queen Anne Room by October. Lastly, the Hallway between the Queen Anne Ballroom and La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom were updated with marble, new wallpaper, and trim work.
Expanded high-speed internet access
In an effort to keep up with the demands of current technology trends and Internet bandwidth demands, as of July 1, 2012, the Hotel Monteleone completed a major renovation to the WiFi system throughout our French Quarter hotel and meeting rooms.
Guests experience the maximum signal strength and availability with high-speed Internet connections. Wired or wireless high-speed Internet access is available throughout our French Quarter hotel. Each guest room, equipped with its own wireless access point (WAP), is now a WiFi “hotspot.” Additionally, our French Quarter meeting rooms can support more than 3,000 simultaneous users on the fastest Internet connection in any French Quarter hotel.
According to Andrea Thornton, Director of Sales and Marketing, “The Hotel can expand its network into any custom solution required and design it to meet the needs of the most demanding Internet users. It’s combining the ‘at-home’ experience in the guest rooms with technology in place to provide for the most advanced configurations available on the market today.”
Visit this renovated French Quarter hotel
The Hotel Monteleone continues to make history! We want to assure you that the same care and service that have made the Hotel Monteleone one of the finest hotels in the country has been met during our renovation. We hope that you will become part of our history and be our guest!