New Orleans Hotel in the Spotlight
The phrase “Lights, Camera, Action!” has become synonymous with the French Quarter landmark Hotel Monteleone for the last several years. Our New Orleans hotel has hosted over half a dozen movies and 19 television networks. You’ll find Hotel Monteleone on many TV segments, including a PBS documentary, and two wildly popular reality series. Our beautiful New Orleans hotel has long been a favorite backdrop for filming in the Crescent City.
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Hotel Monteleone starring in your living room and on movie screens when New Orleans is the setting. You never know when you’ll see our legendary New Orleans hotel in the spotlight!
Hotel Monteleone Press Releases
Over the course of so many generations in the French Quarter, Hotel Monteleone has witnessed many newsworthy events. Our Press Room features those events and keeps you up-to-date with area events and information. Our New Orleans hotel has long been a favorite hotel of Southern writers – in the Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway, Hemingway mentioned Hotel Monteleone in “Night Before Battle.”
Whether truth or fiction, the Hotel Monteleone’s history is rich in stories. And today, as always, people are making news at our iconic New Orleans hotel.
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Hotel Monteleone In Film Productions
“Double Jeopardy” – Starring Ashley Judd and Tommy Lee Jones. Filmed in the lobby of our New Orleans hotel. Front of Hotel Monteleone and the Carousel Bar & Lounge transformed into the Armani Shop.
“Glory Road” – a Jerry Bruckheimer production. Starring Josh Lucas, Derek Luke and Jon Voight. Filmed in the 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.
“The Last Time” – Starring Brendan Fraser and Michael Keaton. Filmed in Lobby, Carousel Bar & Lounge, Hunt Room Grill, Bagatelle and Engineer.
“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. Hotel accommodations provided for talent during filming.
“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 Television
Travel Channel – “Best Places to Pop the Question”
Travel Channel - “COPS – Mardi Gras”
Syndicated – “Southern Living Presents” – Hotel Monteleone was used as the featured New Orleans hotel and backdrop for intro and closing segments of 6 episodes. Provided hotel accommodations for show host and crew.
Travel Channel - “Get Packing” – Hotel Monteleone was featured New Orleans hotel destination for winners of dating game show. Hotel accommodations were provided for cast and crew.
ESPN – “Super Retrievers” – Hotel Monteleone not featured. Hotel accommodations provided for 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.
NBC – “The Apprentice”- Hotel Monteleone not featured, accommodations provided to Mark Burnett productions to conduct candidate interviews.
E! Entertainment – “Dr. 90210″ – Hotel Monteleone featured, Dr. Rey and family stayed in our New Orleans hotel and were filmed here as footage for show.
Food Network - “Best of” – Follow Productions – Hotel Monteleone Chef featured in segment about best Gumbo in New Orleans. Hotel accommodations provided for five cast and crew doing feature on New Orleans.
Style Network – “Love’s a Trip” – Hotel accommodations for contestants and crew. Hotel Monteleone received full credit as accommodations of choice for New Orleans hotels.
Travel Channel - “Weird Travels -Spirits of the South” – Hotel Monteleone featured as a haunted New Orleans hotel destination. Investigation and interviews conducted with regard to the entities that inhabit the Hotel Monteleone.
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.
Weather Channel – “Weather Channel Road Crew” – Hotel Monteleone provided hotel accommodations for three crew members scouting location for Road Crew Segments.
Travel Channel - “Taste of America – with Marc De Carlo” – Hotel Monteleone featured in segment with chef detailing the preparation of Gumbo. Provided hotel accommodations for cast and crew.
HDTV Production Company – Featured Hotel Monteleone in documentary about Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Hotel provided hotel accommodations for crew.
CBS – “Morning Show” – Filmed one of our doormen saying “Welcome to the Hotel Monteleone. I always start my day with the CBS Morning Show”.
NBC – “Today Show” – Featured as haunted New Orleans hotel in “Most Famous Haunted Hotels“. The story of Josephine and Jacques Begere and their son Maurice was mentioned.
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.
A&E – “Criss Angel Mindfreak” – Filmed in the Eudora Welty Suite, lobby and the rooftop by the Marquis. Hotel Monteleone provided hotel accommodations for Criss Angel and crew.
Bravo – “Make Me A Super Model” – Filmed in the lobby and the FJ Monteleone Suite. Hotel Monteleone provided hotel 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.