The Haunted Tale of Maurice Begere

With Halloween nearing, we’ve got three things on our mind: candy, costumes, and ghost stories. As we contemplate what to wear (while snacking on candy corn) we can’t help but think of one of our most haunted happenings at Hotel Monteleone. Turn down the lights and read by the glow of your screen – this is the story of Maurice Begere. During the late 1800s, the wealthy Begere family stayed at the Hotel Monteleone often. Jacques and his wife Josephine loved attending the French Opera House on Bourbon Street, but the lengthy operas were no place for their young son, Maurice. Entrusted in a nanny’s care, Maurice – just a toddler at the time – developed a fever one evening while his parents were at the opera. Although he received care, it was not enough. Maurice had a convulsion and died in his room. The grief his parents felt upon their return is hard to comprehend. Josephine Begere could not bear to leave her son behind. She and Jacques returned to the hotel year in and year out in hopes that the spirit of Maurice might visit them. Eventually, he did. On the fourteenth floor (which is really the thirteenth floor), Maurice appeared to his mother, near the room where he died. In a striped shirt typical for children of that era, Maurice told his mother, “Mommy, don’t cry. I’m fine.” The encounter left Josephine in tears, overjoyed at having a loving moment with her young, departed son. Maurice’s parents weren’t the only ones who saw the boy. To this day, guests report seeing the ghost of a friendly...

Mardi Gras in New Orleans – February 12, 2013

It’s Carnival Time in New Orleans Throw me somethin’ mister — catch all the Mardi Gras action at Hotel Monteleone! Our French Quarter hotel is located just a block off Bourbon Street, Hotel Monteleone is in the middle of everything purple, green and gold. Mardi Gras Day this year is on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013. Book your stay now for the five day extravaganza, as you won’t want to miss a minute of the fun.  While you’re here, stop by the Carousel Bar & Lounge and ask one of our bartenders to mix up something purple, green or gold for you!   We’re Where to Stay for Mardi Gras 2013 If you are booking a stay at a French Quarter hotel for Mardi Gras, make sure that you get into town before the Friday before Fat Tuesday.  Friday is when the walking Parades start moving and the festivities really get going. In addition, catch Pete Fountain and his Half Fast Walking Club in the Hotel Monteleone lobby at around noon on Fat Tuesday. For reservations to stay at the Hotel Monteleone, visit our Reservations page, call 1-800-535-9595 or email reservations@hotelmonteleone.com.   Mardi Gras Parade Krewes 2013 Parade Schedule Here is a full list of other Mardi Gras parades running through New Orleans.  Happy Mardi Gras 2013! Saturday – Jan 19 – Krewe du Vieux – French Quarter – 6:30 pm Sunday – Jan 20 – Krewe of Little Rascals – Metairie – 12:00 noon Friday – Jan 25 – Krewe of Cork– French Quarter – 3:00pm Oshun – Friday Jan 25 – Uptown – 6:00 pm Cleopatra – West Bank – 6:30 pm Friday – Feb...

Tales of the Cocktail 2012

When it rains, it pours! Tales of the Cocktail has become THE cocktail event of the year and the Hotel Monteleone, home of the Vieux Carré cocktail, has your front row seat to all the excitement as the host hotel. For reservations to stay at the Hotel Monteleone, call 1-800-535-9595 or email reservations@hotelmonteleone.com. Visit here for more information on Tales of the Cocktail. Tales of the Cocktail® is the world’s premier cocktail festival, bringing together the most respected minds on mixology for five days of cocktails, cuisine and culture. Held annually in New Orleans, this event has something for cocktail professionals and enthusiasts alike with a spirited schedule of seminars, dinners, competitions, parties and special events where brands showcase their latest products. Now in its tenth year, Tales of the Cocktail® returns with another round of events all perfectly paired with some of the best cocktails ever made. Shake things up at Tales of the Cocktail® 2011, July...

New Orleans for Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, whisk your sweetheart off his/her feet with a romantic getaway to the Hotel Monteleone. Our Romantic Interlude package includes a two-night stay, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries on arrival, dinner at Arnaud’s Restaurant, and breakfast at Brennan’s Restaurant! Click “Book Now” to make your reservations early to stay overnight with us or have dinner with us as this is sure to be a sell-out! Above features are $139 per person (not including accommodations). A two night minimum stay must be added. 14-day advance purchase required. *Package is not available during special events such as Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, etc. For reservations and information call 800-535-9595, Fax 504-528-1019; Email reservations@hotelmonteleone.com For a customized itinerary to your perfect New Orleans Valentine’s Day be sure to “Ask Our...

Pet Friendly Hotel Monteleone

Hotel Monteleone is now offering pet packages for four-legged guests New Orleans, La. – The Historic Hotel Monteleone is pleased to offer pet packages to pamper your favorite four-legged friends. As a pet friendly hotel, the Monteleone allows guests to bring their entire family to stay, pets included. When you and your furry friends check in, you will receive as special treat. Monte’s Pet Package. Monte’s Pet Package includes a mat for your pooch to rest its bones on, monogrammed water and food bowls, a chew toy, a bag of gourmet treats, waste bags and a brochure of pet friendly attractions in the city. Guests are free to take these gifts home with them after their stay the Monteleone has pet-friendly floors, allowing your pup or feline to mix and mingle with other visiting pets. Save yourself the hassle of finding a pet sitter or booking a kennel during your next vacation in New Orleans. “The Hotel Monteleone prides itself on offering exceptional service to all of our guests, including pets, “says Andrea Thornton, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Hotel Monteleone. “We want everyone who stays with us to feel welcome to bring along their pets to experience everything that New Orleans has to offer.” The French Quarter is a great place to visit with your pets. Everything is in walking distance and there is a lot to see. You can also take the street car uptown to Audubon Park. For more pet friendly attractions and restaurants here is some listings to get you started. Pet Friendly New Orleans Attractions City Park Tchopitoules Dog Park Cabrini Park...