How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans

How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans

New Orleans’ first Irish immigrants arrived in the late 1700s, holding their first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in 1809. By the late 1800s, the Irish Channel earned its name due to its high concentration of Irish families. Today, St. Patrick’s Day...
9 Favorite Places Where Locals Eat in Downtown New Orleans

9 Favorite Places Where Locals Eat in Downtown New Orleans

New Orleans’ infamous restaurant scene can be overwhelming. In fact, even individual neighborhoods are dense with so many unique, locally owned bars and restaurants that it’s hard to know where to begin! Locals have time to do the legwork — some...
An Intertwined History: Hotel Monteleone and Mardi Gras

An Intertwined History: Hotel Monteleone and Mardi Gras

Hotel Monteleone’s rich history starts in Sicily, Italy. We’ve found over the years that our own hotel’s history has coincided with the history of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. A Bold Start Our founder, Antonio Monteleone, moved from Sicily, Italy during the 1880s....
What to Experience on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans

What to Experience on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans

Many people believe the best day to experience Mardi Gras in its truest form is, well, Mardi Gras day! Not only do two of New Orleans’ most iconic parades roll that morning, but the French Quarter transforms into an all-day Carnival block party filled with elaborately...
5 Romantic Things To Do This Valentine’s Day in New Orleans

5 Romantic Things To Do This Valentine’s Day in New Orleans

What could be more romantic than whisking your sweetheart away for Valentine’s Day to a weekend in New Orleans, one of the most magical cities in the country? New Orleans is built for love and romance. Amidst historic French Quarter streets, the Hotel Monteleone...