The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans Special Holiday Events And Winter Rates

Enjoying the fall and fast forwarding to the winter, there is a lot in store at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans. On October 6, 2012, the hotel celebrated its twelfth (12th) anniversary as the Crown Jewel of Canal Street (The Times-Picayune, October 6, 2000, Front Page).


The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

Ritz Carlton New Orleans
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

The hotel is housed within the former Maison Blanche building, home to what was considered the South’s finest department store. Following a $250M renovation and restoration, the historic landmark building was transformed into the city’s finest luxury hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.

The four hundred and fifty-two (452) room property opened with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, October 6, 2000. The seventy-five (75) room freestanding boutique hotel known as The Maison Orleans opened seven months later on May 6, 2001. The two hotels share the same building and management team. In 2005, both hotels closed as a result of the effects of the storm, but they reopened in 2006 and The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans’ room inventory was combined with that of The Maison Orleans for a total room count of five hundred and twenty-seven (527) under one roof.

At that time, The Maison Orleans became the hotel’s exclusive Club Level. Last but not least, the hotel underwent a $9M guest room renovation last year to enhance its status as the Crown Jewel of Canal Street.

Experience our newly renovated guest rooms, our nationally recognized farm-to-table restaurant, a lounge that features classic New Orleans cocktails accompanied by live jazz every weekend and a spa that is consistently ranked among the best in the United States. Take advantage of the hotel’s unique offerings, the city’s moderate temperatures and our Papa Noel room rates that start at $199 this holiday season.

The entire city is bedecked for the holidays and the hotel features a forty-foot tree in the courtyard, individual trees throughout the hotel, giant wreaths on the exterior, dozens of poinsettias and a gingerbread display from the pastry team. Historical characters like Marie Laveau and Napoleon Bonaparte stroll the French Quarter while carolers take to Jackson Square and a parade complete with marching bands rolls past our front doors to signal the beginning of the holiday season.

Ritz Carlton New Orleans
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

HOLIDAY RATES
Make your holiday reservations today and experience our newly renovated guest rooms. Papa Noel Rate: $199 (deluxe accommodations; based upon availability; tax is not included in this price) Room Packages: From $349 to $21,000 we have a unique room package to suit your needs. Holiday rates at The Ritz Carlton, New Orleans.

HOLIDAY EVENTS
Toy Drive- Forgotten Angels
Give back this holiday season by sending in or dropping off a new, unwrapped toy or new warm winter clothes at the hotel. All donations will go to the Ozanam Inn’s Forgotten Angels event on December 9th. Two hundred and fifty (250) homeless children and their family members will enjoy a warm meal prepared by the hotel’s Executive Chef Vinny Russo and they’ll each receive toys and winter clothing. They can be kids, not homeless children for the day.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, New Orleans

  • Holiday Apothecary Bar: Warm up with soothing seasonal offerings like pumpkin, gingerbread and cranberry.
  • Gift Certificates: Give the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation with a spa gift certificate. Customize the gift with a present from the hotel’s spa retail shop. Gift certificates can be purchased in dollar amounts or for specific services.
  • Romney Pilates: Opened on October 1, 2012 in The Ritz-Carlton Spa, New Orleans, Romney Pilates offers early morning, mid-day and post-work pilates, yoga, pulse barre, yin release & bosu cardio.

HALLOWEEN HOBGOBLIN TEA
Children of all ages are invited to join the friendly ghouls and goblins of The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans for this annual event. Costumes are encouraged as children will be treated to a variety of Halloween themed activities.

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012
Hours: Seating at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Charge: $48.00

THANKSGIVING DAY LUNCH and DINNER, M bistro
Instead of the typical holiday brunch, the culinary team has prepared a unique four-course prix fixe lunch and dinner option for holiday patrons. Meal service will begin with complimentary Mimosas, followed by an iced seafood bar, soup or salad, an entrée and a dessert bar. M bistro will not offer an a la carte dining option and it will not be open for dinner service after the last seating at 6:30 p.m. Diners in The Davenport Lounge and Courtyard can order from the lounge’s a la carte menu throughout the day and evening.

Date: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (last seating)
Charge: $70.00 (adults) and $30 (children under age 12)

PAPA NOEL HOLIDAY TEAS, Davenport Lounge
Adults and children alike enjoy this annual event on the third floor of The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans. Papa Noel reads to the children while they enjoy delicious treats from the pastry team.

Dates: December 1-2, 8-9, 15-23
Hours: Seating on all dates: 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Charge: $48.00


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The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans is located at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans is located at 921 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112 or call toll-free 1-800-241-3333.

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