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Celebrate The Holidays With The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

The holiday season is upon us and The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans has plenty in store to provide guests with some holiday cheer. With newly renovated guestrooms and one of a kind holiday events, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans offers a holiday experience not to be missed.

Experience their newly renovated Club Level guest rooms, their nationally recognized farm-to-table restaurant, a lounge that features hand crafted 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 their Papa Noel room rates that start at $199 this holiday season.  The entire city is bedecked for the holidays and the hotel features a 40-ft. 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. 


Make your holiday reservations today and experience the magic of the season at The Ritz-Carlton.

Broadway on Canal Street Package: Starting at $383.00, guests are invited to enjoy a show at one of our neighboring theaters and treat themselves to this package including dinner, valet parking, and a night at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans. (Deluxe accommodations; based upon availability; tax is not included in this price)

Papa Noel Rate: Starting at $199.00, guests can celebrate the joy of the holiday season with a night at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, discounted overnight valet parking, and complimentary welcome cocktails in the Davenport Lounge.  (Deluxe accommodations; based upon availability; tax is not included in this price)




Toy Drive - Forgotten Angels

Give back this holiday season by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy in one of the brightly decorated donation boxes throughout the hotel.  All gifts will go to the Ozanam Inn's Forgotten Angels event on Saturday, December 21st, which provides toys to the homeless children of New Orleans. 


Holiday Decor

The hotel will be trimmed from head to toe with giant wreaths, hundreds of feet of garland and dozens of individual Christmas trees, including a 40-ft. version in the hotel's Courtyard.  This year, the hotel's famous gingerbread village will feature edible replicas of several iconic River Road plantations. 


Papa Noel Tea, Davenport Lounge

Join guests in the Davenport Lounge for a special Holiday celebration featuring an appearance by Papa Noel.  Children will enjoy cookie decorating, viewing The Ritz-Carlton's one of a kind gingerbread village and other Holiday treats.

Date:                        December 7th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd 2013

Hours:                        11:00am or 2:30pm Seating Times Available

Charge:            Adults and Children $48.00

(Not inclusive of applicable tax and gratuity)

Christmas Eve Dinner, M bistro

Celebrate the night before Christmas with an enhanced four-course menu featuring a dessert station.   Reserve your table now to enjoy the spirit of the holiday season with friends, family and the Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.

Date:                        Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hours:                        6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Charge:            Adults, $75.00,

Adults with Wine Pairings, $110.00

Petit Gourmet (under 12 years old), $35.00

(Not inclusive of applicable tax and gratuity)


Christmas Day Feast, M bistro

On Christmas Day, enjoy an enhanced four-course menu featuring a seafood buffet, dessert station, unlimited champagne and live entertainment. Reserve your table now to celebrate the gift of the holidays with friends, family and The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.

 Date:                        Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Hours:                        12:00pm - 7:00 pm

Charge:            Adults, $80.00,

Petit Gourmet (under 12 years old), $35.00

(Not inclusive of applicable tax and gratuity)

Holiday Apothecary Bar, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, New Orleans

Sample the spa's special offering, the Holiday Apothecary Bar.  Warm up with these soothing seasonal offerings. 



Guests are invited to join The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans as we ring in the New Year with a celebration and epicurean journey not to be missed. 


New Year's Eve Dinner, M bistro

This enhanced five-course celebratory dinner features wine pairings, unlimited champagne, live entertainment from award winning jazz artist Jeremy Davenport, party favors and a midnight champagne toast.

Date:                        Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hours:                        Champagne reception at 8:00 p.m. in the Library Lounge

Dinner:             9:00 pm to the New Year in M bistro

*A-La-Carte Dining and Cash Bar After 12:00 a.m.

Charge:            $250.00 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity (Advance payment required)

Attire:                        Formal

Davenport Lounge New Year's Eve Reserved Seating

Guests are now able to reserve their own table and celebrate the New Year with an evening of live jazz from Jeremy Davenport, champagne and a festive a la carte menu.

Hours:                        9:00 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Charge:            $250 per table (limited availability)

Attire:                        Dress to impress

New Year's Eve Celebration in the French Quarter Bar

The FQB will be jumping with live jazz from Wendell Brunious and hand-crafted cocktails. No reservations are required for this exciting offering.

Hours:                        Open from 8:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m.

Details:            A-la Carte Bar and Live Jazz from 9:00 p.m. -1:00 a.m.

Attire:                        Dress to impress

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 82 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR)