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Spring Forward With The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans


Mardi Gras has passed and spring here, so it must be festival season in New Orleans!  From French Quarter Festival and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience, Essence Music Festival, Tales of the Cocktail and Satchmo Summerfest, visitors can enjoy the best of the Big Easy. 

The Davenport Lounge has added an exclusive new night of entertainment every Wednesday featuring Jeremy DavenportThe Ritz-Carlton Spa, New Orleans has Crescent City Classic runners covered with a variety of offerings. See below for all of the events happening in and around the hotel.

HOTEL EVENTS

 

Bites, Barrels and Jazz - Wednesday Nights in the Davenport Lounge

The Davenport Lounge is proud to offer a new one of a kind Wednesday night experience. Every Wednesday night, the lounge will be buzzing with live jazz from Jeremy Davenport (5:50 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) and a special food and drink menu, featuring small bites and tasting size portions of small batch American Whiskey's and Wines. This unique Wednesday night offering provides guests with the opportunity to taste and experience new flavors, all while enjoying music from one of New Orleans' favorite entertainers.

 

Summer Rates

Summer is considered off-season in New Orleans, so travelers should plan a trip to the Crescent City.  Rates start at $199, based upon availability. 

·      Paris Without the Jetlag Package

o      Deluxe Room Accommodation

o      Two (2) Welcome Cocktails

o      $29.00 Overnight Valet Parking

o      Rates Starting at $199.00

 

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans Farmer's Market

Every weekend, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans Farmer's Market will offer guests an opportunity to sample local products from Louisiana's farms and coastal waters. From beer made with Ponchatoula strawberries, to Louisiana crawfish bread, these seasonal offerings will give guests the opportunity to learn about the local ingredients that make Louisiana's cuisine so unique. 

 

Mother/Daughter Spa Day

There is no better Mother's Day gift than the gift of relaxation.  Mothers and Daughters can enjoy a day of pampering and relaxation in the award winning Ritz-Carlton Spa.

·      Packages starting at $530 (not inclusive of tax and gratuity)

 

Mother's Tea and Mother's Day Feast

Celebrate the special mother in your life with an elegant tea in The Davenport Lounge and an extravagant feast in M bistro.

  • Mother's Tea, Saturday, May 10th: Adults and Children $45.00 (*Exclusive of Gratuity and Taxes)
  • Mother's Day Feast, Sunday, May 11th: Adults, $85.00; Petit Gourmet (under 12 years old), $39.00 (*Exclusive of Gratuity and Taxes)

 

FESTIVALS/EVENTS

 

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival : (43 rd annual, 4/26-5/5)

Background: Thousands flock to this seven-day event that has been heralded as one of America's best festivals. Headliners include: Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Phish, Arcade Fire, Santana, Robin Thicke, Trey Songz, and many more. 

  • Location: The New Orleans Fairgrounds

 

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience : (23 rd annual, 5/21-5/24)

In 1991, a group of local wine and food professionals had a vision of creating a series of events to raise money for charity.  The five-day festival brings together world-renowned winemakers, celebrated chefs and industry insiders. 

 

Essence Music Festival : (20 th annual, 7/3-7/6)

Known as "the party with a purpose" the three-day festival features empowerment seminars at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center during the day and concerts in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome over three nights. Headliners include: Prince, Mary J. Blige, Lionel Richie, Charlie Wilson, Jill Scott, The Roots and many more.

 

Tales of the Cocktail : (12 th annual, 7/16-7/20)

New Orleans is the "home of the cocktail" so it seems only fitting that this internationally acclaimed festival of cocktails, cuisine and culture would be held in New Orleans. 

 

Satchmo Summerfest : (14 th annual, 7/31-8/3)

This premier American jazz festival dedicated to the life, music and legacy of New Orleans' native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong is free and open to the public.
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