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Kristen Barnes
Communications Manager
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
921 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 524-1331

NEW ORLEANS, La. – February 4, 2014 – Carnival Season has arrived in New Orleans and The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans is offering a one of a kind Mardi Gras experience.

LUNDI GRAS RIDE OF A LIFETIME PACKAGE

With the Lundi Gras Ride of a Lifetime Package, two (2) guests will have the chance to ride in Harry Connick, Jr.'s Krewe of Orpheus 2014 parade on Lundi Gras, Monday, March 3rd! All throws or beads will be taken care of along with costumes that have been specifically designed to match the theme of the parade.

The Lundi Gras Ride of a Lifetime package includes a four (4) night stay in the hotel's newly renovated "room with a view," The Ritz-Carlton Suite. This suite offers sweeping views of the French Quarter, Mississippi River and historic Canal Street. Guests can sit on the balcony and watch the paddle wheelers as they travel up and down the river while listening to the sounds of Mardi Gras as the parades pass along Canal Street, just in front of the hotel.

This package also includes limousine transportation to and from the airport, breakfast in bed for two daily, one couple’s massage for two (2), access to The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, and access to The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans’ own Recovery Concierge. The Recovery Concierge helps guests recover from celebrating and get ready to do it all over again. Whether it be a smoothie, Bloody Mary, or the specialty Cure Royal (Kir Royal), The Recovery Concierge will be on call to get guests back up and partying.

Lundi Gras Ride of a Lifetime Package

• The Ritz-Carlton Suite for four (4) nights (March 1-5, 2013)
• Ride for two (2) in the Krewe of Orpheus Parade on Monday, March 3, 2013 (includes costumes and throws)
• Club Lounge Access
• Breakfast in Bed for two (2) daily for four (4) days
• Recovery Concierge assistance for two (2) daily for four (4) days
• Round trip airport transfer via limousine
• Complimentary high speed internet access
• One Couple’s Massage for two (2)
• Price: $25,000 USD