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The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
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New Orleans, LA 70112
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NEW ORLEANS, LA – March 19, 2015 – Mardi Gras has passed and spring has arrived, 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 will continue to have live entertainment every Wednesday through Saturday featuring Jeremy Davenport. M bistro is planning to provide a luxurious Easter Feast like no other while The Ritz-Carlton Spa, New Orleans has Crescent City Classic runners covered with a variety of offerings. See just how much we have going on at the hotel here:

Summer Rates
Bienvenue en Nouvelle Orleans, the keeper of the language, culture, art and heritage of old world France. “Paris Without The Jetlag” is just a direct flight or a short drive away. Venture outside of the hotel and into the world renowned French Quarter, to stroll streets lined with art and antique galleries, patisseries and world renowned cuisine.

Paris Without the Jetlag Package, rates starting at $199.00:

  • Deluxe Room Accommodation 
  • Two (2) Welcome Cocktails 
  • $29 Discounted Overnight Valet Parking

Bites, Barrels and Jazz – Wednesday Nights in the Davenport Lounge (5:30 – 9:30 p.m.)
Every Wednesday night, come to The Davenport Lounge to experience live jazz from Jeremy Davenport and a special food and drink menu with tasting size portions. Take this opportunity to try small batch American whiskey’s and wines. This is a unique event you do not want to miss.

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans Farmer’s Market
Every Friday and Saturday, 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.

Peter Cottontail Tea
Guests of all ages are invited to join us in The Davenport Lounge for a special Easter celebration featuring an appearance by Peter Cottontail. Children will enjoy cookie decorating, an Easter Egg Hunt with Peter Cottontail and other special treats.

  • Saturday March 28th, Sunday March 29th, and Saturday April 4th 
  • 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. seating times available 
  • Adults and Children: $48.00 
  • *Exclusive of Gratuity and Taxes

Easter Feast
Gather with family and friends for a spectacular Easter Feast in M bistro with seating from 12 p.m. through 3 p.m. Guests will enjoy an enhanced four-course menu featuring a seafood buffet, dessert station, unlimited champagne and live entertainment. Children will enjoy cookie decorating and a special visit from Peter Cottontail.

  • Adults: $85.00, Petit Gourmet (Children under 12 years old): $39.00 
  • *Exclusive of Gratuity and Taxes

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 in the award winning Ritz-Carlton Spa.

  • Packages are available, please allow at least 4 hours. 
  • A la Carte Mother and I services include: mother and I massage ($290.00), Mother and I facial ($300.00), Manicure’s ($1140.00), Pedicure’s ($150.00)

Mother’s Tea and Mother’s Day Brunch
Celebrate the special mother in your life with an elegant tea in The Davenport Lounge and an extravagant brunch in M bistro.

  • Mother’s Tea, Saturday, May 9th: Adults and Children $48.00 (*Exclusive of Gratuity and Taxes). Seating times are at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. 
  • Mother’s Day Brunch, Sunday, May 10th: Adults, $85.00; Petit Gourmet (under 12 years old), $39.00 (*Exclusive of Gratuity and Taxes). Seating available from 12 p.m. through 3 p.m.

FESTIVALS

Crescent City Classic: (37th annual, 4/4)
The annual Crescent City Classic 10K is a premiere road race that draws runners from all over the United States. The race course is one of the most scenic of its kind and culminates with an end of race party.

  • Recovery: The Ritz-Carlton Spa, New Orleans specializes in post-race detox, rehydration and relaxation. If you run the Crescent City Classic and book a spa service, you will receive a complimentary foot enhancement. 
  • Location: The race starts at the intersection of Loyola Avenue and Poydras Street and ends in beautiful City Park.

French Quarter Festival: (32nd annual, 4/9-4/12)
The hotel is within walking distance to French Quarter Festival, the largest, free, outdoor festival in New Orleans. It features 21 outdoor stages showcasing gospel, jazz, funk, classical, cajun and zydeco, brass bands and much more.

  • Participation: Catch Jeremy Davenport (presented by The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans) on Sunday, April 12th from 2:20 – 3:30 p.m. at the Capital One Bank Jackson Square Stage.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival: (44th annual, 4/24-5/3)
Thousands flock to this seven-day event that has been heralded as one of America’s best festivals. Headliners include: Elton John, The Who, Jimmy Buffett, Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga, John Legend, Keith Urban, and many more.

  • Participation: Jeremy Davenport will perform on Saturday, April 25th from 2:40 – 3:40 p.m. at the Zatarains’/WWOZ Jazz tent. 
  • Location: The New Orleans Fairgrounds

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience: (23rd annual, 5/20-5/23)
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 festival brings together world-renowned winemakers, celebrated chefs and industry insiders.

  • Participation: Stop in to try The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans dish- Abita apple beer glazed Pork Belly, Corn Angelotti , Minted Pea Puree, Crawfish BrothGrand Tastings Competition (Friday, May 22nd and Saturday, May 23rd)

Essence Music Festival: (21th annual, 7/2-7/5)
Known as "the party with a purpose" this 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: Usher, Missy Elliot, Kevin Hart, Mary J. Blige, Trombone Shorty and many more.

Tales of the Cocktail: (13th annual, 7/15-7/19)
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: (15th annual, 7/30-8/2)
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.