Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas at the Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans

Roosevelt Hotel at Christmas
123 Baronne Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

By Jane Feehan

If you’re in New Orleans in December, stop by for the eye feast at the Roosevelt Hotel. Re-opened this summer after many years under different ownership and name, the Roosevelt dressed up their lobby in magnificent lights for their first Christmas holiday season.

The Roosevelt Hotel encourages visitors to stop by to have a look and take photos, to visit their gift shop or to sip on one of their signature Sazerac cocktails from a mini bar set up for the holidays in the lobby. If you have time, visit the lively (even in mid-afternoon) Sazerac Bar, or dine at Domenica, which is open for lunch and dinner (fabulous).

For those with children, a stop at Teddy’s CafĂ© is a must to view the model trains display replete with a beautiful gingerbread and candy village. While there, sample one of their wonderful sweets or coffees.

If nothing else will get you in the holiday mood, a visit to the Roosevelt will. TIP: park in one of the two public garages nearby rather than using the valet service at the hotel if you’re not going to be there more than two hours. The Roosevelt charges $15 for the day, nothing less, while the public garages charge $4 for the first hour. © 2009 All rights reserved.

Tags: New Orleans hotels, Roosevelt Hotel, Waldorf Hotels

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