Monday, January 28, 2013

Football and Festival in New Orleans

Super Bowl 47 in New Orleans
New Orleans has been quite busy this past month, as it has been since May of 2009.  Super Bowl 47 is headed to New Orleans this week and with the event coinciding so closely with Mardi Gras, you can be sure that the celebrations will be in full swing.  Book your stay with WhatAHotel! and know that you will be staying at one of the Best Hotels in New Orleans for this very festive occasion. 

Ritz Carlton, New Orleans
The Super Bowl is football's biggest game and yearly it welcomes thousands of fans to watch it live while millions tune in to watch on their TVs at home or in their local sports bars.  This year will bring an interesting dynamic to the game with brothers coaching the opposing teams.  Whichever team you are cheering for, the San Francisco 49ers or the Baltimore Ravens, this game will go down in history simply because of the coaches that stand on the sidelines.  New Orleans is thrilled to have such a historic game being played in their town due to the fact that this will be the first Super Bowl played since the town was devastated by hurricane Katrina.  With the planning of this epic event and also all the growth to the city since the disaster, New Orleans is presenting a beautifully restored city with just as much charm as it has always portrayed.  

The Roosevelt New Orleans
Mardi Gras is also bringing the tourists to the streets of New Orleans.  This yearly event is a carnival that celebrates the days that come before the Catholics first day of Lent, the very holy Ash Wednesday.  Lent is a time of penitence, fasting and abstinence that lasts for 40 days up until Easter Sunday.  Merrymakers binge on food and drink in preparation for the fasting that occurs on Ash Wednesday.  Although many that attend Mardi Gras are not there for the religious aspects of the festival, the meaning behind it still stands.  Every year the streets fill with party goers in search of what some believe will be the ultimate party and New Orleans welcomes them with beads, beer and beignets.  

The W New Orleans-French Quarter
Windsor Court Hotel
Where to stay for either event is quite important.  WhatAHotel! offers up the absolute best choices of hotels that will also provide you with exclusive and complimentary perks and benefits just by booking with us.  The Ritz Carlton, New Orleans showcases Southern hospitality and remarkable style.  Situated on the edge of the French Quarter and minutes away from the Superdome, this luxury hotel features a signature restaurant, relaxing day spa and elegant decor.  Our next fabulous hotel is The Roosevelt New Orleans.  If you want a hotel close to the French Quarter with a rich past, this hotel is perfect for you.  Just a block from that world famous street, this opulent hotel is full of history and style.  The Roosevelt was Canal Streets centerpiece when it came to entertainment and quickly became known as the place where legends came to play.  Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Jack Benny and Bob Hope all frequented the hotel and is considered one of America's first nightclubs.  Also found here is the impressive Guerlain Spa, a beautiful rooftop pool, and some truly mouthwatering choices in dining.  The next hotel is the posh W New Orleans-French Quarter. Located in the French Quarter near Jackson Square, this boutique hotel is close to shopping, the Riverwalk and Harrah's casino.  Enjoy the lovely hotel courtyard and fountain or head to Sobou for a drink or some dinner.  A chic and modern setting will prove to provide every amenity and modern convenience required for an excellent stay.  Our last hotel is Windsor Court Hotel just two blocks from the French Quarter.  This exquisite hotel has received many accolades and proves to be a perfect location for business or pleasure.  Everywhere you look at Windsor Court screams refinement and quality.  Enjoy the plush rooms, the rejuvenating spa or maybe dinner and drinks in the hotels celebrated restaurant or lounge.  Sophistication can be found in all aspect of the Windsor Court Hotel.  Wherever you decide to hang your coat and hat during your visit to New Orleans, know that WhatAHotel! has a reputation for providing guests a quality hotel that strives for impeccable service and outstanding accommodations.  Discover the old and the new in beloved New Orleans.    

Streets during the Mardi Gras Festivities
Whether you travel here for the Super Bowl on February 3rd or for Mardi Gras, parades started January 19th and continue until Fat Tuesday the 5th of February, New Orleans welcomes guests to its historic cobblestone streets.  Here you will find the beauty of the past and the promise of the future.  Come to New Orleans and discover the fascination with this astonishing city as well as a pretty darn big party.  

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