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New Orleans Hotel in the Spotlight

The phrase “Lights, Camera, Action!” has become synonymous with the French Quarter landmark Hotel Monteleone for the last several years. Our New Orleans hotel has hosted over half a dozen movies and 19 television networks.  You’ll find Hotel Monteleone on many TV segments, including a PBS documentary, and two wildly popular reality series.  Our beautiful New Orleans hotel has long been a favorite backdrop for filming in the Crescent City.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Hotel Monteleone starring in your living room and on movie screens when New Orleans is the setting.  You never know when you’ll see our legendary New Orleans hotel in the spotlight!

 

Hotel Monteleone Press Releases

Over the course of so many generations in the French Quarter, Hotel Monteleone has witnessed many newsworthy events. Our Press Room features those events and keeps you up-to-date with area events and information. Our New Orleans hotel has long been a favorite hotel of Southern writers – in the Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway, Hemingway mentioned Hotel Monteleone in “Night Before Battle.”

Whether truth or fiction, the Hotel Monteleone’s history is rich in stories. And today, as always, people are making news at our iconic New Orleans hotel.

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2013 Hotel Monteleone Press Releases

5/16/2013 New Orleans Hotel Press  Room PDF Icon “Criollo Restaurant Launches New Lunch Menu”
4/10/2013 New Orleans Hotel Press  Room PDF Icon “Chef Randy Buck of Hotel Monteleone honored as Chef of the Year”
4/4/2013 New Orleans Hotel Press  Room PDF Icon “Carousel Bar and Lounge to Host Mad Men Party”
3/15/2013 New Orleans Hotel Press  Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone Hires Will Webre as Sales Manager”
1/29/2013 New Orleans Hotel Press  Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone Earns Place on U.S. News & Report’s List of the Best Hotels in the USA”
1/18/2013 New Orleans Hotel Press  Room PDF Icon “Local Hotelier Receives Lifetime Achievement Award”

2012 Hotel Monteleone Press Releases

10/15/2012 New Orleans Hotel Press  Room PDF Icon “The Magic of the Holiday Season is Coming to Hotel Monteleone”
10/8/2012 New Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “A Delicious Way to Watch the Big Game”
10/4/2012 New Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Criollo at Hotel Monteleone Earns OpenTable Award”
10/3/2012 New Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone and Fair Grounds Host Horse Racing 101″
9/14/2012 New Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone Happenings”
8/2/2012 New Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Renovations Nearing Completion at Famous French Quarter Hotel”
7/24/2012 New Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Criollo Restaurant & Lounge Brings Contemporary Louisiana Fare to Dinner in New Orleans French Quarter”
7/24/2012 New Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone Wins Prestigious Award”
7/6/2012 New Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone Named Best Large Hotel by AAA Southern Traveler”
6/19/2012 New Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Criollo Restaurant and Lounge Now Open for Lunch”
6/18/2012 New Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF  Icon “Hotel Monteleone Bids Farewell to Hospitality Legend Andrea Thornton”
4/19/2012 New Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone to Host Book Signing Party For Sara Humphreys’ Untouched”
4/17/2012 New Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone to Host Job Fair April 17″
1/25/2012 New Orleans Hotel  Press Room PDF Icon “Countdown to 10th Anniversary Tales of the Cocktail® Kicks Off at the Newly Renovated Carousel Bar & Lounge”
1/24/2012 New Orleans Hotel Press Room  PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone Names Joseph Maynard Chef de Cuisine of Criollo Restaurant & Lounge”

2011 Hotel Monteleone Press Releases

12/5/2011 New Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “The Merry Go Round the Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone in December”
11/13/2011 New Orleans Hotel  Press Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone Raised $15,000 for Louisiana Troops During Tailgating Block Party”
11/1/2011 New Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “The Magic of Christmas is Coming to the Hotel Monteleone”
07/30/2011 New Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Former Governor Edwin Edwards Celebrates 84th Birthday at Hotel Monteleone: Friends “roast” Man of the Hour at Private Dinner”
07/15/2011 New Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone Is the Hostess with the Most this Fall”
02/08/2011 New Orleans  Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone Hosts History Book Launch and Legacy Series Luncheon”
02/02/2011 New  Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Discover New Orleans’ Literary History with the Hotel Monteleone”
02/01/2011 New Orleans Hotel Press  Room PDF Icon “125th Anniversary February Calendar of Events for the Hotel Monteleone”

2010 Hotel Monteleone Press Releases

09/22/2010 New Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Touch Down this Football Season at Hotel Monteleone: Your Tailgating Headquarters!”
08/29/2010 New  Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone Invites You to Bury Katrina on the 5th Anniversary”
08/03/2010 New  Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone Receives Accolades for Outstanding Meeting Services”
07/12/2010 New Orleans Hotel Press  Room PDF Icon “Hot Happenings at the Hotel Monteleone”
05/14/2010 New Orleans Hotel  Press Room PDF Icon “New Renovations at the Hotel Monteleone”
04/13/2010 New Orleans Hotel  Press Room PDF Icon “Hats Off to Eudora Welty on Her 101st Birthday!”
03/12/2010 New Orleans  Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone is Again Awarded Coveted AAA 4 Diamond Award Status”
03/12/2010 New  Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone Now Offering Pet Packages For Four Legged Guests”
03/04/2010 New Orleans Hotel  Press Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone Recognizes Staff Anniversaries”
02/26/2010 New  Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Carousel Bar Now Featuring Scrumptious bar Bites”
01/21/2010 New  Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone Receives Bronze Adrian Award for Web Marketing”

2009 Hotel Monteleone Press Releases

12/29/2009 New Orleans Hotel  Press Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone Donates Nearly 25,000 Pounds of Bedding Valued at $7,500 Catholic Charities and Christopher Homes distributes to clients”
10/09/2009 New Orleans Hotel  Press Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone and John Robert Powers to Host Peggy Post Etiquette Luncheon”
10/06/2009 New Orleans Hotel Press  Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone’s The Hunt Room Grill To Serve New Year’s Eve Dinner”
10/05/2009 New Orleans Hotel  Press Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone’s the Hunt Room Grill to Serve Reveillon Dinner”
10/04/2009 New Orleans Hotel Press Room  PDF Icon “New Orleans School Choirs to Perform at Hotel Monteleone”
10/03/2009 New Orleans Hotel  Press Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone’s Le Cafe to Serve Thanksgiving Day Brunch”
10/02/2009 New Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF  Icon “Hotel Monteleone CElebrates Return of ‘Cats’ to New Orleans”
07/16/2009 New Orleans Hotel  Press Room PDF Icon “Broadway Across America Announces Hotel Monteleone as Official Hotel and Capital One as Official Bank”
07/10/2009 New  Orleans Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “John Besh and Danny DeVito Join Chef and the Fat Man at Carousel Bar for Live Radio Show”
07/09/2009 New Orleans Hotel Press  Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone Introduces New Summer Cocktail: Cognac Summit”
07/08/2009 New Orleans Hotel Press Room  PDF Icon “Tales of the Cocktail Kick-Off with Herbsaint Anniversary”
06/17/2009 New Orleans  Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone: Premier French Quarter Hotel”
06/16/2009 New Orleans  Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone Customer Advisory Council for Three-Day Meeting”
05/22/2009 New Orleans Hotel  Press Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone Announces New Anniversary Cocktail, Judged by Top Chef”
05/21/2009 New Orleans Hotel Press  Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone to Celebrate 60th Anniversary of the Legendary Carousel Bar”
03/09/2009 New Orleans Hotel Press  Room PDF Icon “Jazzy Jam 2009″
02/26/2009 New Orleans Hotel Press  Room PDF Icon “Hotel Monteleone Hosts Top Chef”
02/12/2009 New Orleans Hotel Press Room  PDF Icon “Monteleone Names Historian”

2008 Hotel Monteleone Press Releases

12/29/2008 New Orleans Hotel  Press Room PDF Icon “AAA Four Diamond Award”
12/04/2008 New Orleans  Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “There’s a Ghost In My Room”
12/04/2008 New Orleans  Hotel Press Room PDF Icon The Carousel Bar & Lounge History”
12/01/2008 New Orleans  Hotel Press Room PDF Icon “Vieux Carre Collection”
10/01/2008 New Orleans Hotel Press  Room PDF Icon “And the Winner Is…”
07/01/2008 New Orleans Hotel Press  Room PDF Icon “2008 Golden Key Award”
06/01/2008 New Orleans Hotel Press  Room PDF Icon “The Hotel Monteleone Continues Its Winning Streak”

2007 Hotel Monteleone Press Releases

03/01/2007 New Orleans Hotel Press Room  PDF Icon “Four Diamonds and Now Four Paws”

Hotel Monteleone In Film Productions

1999
“Double Jeopardy” – Starring Ashley Judd and Tommy Lee Jones. Filmed in the lobby of our New Orleans hotel. Front of Hotel Monteleone and the Carousel Bar & Lounge transformed into the Armani Shop.

September 2004
“Glory Road” – a Jerry Bruckheimer production. Starring Josh Lucas, Derek Luke and Jon Voight. Filmed in the lobby and also built set in storage area. Hotel Monteleone featured as fancy hotel lobby in a different city. Conference space was set aside for extras. This was the same crew that worked on the production of “Double Jeopardy” in 1998.

September 2005
“The Last Time” – Starring Brendan Fraser and Michael Keaton. Filmed in Lobby, Carousel Bar & Lounge, Hunt Room Grill, Bagatelle and Engineer.

February 2005
“Retirement” – Starring Peter Faulk. Filmed in Hotel Monteleone’s fine dining restaurant Hunt Room Grill. Restaurant is stand in for any Steak House. Hotel provided all steaks; salad and other food prep as well and table settings etc. Hotel accommodations provided for talent during filming.

March 2008
“12 Rounds” – Starring John Cena. Filmed in Vieux Carre Suite (1480), 14th floor hallway, roof by the Marquis, boiler room, garage freight elevator, Lobby and front of Hotel Monteleone. Employee’s cafeteria & Exchange Alley was used for film crew lunch breaks.

Hotel Monteleone on Television

February 2001
Travel Channel – “Best Places to Pop the Question”

February 2003
Travel Channel - “COPS – Mardi Gras”

August 2003
Syndicated – “Southern Living Presents” – Hotel Monteleone was used as the featured New Orleans hotel and backdrop for intro and closing segments of 6 episodes. Provided hotel accommodations for show host and crew.

November 2003
Travel Channel - “Get Packing” – Hotel Monteleone was featured New Orleans hotel destination for winners of dating game show. Hotel accommodations were provided for cast and crew.

December 2003
ESPN – “Super Retrievers” – Hotel Monteleone not featured. Hotel accommodations provided for cast & crew of hunting show.
Food Network – “Food Nation with Bobby Flay” – Carousel Bar & Lounge featured in segment about most unique bars in New Orleans.

March 2004
NBC – “The Apprentice”- Hotel Monteleone not featured, accommodations provided to Mark Burnett productions to conduct candidate interviews.

April 2004
E! Entertainment – “Dr. 90210″ – Hotel Monteleone featured, Dr. Rey and family stayed in our New Orleans hotel and were filmed here as footage for show.

July 2004
Food Network - “Best of” – Follow Productions – Hotel Monteleone Chef featured in segment about best Gumbo in New Orleans. Hotel accommodations provided for five cast and crew doing feature on New Orleans.

August 2004
Style Network – “Love’s a Trip” – Hotel accommodations for contestants and crew. Hotel Monteleone received full credit as accommodations of choice for New Orleans hotels.

September 2004
Travel Channel - “Weird Travels -Spirits of the South” – Hotel Monteleone featured as a haunted New Orleans hotel destination. Investigation and interviews conducted with regard to the entities that inhabit the Hotel Monteleone.

October 2004
HDTV Production Company – Featured Hotel Halloween party “Ghoulish Gala 2004″ as feature in documentary on Halloween in New Orleans.
NBC – “Today Show” – Haunted New Orleans.

January 2005
Weather Channel – “Weather Channel Road Crew” – Hotel Monteleone provided hotel accommodations for three crew members scouting location for Road Crew Segments.

February 2005
Travel Channel - “Taste of America – with Marc De Carlo” – Hotel Monteleone featured in segment with chef detailing the preparation of Gumbo. Provided hotel accommodations for cast and crew.

HDTV Production Company – Featured Hotel Monteleone in documentary about Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Hotel provided hotel accommodations for crew.

March 2005
CBS – “Morning Show” – Filmed one of our doormen saying “Welcome to the Hotel Monteleone. I always start my day with the CBS Morning Show”.

October 2007
NBC – “Today Show” – Featured as haunted New Orleans hotel in “Most Famous Haunted Hotels“. The story of Josephine and Jacques Begere and their son Maurice was mentioned.

February 2008
PBS - The Carousel Bar was the setting for a PBS documentary featuring an interview with local music critic Keith Spera about New Orleans’ very own Fats Domino.

March 2008
A&E – “Criss Angel Mindfreak” – Filmed in the Eudora Welty Suite, lobby and the rooftop by the Marquis. Hotel Monteleone provided hotel accommodations for Criss Angel and crew.

Bravo – “Make Me A Super Model” – Filmed in the lobby and the FJ Monteleone Suite. Hotel Monteleone provided hotel accommodations for cast and crew.

CNN – “Larry King Live” – Interviewed John Cena, WWE wrestler, playing the role of Detective Danny Baxtor in the movie “12 Rounds”. Interview took place in Hotel Monteleone’s Carousel Bar & Lounge.