Location: Downtown New Orleans
Address: 130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112
Developer: Dimension Development
Managed By: Hilton Worldwide
Grand Opening: July 1, 2009
Last Renovation: 2009
Architects: Charles Lewis Hillger
A hotel has stood on the site that The Roosevelt occupies since 1893 when the 6-story Gruenwald Hotel opened its doors to rapturous acclaim from New Orleans locals and visitors alike. By October 1923, the extended and renovated hotel was renamed The Roosevelt in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt whose accomplishment in opening the Panama Canal had greatly increased trade between Louisiana and South America. By the following year The Roosevelt occupied a whole city block. A change of ownership in the early 1960s saw the name changed to The Fairmont.
Today, following extensive renovations, it operates again under the name The Roosevelt, offering a standard of service and a quality of product that pays tribute to its illustrious history.
Louisiana's legendary governor Huey P. Long formerly lived in a suite on the hotel's 12th floor. Such was his passion for the Ramos Gin Fizz served in the Sazerac Bar that during one of his political trips to New York, he had the Sazerac's head bartender flown to the city in order to make his favorite cocktail.
Long is not the only famous politician to reside at The Roosevelt. A total of nine US Presidents have stayed in this historic New Orleans hotel as well as the King of Rock and Roll. During the filming of King Creole in 1957, Elvis Presley and his entourage occupied the entire top floor of the hotel. To escape the fanatical crowd below, Elvis would climb through the window of an adjoining building, cross the roof and enter the hotel via a fire escape.
Offering unforgettable guest experiences, this historic New Orleans hotel welcomes guests with true Southern hospitality.
2016 CNN, Top 20 of America’s Most Beautiful Hotels
2015 Travel + Leisure, Best Hotel in Louisiana
2017 Southern Living, The South’s Top 10 Hotels
2017 TimeOut, 15 Best Hotels in New Orleans