This image shows the legendary cocktail destination – home of the Sazerac cocktail, the Ramos Gin Fizz and other cocktails that positioned the bar nationwide among drink enthusiasts – as it is being restored. It again will feature the remarkable WPA-era murals painted by renowned artist Paul Ninas, the Art Deco decorative treatments and mirrors, and more.
The Blue Room:
Marlene Dietrich can’t grace the stage any longer, but the Blue Room is coming back yet again as a dining, reception and entertainment destination for all ages. Returning are the Sunday brunch that drew families by the thousands during the room’s half-century of history, regular entertainment that will take advantage of the room’s intimate layout and design, wedding receptions (there’s even a historic Catholic church right across the street from the hotel, from which bridal parties can be “piped” by bagpipers through downtown New Orleans to the Blue Room), and more.
This block-long lobby (extending from one downtown street to another) again will signal to visitors and locals that they have arrived at a grand hotel. Greeting them will be a 10-foot-tall clock once displayed at late-19th-century Paris exhibitions and made by two of France’s most important artisans of the late 19th century: renowned clock-maker E. Farcot and sculptor Albert Ernest Carrier de Belleuse.
Also, we're happy to report that the Roosevelt relaunched its website and have started a blog that covers everything from hotel updates to guest accounts of their memories of the old Roosevelt even recipes for some of Sazerac Bar's classic cocktails.