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Chateau Orleans NOLA - to reopen next weekend in time for Mardi Gras

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Hi all,

I just spoke to the GM of Chateau Orleans and their reconstruction was taking a little longer than they expected to fix the flood damage from the few inches of water suffered during Katrina so did not open beginning of this year.

They are scheduled to reopen next weekend Feb 17 in time for Mardi Gras. :D . Was trying for a room there for Mardi Gras and there were some possibility of availability but a lot of the units are rented to FEMA employees right now. I guess that would slow construction down a little since people are still living in the buildings in the upper floor units which were untouched.

Anyone going to NOLA for Mardi Gras?
 

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Hi Mary,

We own at the Chateau and live about two hour away. We were there the weekend before Katrina. We have been in touch will Paul since December. We spend several weekends a year there and looking forward to going back soon........ St. Patties day for us.

The staff at the Chateau has always provided us the best of service. We enjoy staying there because of the location and easy of walking to any location in the Quater.

Hope you enjoy Mardi Gras, we live in Lafayette and celabrate Mardi Gras here at home.

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Tried to look into flights for the weekend but it was very expansive at $700+ and not really justified for a weekend so will try to go when things are quieter.
 

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Right after the Mardi Gras is a great time. Also, the French Quater Festaval in in mid April. I have found this is a beter time to go than Mardi Gras & the Jazz Fest.
 

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New Orleans

I just got 2 weeks(last miunute-today 2/28) in N.O.(4/7-Chateau Orleans-then 4/14 at Plaza Suites). Great VC. Any suggestions on parking.
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Try giving Paul the GM at Chateau Orleans a call...
 

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Rmelnyk

WE have found the best, not cheapest, place to park in located in the 200 block of Dauphine. This is located 1 block from the Chateau. Around $18 a night, however it is covered with no access to the public.

Just got off the phone with Paul. Planning to be there March 17th. April 14th should be around the French Quarter Festival. If so, great time to be there. Better than the Jazz Fest.
 

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Thanks for all the replys...all sounds great...1st timer in N.O.
Anybody take any cooking classes by the way?
 

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I took one and it was lots of fun but not sure if they are back operational.. Frenchmen Street is pretty good for music Snug Harbour if you are into that.
 

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Spent the weekend at the Chateau. Stayed in the French Quarter the entire weekend. Most every business is open, (Restaurants, Shops, Bars). Check out this link http://www.neworleansonline.com/ It has a “Open For Business” section. It gives a report on Restraints, Shop, Attractions, and Tours. I found a couple of wrong entries, but for the most part it is correct.

A couple of Restaurants I recommend for Lunch
Franks, Port of Call, Acme Oyster House, Remoulade – Great for sandwiches, salads, & burgers.

A couple of Restaurants I recommend for Dinner
GW Fins & Red Fish Grill (Seafood), Orleans Café (Good Mix), The Star (Great Steaks), Irene’s & Café Giovanni (Great Italian) –

Have a great time. Just let me know you have any questions I can help answer.
 
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