Mardi Gras is one of the biggest annual events in New Orleans, with more than 60 parades, featuring nearly 1,000 hand-crafted floats, marching over the 12 days leading up to ‘Fat Tuesday’ on 28 February 2017. Loews New Orleans is located in the heart of the festivities, just steps from the city’s best spots to watch top parades and take part in revelry.
Traditionally a Catholic-inspired celebration, Mardi Gras takes places annually 47 days prior to Easter to mark, at its end, the start of Lent. The event markets itself as an inclusive celebration for those who love life, friends, family, music and food. Famous for its extravagance, the modern-day celebration originated in 1857 and has been documented in its current form since the 1870s. The first Carnival King, Rex, selected the colours purple, green and gold to signify justice, faith and power; the hallmarks behind this iconic event.
Loews New Orleans is conveniently situated between the historic French Quarter and the city’s main parade routes. The combined parade route totals over 300 miles and attracts approximately 1.4 million visitors to the city each year.
Take me to Mardi Gras:
Purely America offers a package to experience Mardi Gras in New Orleans from £1,749 per person. Price includes return flights with American Airlines from London Heathrow and seven nights at the Loews New Orleans. Price is room only, based on two sharing a Deluxe Room and departing 24 February 2017.
To book, please visit www.purelyamerica.co.uk or call 0844 80 444 80, ATOL Protected.
Loews New Orleans
Located within reach of New Orleans historic French Quarter, Lowes New Orleans offers luxe accommodation in the romantic heart of the Big Easy. With 285 newly renovated guest rooms including 12 luxury suites, the hotel is ideally located within walking distance of the Riverfront, New Orleans Central Business District, the French Quarter and the New Orleans Morial Convention Centre catering for both business and leisure travel. Voted one of the Top 50 Large City Hotels in the US & Canada by Travel + Leisure magazine, Loews New Orleans boats exceptional facilities including the Balance Spa and playful Café Adelaide; with its own modern takes on favorite Creole classics.
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