Cocktail culture is an integral part of the history of New Orleans. Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans pays homage to classic cocktails with its Chandelier Bar. Opening in summer 2021, the lobby bar serves traditional and new cocktails under a stunning 15,000-crystal custom chandelier.
Beverage manager Hadi Ktiri crafted a menu with New Orleans cocktail classics, including Sazerac, Ramos Fizz, Hurricane and French 75. Guests will also enjoy unique variations of these cocktails, plus a selection of sparkling wines and Champagne. Complementing the beverage program, award-winning New Orleans chef Alon Shaya offers a selection of food to pair with the drinks. Expect to see flavorful bites to share and caviar service.
The Chandelier Bar offers 85 seats, with 22 at the bar, 51 in the lounge and 12 on the garden terrace. Artwork from local and international artists adorn the bar and lobby.
“Chandelier Bar is the energy center of Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans, and a passionate tribute to the illustrious cocktail tradition of the City,” said Mali Carow, general manager, Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans. “Wrapped within this stunning chandelier, guests from near and far will connect, celebrate, and indulge here as part of their New Orleans experience, tasting New Orleans in every savored sip.”
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