Spring Home Tour Presented by Friends of the Cabildo

New Orleans, LA (April 7, 2009) – On Sunday, May 17, Friends of the Cabildo will present the 2009 Spring Home Tour in the Vieux Carré, co-sponsored by SDT Waste and Debris and First NBC.  Glimpse the mystique of private residences that nest under the majestic oaks of Esplanade Avenue.  Personally behold exclusive architectural paragons of the Lower Quarter.  Homes included on the tour are:

1015 Esplanade Avenue
1026 Esplanade Avenue
905 Esplanade Avenue
723 Esplanade Avenue
716 Esplanade Avenue
929 Barracks Street
1243 Bourbon Street
600 Ursulines Avenue
839 Bourbon Street

Self-guided tours will start at 1020 Esplanade Avenue, where tickets will be sold.  Tickets can also be purchased the day of the event at 523 St. Ann Street at the 1850 House in Jackson Square.  The event lasts from 1-4 PM.  Besides viewing some of the Vieux Carré’s finest private residences and courtyards, participants will also enjoy meeting local authors along the way!
Tickets are $35 per person in advance and $45 per person the day of the event.  To purchase tickets in advance, please visit www.friendsofthecabildo.org or call Friends of the Cabildo at (504)523-3939.
Funds raised at the Spring Home Tour will allow Friends of the Cabildo to offer financial support and volunteer services to quality exhibits and programs of the Louisiana State Museum.
For more information, please contact Tarah Doggett at (504)523-3939 or <tarah@friendsofthecabildo.org>tarah@friendsofthecabildo.org.

 Famed Roosevelt New Orleans to hold hiring extravaganza in search for hospitality professionals
 The famed Roosevelt New Orleans is hosting a hiring fair at the New   Orleans Convention Center May 12 – 16 as it prepares to open in the summer of 2009 as a Waldorf Astoria Collection property, with a work force of approximately 400.
          “Today’s luxury travelers have high expectations for service,” said general manager Tod Chambers, “so hiring employees who know how to put customers first in everything they do is critical. We want The Roosevelt New Orleans to be a grand-hotel destination. Having the right staff, as well as first-class accommodations, will make that a reality.”
          “In addition to restoring a New Orleans landmark, we’ll have a positive impact on employment in the community at a time when it needs it most,” Chambers said.
          Among the qualities the hotel is seeking in its service professionals are a positive attitude, a passion for guest service and an eye for detail. “Guests who visit any Waldorf Astoria Collection property experience a level of service from employees that makes them realize they are in one of the world’s best hotels,” Chambers said. “We want to deliver that kind of unrivaled experience at The Roosevelt New Orleans.”
          The hotel will be searching for top performers in all aspects of delivering luxury accommodations.  Positions will be available in the following disciplines: finance/accounting, food and beverage outlets, culinary, guest services, housekeeping, property operations/engineering, retail/gift shop and security. On-the-spot job offers will be made at the hiring fair where the exact fit is found, contingent upon pre-employment processes.
          To be part of the legend, job seekers must go online to www.hiltonfamily.jobs <<http://www.hiltonfamily.jobs/>http://www.hiltonfamily.jobs/>  and complete an application. Once the application is received, applicants meeting basic qualifications will be invited to attend the hiring extravaganza for the interview process.  The invitation will include instructions for being identified as what Chambers called a VIP, or “very important professional.” VIPs will have the option to call the hotel in advance and set up an interview time to avoid the crowds.
          As part of the Hilton Family of Brands, professionals may be eligible for a complete benefits package, including medical care, dental care, vision care, prescription drug coverage, team member travel program and a 401(k) savings plan.  
          For more information on The Roosevelt New Orleans, log on to www.therooseveltneworleans.com