Monthly Archives: April 2012

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JAZZ FEST 2012

The Jazz Fest is back again for 2012, and as always, we are looking forward to the music of New Orleans to fill the air and our ears. You might expect that as the offical name of the fest is the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, you would only be treated to Jazz music. As wonderful as that sounds, you can also enjoy Gospel, Afro-Centric and World Music, Brass Bands and Cajun and Zydeco acts, truly representing the Big Easy in it’s musical tradition.

Don’t forget the food! What is a festival in N.O. without delicious offering from street vendors and fine restaurants? Surprise your tastebuds with such Louisiana delicacies as Cochon au Lait and Crawfish Monica. Think of the Po’Boys and the Etouffe- are you hungry yet? And if that is not enough, take in the cooking demonstrations on various stages throughout the festival.

After a full day of Jazz and food, come back to us at the 1896 O’Malley House for Southern Hospitality and comfortable rest.

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TripAdvisor checks us out!

After years of being rated a top B&B in New Orleans and the US,  TripAdvisor sent a team to check us out. April Robb along with her film crew, spent 3 hours this week filming and talking with the 1896 O’Malley House staff to find out our secrets. They toured guest rooms, common areas and our new courtyard to get an idea of what our guests experience while staying with us.

They were very impressed with all the small things we provided to the guests at no cost, such as the free wine, beer and snacks.  The one thing they really loved were the iPads in the guest rooms, computer in the common area and wireless printer on the O’Malley House network.

They then filmed interviews with us to be used as training for hotel and B&B staff from around the country on how to better use TripAdvisor tools and data. They have also asked us to speak at the upcoming TripAdvisor meeting in New Orleans.

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French Quarter Fest 2012

The French Quarter Festival is one of New Orleans’ Premier Events. Held in it’s name-sake area of the city, local enjoy this festival over all others. Combine free admission, food, music, activities for kids and adults, warm days and cool nights, shopping, gallery exhibits and the great New Orleans hospitality and you’ve got a festival to appeal to fun-lovers of all ages.

1896 O’Malley House is conveniently located to the Canal Streetcar line, which will take you right to the doorstep of the festival. Stay with us, park your car and enjoy the event without the hassle of parking.

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In Room iPads!

The 1896 O’Malley House has Good News for  guests this month!  The 1896 O’Malley House B&B is the first in the country to offer the  InnConcierge  App to its guests. The newest App for the hospitality industry .  The InnConcierge App is used on IPads provided by the 1896 O’Malley House in each guest room.

The Concierge app gives guest users access to a broad range of information including area attractions/history, tours,  gift shop, dining, in-room services , spa services, contact numbers and even guest reviews. In addition, it provides access to the latest packages and specials as well as connecting to social media platforms directly from guest rooms with thousands of free apps available for download. This tool, which will soon be complemented by versions for other handheld devices (such as iPhone, iTouch, and Android), is integrated with social networking tools, enabling guests to share data and interact with services from  the 1896 O’Malley House B&B.