The opulent Roosevelt has all the charms of a historic hotel with the luxurious benefits guests come to expect from a Waldorf Astoria property. The restaurants and bars alone are a draw; it’s home to John Besh and 2012 Rising Star Alon Shaya’s Domenica and Sazerac Bar, where Mixologist Russ Bergeron upholds the city’s most venerable cocktail traditions: the Sazerac and Ramos Gin Fizz. Chef Stefan Kauth oversees dining at the Blue Room and Teddy’s Café. Guest rooms are well appointed with crisp linens, dream-inducing mattresses, plush towels, and Salvatore Ferragamo bath products (the eye mask is sumptuous). For relaxation, the Guerlain Spa is one of the city’s best, and the rooftop pool allows guest to beat New Orleans’ Southern heat in style.