Throughout the holiday season, our hotels host many fun and festive events, and we love all of these celebrations and the decorations, food, and fun that come with them. However, one of our favorite annual traditions is one that takes place outside of our hotels. Every December, Royal Sonesta New Orleans brings the best of the holiday cheer to some kids who need it most. Earlier this month patients at Children’s Hospital New Orleans had a very special visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus, and friends during our team’s annual Teddy Bear Tea visit.


The kids were all smiles as they enjoyed stories, music, and time with their special holiday visitors.


In addition to the Teddy Bear Tea visit, Royal Sonesta New Orleans participates in a toy collection for the hospital Toy Drop and encourages visitors to their holiday celebrations to contribute.

Each child who attends Teddy Bear Tea at the hotel is invited to `share the magic` of the season by donating a small, unwrapped gift for the Children’s Hospital Toy Drop.

Additionally, for every $5 holiday donation in support of Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, donors are entered in a raffle to win a grand prize package that includes 60,000 Sonesta Travel Pass points, which can be used for a two-night stay at Royal Sonesta New Orleans or another Sonesta Hotels property and a $100 gift certificate to experience on-site venues Restaurant Rโ€™evolution, Desire Oyster Bar and/or The Jazz Playhouse. Learn more about Teddy Bear Tea and the raffle here.