NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- No other holiday rolls music, excitement, parades, vibrant colors and tradition into one dynamic festival like Mardi Gras. Conveniently located one block from Bourbon Street – home of the most prolific Mardi Gras celebrations in the world - the trendiest New Orleans luxury hotel, Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel, is an ultimate retreat for local and visiting party-goers alike. Mardi Gras' origins can be traced back to Medieval Europe and became an annual celebration in New Orleans in 1870. With some of the most stylish hotel rooms in New Orleans, LA, Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel is a premier architectural wonder. Similar to Mardi Gras, the hotel prides itself on its intricate blend of historical influence with modern delights. Mardi Gras falls on Feb. 12, but the parties began Jan. 19. Parades come to a halt in the city of New OrleansJan. 28 to Feb. 5 because of The Big Game, but they will continue to march on in neighboring cities and suburbs. More than 75 parades are set to dazzle throughout the city. In addition, activities for families, food and beer lovers, and everyone in between can be found throughout the French Quarter and surrounding neighborhoods. About Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette HotelA historic destination originally built in 1925, Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel is an unforgettable luxury hotel in New Orleans French Quarter. Minutes from numerous Riverfront attractions and the Louisiana Superdome and just a block from Bourbon Street, this dynamic hotel is located in the heart of it all. With an air of Southern hospitality, Renaissance immerses guests in a true New Orleans experience. Accommodations include 272 residential-style rooms highlighted by upscale amenities. Each floor celebrates a jazz legend, complete with local photographers' work. For those looking for New Orleans French Quarter restaurants, MiLa, a neo-Creole restaurant, is sure to please. Ideal for weddings, events and meetings, more than 6,600 square feet of upscale New Orleans hotel meeting space provides a stylish backdrop. Discover all Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel has to offer and book your stay today. For more information, to make a reservation or to submit a request for proposal, call 1-800-372-0482 or visit www.RenaissancePereMarquette.com.