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Top Five Hotels For Your New Orleans Visit


As you remember from last week's article, the good times are rolling once again in New Orleans. After the interruptions caused by COVID-19, parades are once again filling the city’s streets. When you're ready to go, you'll need a place to stay so I have some recommendations. Make sure you read to the end so that you know the most important takeaway.


The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

My former next-door neighbor! The photo above is their lobby which they decorate simply GORGEOUSLY for the Christmas holidays, as evidenced by this less than stellar photo of moi a few years ago. A $175 million restoration of the art deco building in 2009 returned The Roosevelt to its place atop the luxury offerings in New Orleans, just off Canal Street and a block from the French Quarter. In 2019, another renovation of the guest rooms, meeting spaces, and rooftop pool has launched the hotel into a class of its own. The Waldorf Astoria Spa, rooftop pool, and garden terrace offer an urban oasis. The award-winning Domenica restaurant presents a fine touch of Italy, while Teddy’s Café is reminiscent of a Parisian patisserie. The Fountain Lounge hosts live music and, on Mondays, serves the local phenomenon, Carl’s fried chicken. Be sure you enjoy the Roosevelt's signature beverage, the Sazerac, the official cocktail of New Orleans.


Windsor Court Hotel

Windsor Court offers the quintessential New Orleans experience. It's an elegant escape , committed to classic luxury. Recent $15 million renovations modernized the 316 guest rooms and suites, all of which offer private balconies or bay windows with Mississippi River or city skyline views. Book a room or suite on the Club Level for the most luxurious accommodations and stunning views. On-site amenities at the pet-friendly hotel include an on-the-go eatery and fine dining fare. There’s afternoon tea and weekend brunch, a classic cocktail lounge featuring live jazz, a 65-foot saltwater pool with a cabana-style bar, and a full-service, luxury spa.


Maison de la Luz

The Maison's art deco flair and regal, globally-inspired interiors, make it one of historic New Orleans’ most stylish guest houses. The 67 suites boast luxuriously high ceilings, local artwork, and vintage furnishings. The sunlit Breakfast Room serves up sweet and savory entrees, cold-pressed juices, and hot beverages. The Living Room is a sophisticated refuge for sipping craft cocktails and snacking on complimentary cheeses and charcuterie.

BONUS: Guests at Maison de la Luz receive priority reservations at the following New Orleans establishments: Josephine Estelle, Bar Marilou, Alto, Three Keys, and Seaworthy.


Four Seasons New Orleans

A brand new addition to the city's skyline, the Four Seasons opened last August on the riverfront at the foot of Canal Street, just steps from the French Quarter. Dine on innovative Louisiana cuisine: the property has two restaurants from acclaimed local chefs.

the Premier River-view room has floor-to-ceiling views of the Mississippi; these larger guest rooms provide a light, fresh and luxurious sanctuary. After a day of exploring New Orleans, lounge in the comfortable sitting area or unwind in the oval tub – fully open to the bedroom. Or relax by the resort-style pool, and plan your own private event at the 34th-floor observation deck boasting NOLA’s best views. Ask the Four Seasons concierge team to plan a private concert for you and your friends at Preservation Hall, the legendary jazz venue in the French Quarter. They can even arrange a one-on-one music lesson with a local jazz legend.


JW Marriott

JW Marriott boasts an incredible French Quarter-adjacent location on Canal Street; a lobby and valet entrance on the less trafficked Common Street (I used to live on Common St!); a heated outdoor 46- by 18-foot saltwater pool and fitness center on its eighth floor; a lobby lounge; and a Brazilian-style Fogo de Chao restaurant. A multi-million dollar renovation was completed in 2018 that included adding white marble bathrooms stocked with Aromatherapy Associates amenities, and light-blocking window shades (to facilitate your recovery from the previous night's activities). One area that remained untouched by the renovation, is the hotel’s lobby rotunda, which includes five murals depicting different aspects of New Orleans culture. These murals date back to the opening of the hotel and were installed by Italian-born artist turned New Orleans resident Franco Alessandrini, who was artist-in-residence at the World’s Fair Italian Village in 1984.


What's the most important takeaway? Revisit this article that discusses the benefits, exclusive perks and VIP amenities that are available to you when booking a hotel stay through me. There are literally thousands of hotels to choose from that are part of the elite properties and brands to which my agency has access: Accor properties (43 brands worldwide), Marriott Stars & Luminous, Hyatt Privé, Hilton Impresario, and Belmond Bellini Club. To book these, simply call or email me.


Last but not least - Virtuoso! Exclusive Virtuoso benefits are available to you at any Virtuoso-member hotel. The good news is you can book one yourself using this link. It's also in the footer of my website. Book your favorite now. Or click the link below to fill out my travel questionnaire - the best way to get your travel dream started.

'til next week.

 

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