Four Seasons hotel (New Orleans - USA) : For a long time, the hotel landscape of the New Orleans (Louisiana, United States of America) consisted mainly of large luxurious hotel and Brand intended for business and congress trips and small hostels et hotels of charm of different levels of charm (and comfort). In terms of Luxury, there were mainstays like Windsor Court, Roosevelt New Orleans, and Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, but not many other true five-star options.
In recent years, however, things have changed as there has been an influx of properties Premium (and mainly independent) strong on design, cooking and flavor local ; we think ofHotel Peter & Paul, To theHotel Saint Vincent, The Chloe and House of Luz. These arrivals have helped attract a new type of discerning and engaged traveler to the city and raised its level of hospitality (even prompting some old favorites to embark on renovations). And now things are going even further with the launch on August 17, 2021 of the highly anticipated Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans.
“We have all waited patiently for life to return to this landmark on the Mississippi River, but it will be better than anyone dreamed of,” Mark Romig, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at New Orleans & Company, the tourism of the city and economic development office, “We have been fortunate to have so many new hotels built or renovated over the past few years that attract a variety of travelers to the city, and the opening of the Four Seasons will certainly be the culmination of our evolution in luxury hotels. ”
The hotel is at the end of Canal Street in the former World Trade Center, built in 1967 by renowned Modernist architect Edward Durell Stone, who also designed the Radio City Music Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. After a nearly $ 500 million three-year overhaul by Four Seasons, the 34-story tower - which was officially added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014 - now has an additional level to accommodate Vue Orleans, an interior- exterior cultural exhibit and observation deck with 360-degree view (this is the only part of the building that is not operated by Four Seasons).
The conversion of a 1960s office building to a contemporary hotel was led by chief designer Bill Rooney of Bill Rooney Design, who saw opportunities to blend historic architectural elements with a fresh new look. The structure now houses 341 rooms and suites and 92 private residences, all with views of the river or the city from their bay windows. Each guest bedroom has a plaster wall relief with several panels of magnolia blossoms as its focal point, as well as impeccable decor consisting of mid-century modern-inspired furnishings and materials such as white oak and oak. Carrara white marble. The two one-bedroom Presidential Suites feature a private office, gym, 10-seat dining table, and Riverview soaking tubs spread over 745 square meters. Rooms and public areas are adorned with works from the hotel's extensive collection, curated by Kate Chertavian Fine Art.
The Four Seasons have shown they are serious by hiring two of the best chefs of the city for its restaurants internal. The Miss River Lobby Level is Lalon Shaya's 'love letter to Louisiana' and presents his take on regional favorites in a setting filled with locally influenced art, photography and ceramics.
In the kitchen, original dishes are offered such as chicken free au buttermilk stallion carved with dips, rice dirty en can byclay with some breast de duck stove, cakes d'Oysters de Louisiana with a puff pastry and okra (specialty of Louisiana) duck andtwerp with some rice de Louisiana.
Guests can also enjoy access to a 24-hour gym designed by fitness expert Harley Pasternack and equipped with Peloton bikes, cardio and weight machines, and an indoor swimming pool. crescent-shaped overflow which, at 24 meters, is the city's largest hotel pool; it is heated or cooled depending on the season, has underwater lighting and music, and is surrounded by lounge chairs, cabanas and a hot tub. Eight-room spa has sauna, hammam and jacuzzi, boutique offering French products Premium and a menu of lifting facials and collagen stimulating massages. And, because it's New Orleans, there is also a massage for men called Southern Gentleman which uses a body oil infused with whiskey de rye and ends, naturally, with the cocktail Sazerac and some snacks de bar.
Room rates start at US $ 375 per night.
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