Historic luxury hotel located close to Canal Street
Following the devastating damages inflicted by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Fairmont Hotel New Orleans closed its doors indefinitely. In 2009, following an extensive and expensive refurbishment program, the doors reopened, this time under the guise the Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans, a moniker which had been used during the hotels earlier days.
Throughout its history the property, which is now a Waldorf Astoria hotel, has been known for its luxury, lavishness, and trend-setting ways. Today, the 4-star establishment continues to wow guests with its elegant dcor and well-appointed guestrooms.
Each of the 504 guestrooms is fitted with a private en-suite bathroom, with complimentary bathrobe. Bedrooms feature flat-screen TVs, alarm clocks that can be connected to MP3 players, an in-room safe, mini-bar, 300-thread count bed linens, and refreshment center. In-room dining via room service is available 24 hours per day. A writing desk and ottoman are included and ideal for those working away or those that fancy relaxing.
An outdoor swimming pool and fitness room are on offer to those looking to exercise or workout. The pool, with sun-loungers scattered around it, is also a fine place to lay back and relax. The Guerlain Spa provides the next level in relaxation, providing a varied range of treatments and experiences.
Guests looking to relax during their stay at the Fairmont Hotel New Orleans will find a number of suitable activities on offer. The Rooftop Bar, which is indeed found on the hotels rooftop, offers a casual environment to enjoy a drink or two, whilst at the same time offering intriguing views of the Louisiana city. On select evenings, The Blue Room hosts performance from fine jazz musicians, a doff of the cap to the hotels early days as a central part of the New Orleans jazz scene. A Sunday jazz bunch is also hosted each week.
The Sazerac Restaurant offers luxury dining and proves popular with guests, locals, and tourists alike. Early booking is recommended. Domenica is a brand new restaurant at the hotel, and again is popular with guests. The Sazerac Bar and Teddys Caf also offer wining and dining options.
Of course, the city of New Orleans, LA is no stranger to fine dining. With Cajun food a special in the region, guests can find a vast number of restaurants serving incredible dishes to that appeal to any palate.
Those looking for something to do in the city need look no further than Canal Street, which is less than a minutes walk away. The street, which separates the American and French Quarters, houses a wide range of popular destinations, including restaurants and bars.
The French Quarter itself is a popular destination thanks to its colonial architecture and colorful atmosphere. The wildly popular Bourbon Street is the place to drink, featuring several bars that outdate the citys inclusion into the United States. Jackson Place is another popular destination in the district.
Guests at the Fairmont Hotel New Orleans (or the Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans to give it its new name) can also enjoy a range of theaters, sporting venues, the Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain, the largest Mardi Gras celebration in the world, and an abundance of wowing sights.