Located only a short walk to the famous French Quarter, the newly reimagined Le Méridien New Orleans is just the place to kick off your exploration of the Big Easy’s legendary culture and cuisine. A $29 million redesign concluding early 2015 seamlessly blends the brand’s European roots with the vibrancy of the property’s new home in downtown. And while this swanky Southern hotel easily brings all the action within reach, it’s removed enough to offer a peaceful respite after a long day of sightseeing or night on the town.
You immediately feel the results of the multi-million transformation from the moment you step through the front doors and into the Hub, the hotel’s main lobby. Large, plush sofas and cozy armchairs surround the bar area where guests can be found sipping barista-crafted coffees and indulging in homemade éclairs while planning their next local adventure. Other alluring amenities include the rooftop pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, and close proximity to the French Quarter, Harrah's Casino, the Warehouse District and the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans.
Within the walls of the luxurious 410 guestrooms, which include 22 suites, you’ll find many of the comforts of home, such as pillow top mattresses with soft linens, goose down duvets, drafting desks with high-speed Internet access, chaise lounge chairs, 55-inch LED TVs, and refrigerators, all surrounded by expansive views of the Mississippi River and downtown cityscape. The contemporary design and neutral color palette provide a soothing environment in which to unwind and make the spacious accommodations your new home-away-from-home.
For a taste of what makes New Orleans such a popular vacation destination, look no further than LMNO, located on the ground floor of the hotel. Creole and Cajun flavors meet New American cuisine on this menu featuring small plates such as Ahi tuna tartar and French onion soup with gruyére cheese. In-room dining, as well as grab ‘n go options, mean you can have a good meal no matter what time of day a craving hits.
With Le Méridien New Orleans as your host and guide, you’ll get a whole new perspective on this highly-spirited and intriguingly-diverse destination. The property not only provides a convenient starting point for an authentic Big Easy experience, but a warm, welcoming atmosphere you can’t wait to return to each night.
Le Meridien New Orleans
333 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130