New Orleans has a rich, colorful, and tragic past. After Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, there were some who said it would never be the same; some even said they shouldn’t rebuild at all. However, in the years since, there has been a rebirth of epic proportions — which we personally needed to witness and experience firsthand.
An excellent example of the rebirth of this iconic city is the Hyatt New Orleans and its extended stay property, Hyatt House. In fact, we were honored to attend the grand opening of the place with a proud, beaming Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu. With an emotional toast of Champagne and the rebuilt downtown as a backdrop, we celebrated yet another chapter in the life of this historic American city.
But we digress. The Hyatt House feels like your own home, designed for stays of one night or even weeks or months at a time. This brand new property is located in the downtown area, surrounded by new and famous restaurants that feature fresh cuisine and cocktails any time of the day.
Why not start your day your with a made-to-order omelet from the complimentary Morning Spread breakfast? Additionally, no matter what time of day you need to satisfy your hunger, the 24-hour Guest Market serves fresh prepared salads, sandwiches, and snacks. You can even make your own home-cooked meal by taking advantage of the complimentary grocery shopping service.
For a handcrafted libation, pull up a seat at the H Bar and Lounge and order some comfort food, a cocktail, or a nice choice of premium wine and beer. Take a walk in the New Orleans Warehouse District or dine at one of the eight restaurants at the Hyatt Regency (next door to Hyatt House) headed up by executive chef Eric Damidot, including 8 Block Kitchen & Bar.
Guests can really relax in the spacious, comfortable, apartment-style rooms and suites. During our stay we felt like a longtime resident, and so will you as you settle into your roomy studio or one-bedroom kitchen suite (equipped with refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, stove, small appliances, and utensils) with separate living space, bedroom, and work areas designed for up to six people.
Sleep peacefully on comfortable beds with ultra-plush pillows, triple sheeting, and a pillow-top mattress. Enjoy the conveniences of home like the 42” LCD TV and DVD player, generous work space with a full-sized desk, dual-line phone, voicemail, and free Wi-Fi.
At Hyatt House they say you are more than a guest, you’re a welcome resident. And after indulging in southern hospitality with New Orleans flair, we could not agree more. Hyatt House New Orleans is truly a home away from home.