by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 02, 2016
The 483-room Royal Sonesta New Orleans has completed a yearlong refurbishment project. Included in the renovations was the upgrading of all guest rooms and public spaces, and the addition of a new fitness center with free weights and state-of-the-art equipment.

The hotel's R Club Level has been expanded from 29 to 58 rooms and features a new R Club lounge. The Desire Oyster Bar, the hotel's casual restaurant, has been redesigned as well. The hotel has 20,000 square feet of meeting space.

"We're thrilled to unveil our reimagined Royal Sonesta New Orleans," said Carlos Flores, president and CEO, Sonesta International Hotels Corp. "This is an iconic Sonesta property with its prime location in the French Quarter, and we know our guests will enjoy an even higher level of comfort and service as a result of these upgrades, which truly bring the spirit of New Orleans to the forefront of the experience."