The 341-room Four Seasons New Orleans opened its doors on Aug. 17. The new property from the luxury hotelier overlooks the Mississippi River, within walking distance of the famed French Quarter and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Built in 1968, the 34-story building was originally home to the World Trade Center of New Orleans. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the landmark property has been carefully renovated and converted into a five-star hotel.
Four Seasons New Orleans features 29,000 square feet of meetings space, including ballrooms, an outdoor garden and a two-story observation deck. The lobby-level Chandelier Bar, named after the 15,000-piece glass installation that hangs in the center of the room, serves classic cocktails and offers live music year-round. Also on the lobby level is Miss River, which features fresh takes on the city's staple dishes.
Chemin a la Mer, a seafood and steak restaurant, will open in the fall. A rooftop pool, a 24/7 fitness center and a spa will become available in the fall as well.
"New Orleans is a destination that has long been on our wish list," says Christian Clerc, president of global operations for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. "We could not be more excited to introduce Four Seasons to this incredible community, and to share an authentic and memorable New Orleans experience with guests from near and far. The transformation of this truly iconic building is stunning, and serves as a wonderful addition to the Four Seasons portfolio of exceptional properties."