Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide unveiled Le Méridien New Orleans, following a $29-million transformation. The newly renovated hotel has 410 redesigned guestrooms, including 22 suites; three new food and beverage outlets, including a new destination restaurant; and the addition of 1,600 square feet of flexible meeting and event space.
The renovation of Le Méridien New Orleans is taking place in two phases, with the first round completion including the full-scale renovation of all 410 guestrooms and respective corridors. Throughout the hotel, the design incorporates lines and grids inspired by the cartography and geography of New Orleans as seen from an aerial perspective. The design also includes patterns and textures influenced by cultural and architectural elements.
Le Méridien New Orleans also includes the Le Méridien Hub, a social gathering place. An element of Le Méridien Hub is the Longitude 90 bar. Meanwhile, LMNO, the hotel’s new destination restaurant, is now open for dinner service each evening.
Renovations completed on the second floor include 1,600 square feet of new meeting space, for a total of 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space. There is now also a new breakfast restaurant, Marché.
The final phase of the hotel transformation will include a redesigned front desk and porte-cochere valet entrance, the enhancement of existing meeting space, and a landscaped palm garden that incorporates an art component and outdoor seating for guests and private events. A grand opening celebration is scheduled this March.
Located on Poydras Street, Le Méridien New Orleans is adjacent to the Arts District and just a few blocks from the jazz clubs, restaurants and night clubs of the French Quarter. Nearby attractions include Harrah’s Casino, the Warehouse District, Contemporary Arts Center, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Outlet Collection at Riverwalk and the French Market.