Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has announced that it has embarked on a $45 million renovation of the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, resulting in a floor-to-ceiling transformation of the hotel’s 1,100 guest rooms and suites, Sheraton Club Lounge, meeting facilities and lobby.
Slated for completion in 2013, the renovation is part of an ongoing effort to enhance Sheraton hotels across the globe, following the recently completed $6 billion brand-wide revitalization.
The highlight of the refurbished lobby will be the brand’s [email protected] experienced with Microsoft - the signature social hub where travelers can stay connected with access to information and technology. This space will be equipped with new seating, new carpeting, lighting, water feature, wireless connectivity and direct access to the hotel’s Starbucks coffee shop and Pelican Bar. Other improvements to the lobby include the recent installation of high-speed elevators and new revolving doors.
Said to be reminiscent of an authentic French Quarter courtyard, the Pelican Bar at the Sheraton New Orleans will overlook the streetcars on Canal Street, and will have new gas lamps and wall sconces, new bar seating, communal tables and intimate group seating, all-new flooring and tile mosaics along the Canal Street windows. Renovations on the bar are expected to be completed in September 2012.
The hotel’s meeting and event facilities are also getting improved. The recent renovations to the Waterbury and Napoleon Ballrooms will be followed by new carpeting, wall coverings, lighting and new furnishings in the Grand Ballroom and Grand Ballroom pre-function space.
Views of the Mississippi and the city are available from the hotel’s executive suites on floors nine to 49, and from the Governor’s suites on floors 48 to 49. All guestrooms and suites will be fully renovated and furnished with an oversized work desk, custom-designed ergonomic chair, high-speed Internet, LCD flat panel TV, MP3 docking station and the all-white Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed. Bathrooms will boast all-new vanities, backlit mirrors and a collage of local artwork.
Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the Mississippi River in the Sheraton Club lounge, with renovations including new carpeting, wall coverings, furniture and lighting.
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel recently completed the transformation of its fitness to offer Sheraton Fitness programmed by Core Performance, the brand’s revolutionary new health and fitness program designed exclusively for Sheraton guests through its partner Core Performance.