W Hotel reveals ‘rebellious underground’ in New Orleans French Quarter

W French Quarter will unveil a new image this summer, inspired by New Orleans as it transforms the look of its 97 guestrooms, living room, restaurant and bar. The first phase of the guestroom redesign has already been completed.

For the redesigned guestrooms, two design concepts were used, said to have been inspired by the jazz and the mystery of tarot. Each room will boast a palate of clean lines and modern blacks and whites, mixed with gold tones and primary colors. Room options include Wonderful Rooms with signature W beds and Bliss lemon + sage Sinkside Six products made exclusively for W; Spectacular Rooms with a balcony or patio and a view of the romantic courtyard; Fantastic Rooms, which are more spacious and include a view of the courtyard or historic French Quarter and Carriage Houses that include a private entrance from the courtyard, spacious guestroom, exclusive Jacuzzi on the back patio and a personal balcony with a sitting area overlooking the courtyard.

In addition to the guestrooms, W French Quarter is adding a Sweat fitness facility and revamping the hallways, lift foyer and the living room. The 24-hour Sweat facility offers cardiovascular fitness and personal training programs using free and machine weights from Technogym featuring integrated TV and Fast Track controls. The living room will feature new check-in desks for Welcome agents to interact with guests as well as direct access to SoBou, the new restaurant and bar.


The Commander’s Family of Restaurants introduces SoBou, their new Modern Creole Saloon at W French Quarter. The restaurant South of Bourbon Street will offer restaurant and bar areas. Completely reconstructed and reinvented, the restaurant space will display a new palate of dark woods, bold grays and golden tones.

W French Quarter is investing more than $9 million in its redesign. The entire project will conclude in early July.

W French Quarter, named to the Travel + Leisure 2009 World’s Top 500 Hotels list, offers 97 guestrooms including four Carriage Houses. The property offers an outdoor courtyard, a Wet deck surrounded by an intricate wrought-iron gate, Sweat facility and SoBou, a spirited restaurant and bar South of Bourbon Street.

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