New Orleans' Blake Hotel added to Best Western's BW Premier Collection

Best Western Hotels & Resorts added the Blake Hotel New Orleans to the BW Premier Collection. The property is situated on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line at Lafayette Square, and is joining's Best Western’s collection of upscale, high-quality independent hotels and resorts in key markets that deliver unique travel experiences while retaining their design, name and orientation. 

“It’s very exciting to add another great hotel to our BW Premier Collection,” Ron Pohl, SVP and COO for Best Western Hotels & Resorts, said in a statement. “BW Premier Collection is one of our fastest growing brands and allows independent hoteliers to preserve their unique hotel identity – all while enjoying access to Best Western’s strong brand heritage, support, sales and marketing tools. We are now very competitive in the soft brand space and look forward to welcoming other signature destination properties, like this newest acquisition in The Big Easy.”

The Blake Hotel New Orleans, BW Premier Collection is located in downtown New Orleans within proximity to Bourbon Street. The newly renovated hotel offers 122 guestrooms with flat-screen televisions, in-room microwaves, minifridges and free high-speed internet. Additional amenities include a fitness center, business center, meeting facilities, cocktail lounge and an on-site dining option serving an array of authentic Lousiana cuisine. The property is also within walking distance to a variety of restaurants – including the world-famous Café Du Monde – the Convention Center, Superdome, St. Louis Cathedral and the French Quarter.

“We are delighted to join the Best Western family as a BW Premier Collection property,” Daffne Briggitte Ruglas, GM of Blake Hotel New Orleans, said in a statement. “We look forward to capitalizing on the global reach that Best Western’s network provides, while maintaining our unique personal identity and continuing to satisfy the needs of travelers seeking an authentic New Orleans experience.”