Four Seasons unveils impressive hotel and residences in New Orleans
Featuring 341 rooms and suites designed by Bill Rooney Studio alongside 92 private residences, Four Seasons’ new outpost benefits from its prime location by the Mississippi River.
Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans’ striking event space, glamorous lobby bar and signature restaurants will soon be joined by a resort-like rooftop pool and spa.
A new landmark hotel
Four Seasons’ latest site lies on the Mississippi waterfront within the central business district, just 20 minutes from both of the city’s airports. It occupies part of the newly revamped 34-storey World Trade Centre, alongside 92 serviced Four Seasons Private Residences, at the foot of Canal Street, just moments away from the historic French Quarter and Warehouse Arts District.
Christian Clerc, president of global operations for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, said: “New Orleans is a destination that has long been on our wishlist. 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 Four Seasons portfolio of exceptional properties.”
General manager Mali Carow added: “We have assembled an unparalleled team of talented New Orleanians and experienced Four Seasons veterans from around the world who exemplify the tradition of warm and welcoming Southern hospitality. We’ve heard from so many Four Seasons guests, avid world travellers, and locals expressing their excitement for our opening – it’s truly amazing.”
Locally inspired cuisine
For this exciting new property, Four Seasons has partnered with acclaimed local chefs to offer restaurants that celebrate the South.
Guests and locals can gather in the glamorous Chandelier Bar spilling out from the lobby onto a garden patio, where inventive drinks are served in a space hosting live music beneath a 15,000-piece light and glass installation. And renowned chef Alon Shaya is behind the Miss River restaurant, which focuses on ingredient-driven New Orleans classics like whole carved buttermilk fried chicken in an indoor-outdoor setting designed by Alexander Waterworth Interiors.
These will be joined in the autumn by Chemin a la Mer restaurant, in which Chef Donald Link will pay tribute to his Louisiana heritage. Reflecting its name, which means ‘pathway to the sea’, the venue will specialise in seafood and steaks, and boast its very own grand oyster bar.
A luxurious hotel experience
Guests can be accommodated across 341 rooms and suites, designed by Bill Rooney Studio to suit the needs of every traveller. Light and airy rooms pair white-washed oak with textured fabrics and panels depicting the magnolia.
The work of local artists features throughout the hotel and a cultural exhibit celebrates the city’s diverse culture in the indoor and outdoor observation decks on the 33rd and 34th floors. In the autumn, meanwhile, the hotel will unveil its crescent-shaped rooftop swimming pool with loungers, cabanas and Mississippi River views, along with a 24-hour fitness centre by Harley Pasternak, a spa and 29,000 sq ft of event space.
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