Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans is located on the Mississippi waterfront at the foot of Canal Street, just 20 minutes from both of the city’s airports. Only steps from the historic French Quarter, the Warehouse Arts District, myriad parks and green spaces, and with direct access to the city’s streetcar line, visitors need not waste a moment in a city with so much to offer. For those travelling on business, the Hotel’s location in the Central Business District and near the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is ideal. Sports and entertainment fans will delight at the Hotel’s proximity to the world class Superdome and Smoothie King Center.
In a city that continues to make its mark as one of America’s most renowned culinary destinations, Four Seasons has partnered with acclaimed local chefs to introduce all-new restaurant concepts celebrating the South, as well as a spectacular lobby bar—all primed for celebration.
The experience begins at Chandelier Bar, a glamorous meeting spot that spills into the Hotel’s main entrance and lobby and out onto a garden patio. Beverage Manager Hadi Ktiri’s inventive drinks menu is stirred, shaken, muddled and poured beneath the jaw-dropping 15,000-piece light and glass installation that gives the bar its name, while live music is offered year-round, showcasing some of New Orleans’ most talented artists.
The atmosphere extends further into Miss River, a “love letter to Louisiana” presented by acclaimed New Orleans Chef Alon Shaya on the lobby level. The ingredient-driven menu offers fresh takes on New Orleans classics with bold and familiar flavours and impeccable preparation. Guests can look forward to the lush duck and andouille gumbo, the show-stopping salt-crusted Gulf red snapper, a clay pot presentation of local favourite “dirty” rice, and a whole carved buttermilk fried chicken designed for sharing in the dramatic settings indoors and outdoors designed by Alexander Waterworth Interiors. Chef Shaya has also conceived the shareable bites menu at Chandelier Bar.
Award-winning chef, Donald Link, is honouring his Louisiana heritage in his newest concept, Chemin a la Mer. Exemplifying its meaning—“pathway to the sea”—the enticing menu of steaks and seafood is a perfect combination of local fare executed with French techniques, set against panoramic views of the Mississippi. Not to be missed is the grand oyster bar, a New Orleans tradition taken in exciting new directions under Chef Link’s expert eye.
A total of 341 beautifully appointed rooms and suites designed by Bill Rooney Studio offer accommodation options suited to each guest’s purpose in the city. Rooms have a light and airy feel, with a palette of clean whites and pale greys accentuated with white-washed oak furnishings, textured fabrics and wall treatments and, above every bed, a striking tri-panel plaster relief depicting South’s signature scent, the magnolia.
The hotel also boasts its crescent-shaped rooftop swimming pool surrounded by inviting lounge chairs, four private cabanas and Mississippi River views; a 24/7 fitness centre conceived by Harley Pasternak; and The Spa, where Spa Director Toni Sullivan’s team of highly trained therapists will customise treatments to get guests looking good and feeling good.
Complementing the world-class design throughout the Hotel is a carefully-curated art collection featuring local artists and those inspired by the city. Set within indoor and outdoor observation decks on the Hotel’s 33rd and 34th floors is a state-of-the-art cultural exhibit designed to honour, celebrate and share stories of the diverse cultures that converged to create the magic that is New Orleans.
With 29,000 square feet (2,700 square metres) of stunning event spaces, Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans is already emerging as the city’s preferred address for weddings, society galas and business functions. Modern river view ballrooms with no pillars or other obstructions offer a beautiful setting for grand celebrations, while open-air venues include a lovely Event Garden and the sky-high Observation Deck with panoramic views in all directions.
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