Royal Sonesta New Orleans Completes Significant Renovation

NEW ORLEANS – Royal Sonesta New Orleans, located at 300 Bourbon St., announced the completion of a major renovation to its guest rooms and suites throughout the entire property.

         Reps said their iconic luxury hotel continues to be a hub of top-tier jazz, vibrant night life and refined southern appeal all under one roof. They said the Royal Sonesta New Orleans experience is now even more distinguished with 483 newly reimagined rooms, including 36 suites, welcoming both visiting and local guests with unique charm and luxury.

         In addition to its guest room floors, other spaces throughout the property also underwent renovation:

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• The entrance to the hotel is adorned with elegant furnishings, warm colors and alluring artwork, maintaining the classic grandeur for which the hotel is known.

• The property also houses a new 24-hour fitness center, offering free weights and state-of-the-art exercise equipment.

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• The hotel’s R Club Level has expanded from 29 to 58 rooms and features a new R Club lounge, bringing an added layer of luxury for guests seeking an elevated level of personalized concierge service and amenities.


         “We’re proud to unveil our newly redesigned guest rooms and suites, along with our other modernized amenities,” said General Manager Al Groos. “We began this extensive endeavor last year, and it is a testament to our commitment to provide guests with uncompromising hospitality. In 2016, there will be further evolution as our hotel continues to transform in even more meaningful ways. As the VIP box seat to a true New Orleans experience, Royal Sonesta New Orleans offers the best of this city and its melting-pot culture, all under one roof.”

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         In 2015, Sonesta International Hotels Corporation announced details of an over $250 million investment made in upgrades and redesigns to its U.S. collection, which aim to deliver a guest experience centered on providing more than just a place to stay. The significant renovation of Royal Sonesta New Orleans, one of the brand’s flagship hotels, expands on Sonesta’s dedication to providing a diverse and distinctive portfolio. 

         “We’re thrilled to unveil our reimagined Royal Sonesta New Orleans,” said Sonesta International Hotels Corporation President and CEO Carlos Flores. “This is an iconic Sonesta property with its prime location in the French Quarter, and we know our guests will enjoy an even higher level of comfort and service as a result of these upgrades, which truly bring the spirit of New Orleans to the forefront of the experience.”

         The renovations are a culmination of enhancements that began with the reimagining of the hotel’s casual restaurant, Desire Oyster Bar. The venue’s interior redesign tastefully blends the property’s classically original, iconic aesthetics with modern elements, including decorative iron grillwork, oversized windows, an antique mirror, tin ceiling and black and white checkered floors.

         Most recently, Royal Sonesta New Orleans was recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Hotels list, ranking in the top 10 Best New Orleans Hotels, as well as Best Louisiana Hotels, and #1 among the Sonesta properties included in the 2016 rankings.

         The hotel is home to several dining and entertainment venues, including Restaurant R’evolution, Bar R’evolution, Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Desire Oyster Bar, Le Booze and PJ’s Coffee Café.

         In addition to world-class amenities, Royal Sonesta New Orleans offers 20,000 square feet of meeting and special event space.

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