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Royal Sonesta New Orleans Completes Significant Renovation

Hotel & Resort | Royal Sonesta New Orleans | April 07, 2016

Royal Sonesta New Orleans Completes Significant Renovation

WHY IT RATES: Already one of the great hotels in the city, the Royal Sonesta just gave itself an upgrade with the renovations. You can’t get more in the heart of the French Quarter than this. – Rich Thomaselli, TravelPulse Senior Editor

PHOTO: The Royal Sonesta New Orleans (Courtesy Royal Sonesta)

Sonesta has announced the completion of the renovation to the iconic Royal Sonesta New Orleans.

Long a favored hotel in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, Royal Sonesta New Orleans is a hub of authentic jazz, vibrant night life and refined southern design all under one roof. And now, the guest experience is even more refined with 483 newly reimagined rooms, including 36 suites, welcoming guests with charm and luxury on the famed Bourbon Street.

In addition to guest rooms, other public spaces also underwent renovation. Upon entrance to the hotel, guests will find that while it maintains the same grandeur as before, it is now adorned throughout with elegant furnishings, warm colors and delightful artwork. A new fitness center is well equipped with free weights and state of the art equipment. Guests looking for an added level of luxury will find just that in the hotel’s R Club Level, which has been expanded from 29 to 58 rooms and features a new R Club lounge, for the guest that is looking for an elevated level of personalized service and amenities. 

READ MORE: Desire Oyster Bar is Must-Visit on Any New Orleans Trip

In 2015, Sonesta announced details of an over $250 million investment made in upgrades and redesigns to the U.S. collection – across the extended stay and full service brands – which aim to deliver a reimagined guest experience that is centered on a commitment to provide more than just a place to stay. The completion of the reimagined Royal Sonesta New Orleans, one of the brand’s flagship hotels, expands on this Sonesta dedication to providing a diverse and distinctive portfolio; just as individual as its guests.

“We’re thrilled to unveil our reimagined Royal Sonesta New Orleans,” said Carlos Flores, President and CEO, Sonesta International Hotels Corporation. “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.”

These hotel renovations are the culmination of enhancements that began with the re-imagining of Desire Oyster Bar, the hotel’s casual restaurant on world-famous Bourbon Street. The interior redesign tastefully blends the property’s original, iconic aesthetics with modern elements, including decorative iron grillwork, oversized windows, an antique mirror, tin ceiling and black and white checkered floors.

READ MORE: A New Level of Luxury: The R Club at Royal Sonesta New Orleans

The Royal Sonesta New Orleans features other exciting local venues all under its roof which also complement these new additions, including: Restaurant R’evolution, the award-winning innovative eatery of modern-style Cajun and Creole cuisine under the guidance of Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto; Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, where the city’s and the nation’s legendary musicians jam daily; and  Le Booze, “the” whiskey destination on Bourbon Street.

There is no typical Sonesta. Each full service property is generously appointed with locally inspired design, food and beverage. At Royal Sonesta New Orleans, traditional gabled windows, rich colors and linens accented with fresh flowers, wrought-iron balconies, and a lush courtyard combine to create more than just a place to stay in New Orleans. Indeed, any guest of this landmark hotel will tell you that staying here is truly an experience unlike any other.

With 483 newly appointed rooms, including 36 suites, the luxurious hotel is one of nearly 70 properties within Sonesta. For more information, visit or call 504-586-0300.

SOURCE: Royal Sonesta press release

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