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  • Brigette Folse | April 22, 2016 3:00 PM ET

    Spring Marks Big Easy’s Peak Season

    Spring Marks Big Easy’s Peak Season

    PHOTO: A balcony room overlooking Bourbon St. at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans (Courtesy Royal Sonesta New Orleans)

    With festivals, food and warmer weather on its menu, spring is a peak travel season for New Orleans and the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

    In fact, experienced travelers know that some of the city’s biggest fun takes place after Mardi Gras, with the one-of-a-kind French Quarter Festival and the world-famous Jazz & Heritage Festival kicking off in April and May.

    Royal Sonesta New Orleans gives travelers a first-class seat to the celebration with its Spring Stays Package, offered across all Sonesta properties, and featuring special room rates for a limited time throughout the season. With Spring Stays, guests enjoy a discounted rate in the most luxurious accommodations, right in the heart of the incomparable French Quarter.

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    The hotel’s recently completed renovations also add to this year’s excitement. The remodeled R Club Level features 58 king guest rooms with luxury amenities like walk-in showers, private balconies overlooking the revelry of the French Quarter below and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet. The R Club Level also provides a superior level of personalized services, including special concierge service and access to a separate club-level lounge that offers a full hot breakfast, an evening cocktail reception and all-day beverage service.

    Of course, all that is in addition to Royal Sonesta New Orleans’ hub of world-class jazz, fine dining, entertainment and vibrant nightlife under one roof. Restaurant R’evolution is the hotel’s award-winning eatery under the direction of renowned chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto, while guests can also enjoy live performances from many of New Orleans’ legendary jazz artists at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse.

    The 2016 spring season is lining up to be one of the Big Easy’s best in years, so make plans now for your visit. Click here for information on booking your Spring Stay with the hotel that sets the standard for luxury and hospitality, Royal Sonesta New Orleans. And to get a head start on booking your ultimate summer travel experience, with rates starting at only $159 per night, check out Royal Sonesta New Orleans’ French Quarter Fling package here


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Brigette Folse Sonesta in the NOLA

Brigette Folse Brigette T. Folse is responsible for the leadership, effectiveness and productivity of the Royal Sonesta New Orleans’ sales organization. Folse has over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry that includes overseeing several major hotel openings. Before joining the Royal Sonesta New Orleans, Folse served as the associate director of sales for the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. While at Loews Hotels, Folse served as associate director of sales at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort & Spa in San Diego and as the national sales manager for the opening of Loews New Orleans. Folse has held additional managerial positions at both the J.W. Marriott and Hotel Monaco in New Orleans.
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