New Orleans Louisiana was settled by the French. For this very reason the city is alive with French culture. Many of the historical buildings of the city have French colonial or provincial decor. Other buildings are significantly based on European architecture. The Prince Conti Hotel is one place which has a French design. The building is brick with wrought iron balcony. The interior is the same European style with four poster beds, wood furniture, marble, and other wood structures. The building dates to the 19th century. Part of the hotel is the 1830's Italian townhouse, the Valentino Conti House. The hotel has 76 guest rooms on three floors.
It is located near the French Quarter just a few steps from Bourbon Street. The front of the building has a signature carriageway leading into an elegant lobby. Of the 76 rooms there are 3 suites. The suites for corporate guests are on the ground floor where business meetings can take place. Other rooms vary in size of beds. Amenities at the hotel in suite and out include 24 hour concierge service, bell service, valet parking, and newspaper service. The rooms have coffeemakers, internet access, voicemail, and in suite toiletries. All the guest rooms are non smoking, and pets are not allowed.
Located at the hotel are the Bombay Club Restaurant and Martini Bistro. Breakfast is continental and complimentary. The Bombay Club has Creole cuisine along with New Orleans dishes. BBQ, Shrimp, Duck Duet, and Filet Mignon are top entrees on the menu. The bar has 125 variations of malt, port, bourbon, and cigars. The bar is casual with jazz and cabaret performers. Also at the hotel is Ms. D's Cafe for coffee and breakfast. Dinner at the Bombay can begin at 5:30pm to 10:30pm. There are also late night dining hours. The dress for the club is upscale with dinner jackets.
The Prince Conti Hotel is nicely located in New Orleans for attractions. Royal Street, St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, the French Market, Mississippi River, and Canal Street can be reached from the hotel. There are also shopping places, nightlife, and other restaurants which can be reached from the hotel.
New Orleans has a trolley system for public transportation. It helps tourists move around the city, especially the French Quarter. Other activities available include the Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Zoo, and IMAX Theater.
New Orleans is divided into districts. These districts present many opportunities for visitors. The Old Warehouse District is now considered the Art District. It used to be a place for import and export. Several of the buildings in this area are considered historical structures, presenting tourists with architectural designs to visit. At the Art District many of the local artists have their own galleries where they sell their fine artwork.
For sports enthusiasts there is the New Orleans Super Dome. The Super Dome is where the major league sports teams practice and play. For tourists New Orleans presents a number of educational and cultural experiences.
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