Renaissance Arts Hotel, New Orleans


JW Marriott created a hotel chain which provides some of the top hotels in the world. In New Orleans there are four hotels with the Marriott name. The Renaissance Arts Hotel is located on Tchoupitoulas Street near the Warehouse District. The building was built in 1910 leaving it to be brick in construction on the outside. The location of the hotel also puts it at the Riverfront near the New Orleans Convention Center and Arts District, hence the name.

The hotel interior presents a contemporary design. There is an Arthur Roger Gallery Project on the first floor of the hotel. The numerous floors provide 217 rooms and suites. There are 7 suites. The suites have large windows overlooking downtown New Orleans. The rooms have Bath and Body Works products in the baths along with bathrobes and hair dryers. The accommodations also provide high speed internet, air conditioning, bottled water for free, coffee maker, cribs on request, and cable TV. The bed linen has a high cotton thread count and is complete with a down comforter. Business amenities in suite include phone features, wired internet, and a writing desk.

Outside of the guest rooms there are business amenities to take advantage of. There is 5,000 square feet of meeting rooms at the hotel. In that space there are nine meeting rooms. There is one concierge level with ATM, turndown service, foreign exchange, laundry, room service, and safe deposit boxes available. Business services include copy, fax, messenger, secretary and translator options.

Pets, unless service pets, are not allowed. The hotel is a smoke free place. For recreation there is a rooftop swimming pool, with a fitness center. Golfing and spa days can be arranged by the hotel for those inclined. There are also reservations that the hotel can make at a beauty place nearby the hotel.

At the Renaissance Arts Hotel there is only one restaurant. This restaurant has seafood as its cuisine. It is known for its Creole bent. Chef Chuck Subra Jr. runs the Oyster Bar. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with alfresco dining and picture windows just off the lobby. The dress code is casual. If seafood is not an interest for guests there are restaurants within walking distance of the hotel such as 5 Fifty 5. This dining place has continental food like Lobster, Macaroni and Cheese to Jumbo Scallops and white bean salad. The Bourbon House, Arnauds, and Cochon are all very close to the hotel as well.

Being near the French Quarter guests have a number of attractions to visit, from the Convention Center to the Audubon quartet. The Audubon quartet is an IMAX theater, Zoo, Aquarium, and Insectarium. There are also riverboat cruises, casinos, art museums, and much more to visit. The Jazz clubs are within walking distance of the hotel as are the art locations. Visiting New Orleans may require advanced reservations for the Renaissance Arts Hotel depending on the season, due to the many New Orleans festivals like Mardi Gras.

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