The Sheraton Hotel chain is widely known in the United States. The chain began in 1937 with the first hotel in Springfield Massachusetts. Ernest Henderson and Robert Moore purchased the property, and then two years later they began to expand throughout New England. After the first ten years Sheraton had locations from New England on down the coast to Florida. In 1949 they opened a hotel in Canada. In the 80's they expanded to foreign countries. Today they have other brands of hotels out there such as the St. Regis brand and Westin Hotels. The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel has been around for a few decades now and it makes a prime location for business or vacation travelers.
The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel has 1110 guest rooms and suites. Many of the rooms overlook the Mississippi River or the French Quarter. Each room has a Sweet Sleeper bed for comfort. The hotel is contemporary in its design with a massive structure, soft colored walls, and red comforters. The lobby was built with wood for the reservation desks, with a darkened atmosphere. Wood furniture can be found throughout the hotel, along with mood lighting.
In suite there is cable TV, video game options, hairdryers, wake up services, air conditioning, cribs on request, and iron and ironing boards. Business travelers can find voicemail, high speed internet, data ports and telephones. There is also room service and a coffee maker. Depending on the type of room booked there are other amenities to take advantage of such as sofa beds, rollaway beds, and connecting rooms.
Like all hotels the Sheraton supplies a number of meeting rooms for business guests in need of a conference place. Telecommunications can be supplied, with wireless internet, and secretarial services. The hotel has a club lounge for those looking to relax. It also has an outdoor pool with covered seating as well as sun chairs. A fitness facility is onsite.
There are three locations at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel to find food. Starbucks is open all day serving coffee and pastries. The Roux Bistro is a casual dining restaurant open for all meals. They have New Orleans fare with Chef Chris Brown. The last location for a meal is the Pelican Bar. It is open for lunch until 2am. It is a great place to get a drink or have a bite to eat. The dress code is casual.
Outside of the hotel are numerous places to eat. It is possible to walk to many of these restaurants like Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse or an Oyster bar. There are Jazz clubs, night clubs, and art galleries near the hotel. Shopping in the French Quarter opens up a plethora of choices no matter what one hopes to find. Other attractions include riverboat rides, casinos, festivals, and museums. The Audubon Aquarium, Zoo, and Insectarium present a great place to take kids as well as adults.
The hotel supplies transportation from the airport, but it is 30 to 45 minutes away. The transportation is not free, but available.