The Omni Royal Crescent, New Orleans

The Omni Royal Crescent Hotel is located on Gravier Street. There are 43 Omni Hotels around the USA. The hotels are known for their luxurious designs and comfortable beds. There are also locations in Mexico and Canada. The hotel chain is privately owned with the headquarters in Texas. The family lived in New England in 1958 when they began the first hotel. The hotels grew and in 1983 there were three more locations. Since the early 80's the hotel franchise has expanded to Hong Kong and other countries. The New Orleans hotel was opened during the 80's when expansion into Georgia and Florida occurred.

The Omni Royal Crescent is located in the Arts District of the French Quarter. Museums, shopping, art galleries, and restaurants line the street for guests. The hotel has been set up in a boutique style and is a few blocks from Canal Street. Tourists can use the trolley system to get around most of the French Quarter especially on Canal or Bourbon Streets.

The hotel has 97 guest rooms and suites. These rooms were recently renovated due to the 2005 hurricane. There is no smoking in the hotel. The exterior of the hotel is brick with numerous windows. The interior has tan walls, with wood furniture and interesting art. It is a modern decor inside the hotel. The hotel rooms provide different sized beds depending on guest preferences. The King Suite is a Jacuzzi suite. Room features include plush robes, bath amenities, makeup mirror, satin hangers, custom made mattresses, floor to ceiling windows, turndown service, wet bar, coffeemaker, hair dryer, and alarm clock. The rooms do have wireless internet access, air conditioning, work desks, data ports, and television.

The lobby of the hotel is most ornate with huge columns, in ceiling lighting, wood front desk, and plants littering the room. The furniture is typical of the European style. Amenities at the hotel include business rooms, services, and a hot tub/ sundeck on the roof. There is a fitness facility as well. The hotel does not have a pool, but there are lakes, parks, and golf for recreation near the hotel.

Dining is available at the Omni Royal Crescent Hotel. Dress It is the restaurant name. It was recently opened, providing gourmet burgers. There are a number of ways to change a normal hamburger in the restaurant to something more. Soups, salads, crab cakes, and other menu items are also available. The restaurant is open for three meals a day closing at 9pm. The Art of Breakfast is another dining area presenting fruit, pastries, meats, and cheeses for the diner. Room service is available.

Omni Royal Crescent Hotel is in the Arts District. There is the National D-Day Museum, Children's Museum, La Petit Theater, Louisiana State Museum, and New Orleans Museum of Art close to the hotel. Other attractions include the French Quarter, St. Charles Avenue, Bourbon Street, and Jackson Square. Casinos, zoos, and aquariums can be visited by public transportation from the Omni Royal Crescent Hotel.

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