Last year's tricentennial not only celebrated the longevity and traditions of New Orleans, but sparked the idea for a multi-million dollar renovation to one of the city's iconic hotels. The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans will debut all new rooms, suites, and an updated spa by the year's end.
The "Redeux" (renovation) is meant to invigorate the property and the luxury hotel experience. The 4-star hotel, which boasts 527 rooms and the largest spa in the city, will still contain the essence of New Orleans at every turn. The rooms will receive more modern touches (wireless phone chargers for example), but the most noticeable change will be the new room colorways.
"Our Executive Suites will now feature sky blue and orchid smoke hues, while Deluxe Rooms will receive a palate of ruby and slate," explained Jim Oliver, the hotel's general manager. "All enhancements will prioritize the needs of the modern traveler while reflecting our colorful and vibrant destination."
Guests will still have access to the spa (currently offering an abbreviated menu) as well as the Davenport Lounge, where Grammy-award winning Jeremy Davenport performs Wednesday through Sunday. The Lounge will also receive a refresh, which is scheduled to only take one week for completion.
Olivier says the hotel is particularly looking forward to the reactions of returning guests and those experiencing the refuge for the first time. "A hotel is where people celebrate weddings and birthdays, milestone events," he told Adore. "I love to think of all the happy memories yet to be made in our new, beautiful spaces."
So whether you find yourself at the Canal Street property for a massage or a cocktail, be on the lookout for fresh changes throughout.