New Orleans, LA (February 11, 2015) – Located only 2 blocks from the iconic Bourbon Street in New Orleans, sits the boutique-feeling JW Marriott on Canal Street overlooking the trollies and lively party scene.
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With a $4.5 million hotel enhancement, the JW Marriott fills a newer footprint, originally opening in 1985 as a Le Meridian Hotel and finally brandishing the Marriott name in 2004. Walking in from Canal Street, the lobby is located just past a few shops and their only dining option The Canal Street Grill.
A welcoming library bar takes masculine cues utilizing leathers, blues and grays, matte metallic and dark woods. A quiet check-in station is spacious for a large groups coming and going. Clean updated architecture familiar to the JW Marriott brand is well represented.
Although Hurricane Katrina happened over 10 years ago, the feeling of unity through rebuilding remains strong. Employees are passionate and humble, and that just might be great hospitality training, there is an extra level of love for the Crescent City. In 2005, Mr. J.W. Marriott Jr. helped quickly establish a Marriott & Ritz-Carlton Disaster Relief Fund raising over $5.6 million for relief and support during Katrina, $139,00 for schools and $3 million for housing.
This 500 room hotel offers spacious, clean, and unique sized suites and guest rooms throughout the property. There is a presidential suite, and a few two-bedroom bi-level suites available. Ask for concierge lounge availability and get access to complimentary breakfast and snacks to start your day and charge up your evening.
The rooms are exceptional. Tidy and well-attended. When you leave for lunch, call the front desk for your “room to be refreshed,” it definitely eases your stay when you return to your room to plan your next move in the Big Easy.
There are 27 meetings rooms naturally lit and a 6,160-square-foot Ile de France Grand Ballroom overlooking Canal Street. Great for a traveling board meeting.
Make sure you always pack for the gym, it will be worth it and the heated outdoor pool will help you make it feel like a real vacation throughout the winter “gumbo” weather and those steamy summers.