There are few ways to experience the Big Easy other than spending your time at the W New Orleans, at the heart of the action. Known the world over for its rich history in cuisine, music, and of course the notorious night life, New Orleans is the destination for an exciting getaway no one will soon forget.
The W New Orleans location is one of the property’s highlights, putting you just a walk from the river, the beautiful and lively French Quarter and some of the city’s most legendary restaurants. You are within reach of everything and anything you could possibly seek to create your perfect vacation.
For those eager to experience the historical side of New Orleans, the hotel is located near many of the areas best museums, almost all less than a mile from the hotel. From the Contemporary Arts Center to the Mardi Gras Museum, you’ll be sure to get a true sight of the area’s rich background. For those looking for an active stay, the W New Orleans is seemingly surrounded by fantastic golf courses and country clubs, not to mention Harrah’s Casino, of course, just .1 miles from the hotel. The area is family friendly as well, with the incredible Audubon Park and Zoological Gardens, Aquarium of the Americas, and Cypress Swamp Tours.
From custom-made furniture to silky, 350-thread count linens, the W New Orleans’ accommodations focus on creating an effortless, comforting space, perfect for a completely comfortable stay away from home. With panoramic views of the city and the river, you’ll be experiencing Louisiana even from the comfort of your robe and slippers. And with over 10,000 square feet of cutting-edge meeting facilities both creative in approach and design, work will feel more like play. True to all of the notable W properties, the W New Orleans has thought of everything your stay could possibly require, including iPod accessory rental – because what is more frustrating than bringing your music, but forgetting the charger at home?
While your surroundings are all equally enticing, and you won’t know what area of the city to tackle first, the taste of the trip that won’t leave your mouth is sure to be the unmistakable cuisine of New Orleans. Head to Zoe, the property’s outstanding restaurant, for tapas or “little plates”, which encourage you to try several dishes. And because of the menu’s diverse array of cultural inspirations, your meal will travel all over the coast, featuring the Gulf Coast’s famous indigenous ingredients as well as rich extras like truffles and lavender. Afterwards, relax in the warm environment of Whiskey Blue and enjoy a cocktail after your meal, or start off your night with drinks at the lounge before hitting the town for a night out.
But, of course, no trip to a W would be complete without indulging in one of their luxurious spa treatments. The perfect companion to a busy day in the city is an in-room deep tissue massage, or relaxing aromatherapy after a large business gathering.
What makes W hotels ideal for a stay in any city is their capacity to prepare for any type of stay you could be looking for. The active traveler who likes to stay connected can hit the gym in the Sweat Fitness Center in the morning, the business center for a meeting in the afternoon, and then sojourn to Whiskey Blue in the evening after a client dinner and check some end-of-the-day emails on the lounge’s WiFi. Or the relaxing couple can tour the French Quarter and a trip to the Contemporary Art Museum while the adventure-seeking family can spend the day at New Orleans’ truly outstanding aquarium. They have placed themselves in the center of it all, and offered you everything you’ll need and more to make for the perfect getaway. That is what will keep you returning to one of the most exciting cities in the country again and again.