Wraps come off Four Seasons New Orleans

Historic World Trade Center on the Mississippi converted into luxury new hotel

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has opened its newest property globally this week on the banks of the Mississippi River in New Orleans.

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans is steps away from the historic French Quarter, the Warehouse Arts District and has direct access to the city’s streetcar line. For those travelling on business, the property’s location in the CBD and near the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is ideal.

The hotel is housed within a 34-storey tower that was previously New Orlean’s historic World Trade Center and International Trade Mart. It now features 341 luxurious rooms and suites designed by Bill Rooney Studio.

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“New Orleans is a destination that has long been on our wish list,” says Christian Clerc, President, Global Operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “We could not be more excited to introduce Four Seasons to this incredible community, and to share an authentic and memorable New Orleans experience with guests from near and far. The transformation of this truly iconic building is stunning, and serves as a wonderful addition to Four Seasons portfolio of exceptional properties.”

Four Seasons has partnered with acclaimed local chefs to introduce all-new restaurant concepts celebrating the South, as well as a spectacular lobby bar – all primed for celebration. Venues include the Chandelier Bar, Miss River, and the soon to open, Chemin a la Mer.

Complementing the world-class design throughout the Hotel is a carefully-curated art collection featuring local artists and those inspired by the city. Set within indoor and outdoor observation decks on the Hotel’s 33rd and 34th floors is a state-of-the-art cultural exhibit designed to honour, celebrate and share stories of the diverse cultures that converged to create the magic that is New Orleans.

Opening this fall, award-winning chef, Donald Link, is honouring his Louisiana heritage in his newest concept, Chemin a la Mer. Exemplifying its meaning – “pathway to the sea” – the enticing menu of steaks and seafood is a perfect combination of local fare executed with French techniques, set against panoramic views of the Mississippi. Not to be missed is the grand oyster bar, a New Orleans tradition taken in exciting new directions under Chef Link’s expert eye.

Later this year Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residence New Orleans will also open a rooftop swimming pool with private cabanas and Mississippi River views; a fitness centre and The Spa.

For more details, see fourseasons.com/neworleans/.

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