NEW ORLEANS, La. – New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District has unveiled its multi-phased renovation that includes new public spaces, meeting spaces, and guest rooms.
The transformation is part of the continued reinvention of Marriott Hotels, one of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 hotel brands.
“We want our guests to experience forward-thinking, aesthetically pleasing spaces that help foster their inventive nature and allow them to get into their best headspace for success,” says Joseph Blanchek, hotel general manager. “Our hotel redesign preserves the historic personality of our storied neighborhood while presenting contemporary, modern upgrades to meet the evolving needs of today’s travelers.”
A total of 21 renovated meeting and event spaces offer planners more than 24,000 square feet of flexible space across from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Pre-function spaces include communal tables for attendees to plug in or network between meetings. Two reimagined ballrooms, housed within a 200-year-old historic warehouse, are adjoined to the modern hotel.
“With exposed brick walls and stunning crystal chandeliers, the ballrooms present an industrial, yet sophisticated and elegant ambiance for social gatherings and weddings,” hotel officials state in a media release.
The hotel’s former concierge lounge on the third floor has been converted into an additional spacious Presidential Suite featuring a lounge area with contemporary furniture including a sectional sofa and a dining table with seating for eight. The suite, which connects to a king guest room, opens to a private courtyard suitable for small weddings, social events, and corporate gatherings.
With the renovation, New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District transformed the lobby into the Marriott Hotels’ Greatroom–a hub of the hotel serving as a social gathering place, complemented by décor tying in the history of the local neighborhood. The area’s central bar offers a wide selection of premium spirits and fine wines.
The hotel also features a brand-new M Club, an exclusive area available to Elite and Club paying members with perks including a range of complimentary food and beverage options featuring hot breakfast, evening drinks, and hors d’oeuvres as well as premium beverages throughout the day. The M Club will offer a collection of snacks and beverages served at various points during the day. Accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the M Club offers free Wi-Fi, printing, and power supplies for business travelers.
Hotel officials are also donating a portion of proceeds from all reservations made during prime festival season, April 1 to May 8, 2022, for stays through Sept. 30, 2022, to the New Orleans Musician’s Clinic, a local non-profit organization providing comprehensive medical care and social services to local musicians, performing artists, cultural workers, and tradition bearers and their families.
New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District will participate in Marriott Bonvoy–the travel program from Marriott International allowing members to earn and redeem points for their stay at the new hotel.