Contemporary luxury in a prime location.
The deep-red, polished-marble exterior of the InterContinental dominates the corner of Poydras Street and St. Charles Avenue. The second-floor lobby, reached by escalator, is thoroughly contemporary, with modern paintings by some of New Orleans' most prominent artists. The amenities include a fifteenth-story pool, gym, elegant hair-nail-massage salon and two restaurants: the casual, ground-floor Pete's Pub and the Veranda, with a lush and dramatic glass-topped dining area filled with tropical greenery. The 482 guest rooms and the 600- to 3,000-square-foot suites are luxurious. All are large and well-designed, and some have four-poster beds. Each features Wi-Fi and a miniature TV in the vanity area, and many have balconies with views of St. Charles Avenue and its quaint streetcars. There are also 23 rooms and one suite equipped for disabled guests. Members of the staff are multilingual. A notable feature of this property is its position on a major parade route during Carnival, when guests can view the processions from a huge, second-floor ballroom.