Featuring an avant-garde Living Room of a lobby and upgraded guest rooms.
The renovated W in the French Quarter marries urban chic with traditional Vieux Carré architecture in a stellar location --- the best of all worlds. Spacious rooms done in jazz or tarot themes are decked out with bold art and niceties like Bliss spa products and uber comfy bedding. Accommodations are fully wired for computer and fax use, and standard furnishings include CD players, cable TV and coffee makers. Ask for a room facing the courtyard and central pool, which offers a chill lounge scene. The view is lovely and you're removed from the busy traffic on Chartres Street. Sophisticated barflies will want to sit a spell at the bar at SoBou, where bar chef/alchemist Abigail Gullo concocts brilliant craft cocktails using fresh herbs, tinctures and homemade bitters. This experience paves the way to the dramatically lit dining room for chef Juan Carlos Gonzalez’ playful menu of modern Creole bites such as airy cracklings with pimento cheese fondue and smoky baby back ribs served with a side of sweet and spicy ghost pepper cotton candy.