Le Méridien New Orleans
A favorite French hotel brand makes itself right at home in N’Awlins.
A massive $29 million renovation transformed the former W New Orleans into Le Meridien with a skillful mélange of European style and modern culture. Accommodations include 410 rooms and 22 suites offering attractive features like soothing earth-toned décor, luxury beds and linens, chaise lounges, 55-inch televisions, refrigerators and sweeping Mississippi River or city views. Le Meridien sets the tone for a contemporary experience from the moment guests step inside; the redefined lobby does double duty as a gathering spot furnished with artwork, coffee service, a sparkling wine program in the evenings, and even a curated music soundtrack. On-site dining opportunities cover a range of options from upscale fine fare to casual quick snacks and 24-hour room service. A rooftop pool invites guests to refresh with a cool dip and a unique vantage point for the bustling streets below. A modern fitness center stays open 24 hours a day, and for an added dose of culture, guests receive complimentary passes to the Contemporary Arts Center, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art.