Fairmont New Orleans
||AAA Four-Diamond Award: 2000 Pinnacle Award, Successful Meetings Magazine
- First as the Grunewald, then as The Roosevelt and now The Fairmont New Orleans, the legendary hotel has created an enduring tradition of hospitality in New Orleans. The tradition began in 1893, when the Grunewald Hotel, a 200-room, six-story hotel named for owner Louis Grunewald, opened on Baronne Street near the fabled French Quarter. Grunewald added a 400-room, 14-story annex in 1908, now the hotel's main entrance. He also opened what is believed to be America's first nightclub. Called The Cave, this subterranean supper club featured waterfalls, stalactites and chorus girls dancing to Dixieland jazz. The hotel was later sold to a syndicate of New Orleans business leaders who renamed the hotel The Roosevelt in honour of Theodore Roosevelt. During this period, the hotel acquired the rights to the Ramos Gin Fizz, as well as the Sazerac Cocktail, a creation of The Fairmont New Orleans' Sazerac Restaurant and Bar. During its reign as The Roosevelt, the hotel flourished under the leadership of owner and general manager, Seymour Weiss. Weiss was an elegant Cajun who became friends with famed politician Huey P. Long. Long established his campaign headquarters in the hotel and moved in shortly after winning the election. Governor Long spent so much time at the hotel, Louisiana lore has it that he even built a 90-mile highway directly from the state capital in Baton Rouge to The Roosevelt. Even today, a right turn upon leaving the hotel will put you on Highway 61 straight to Baton Rouge. The Roosevelt became known as The Fairmont New Orleans in 1965. The Fairmont New Orleans continued the tradition of a grand hotel, pampering its guests with gracious hospitality. Adding to its already colourful history, the hotel served as the inspiration for Arthur Hailey's best-selling novel Hotel. Employees at the hotel during that era remembered Hailey taking copious notes throughout the hotel and could even identify some of the characters written about in the novel.
||Standard rooms are cozy rooms that have all been recently renovated. Beds: 1 Double bed Size: approx. 250 sq. ft. View: Interior courtyard / partial city (buildings & hotels)
|Fairmont Room (formerly known as Traditional Room):
||Slightly smaller than our Fairmont Deluxe rooms Marble topped writing desks and lounge tables and chairs Beds: 1 King, 1 Queen or 2 Doubles Size: Approximately 375 sq. ft. View: Interior courtyard / partial city (buildings & hotels)
|Fairmont Deluxe Room:
||These rooms are our premiere rooms and largest guestrooms These rooms feature a lounge table with 2 sitting chairs and antique armoires with matching beds and night table. Beds: 2 Queens Size: Approximately 390 to 435 square feet View: partial city view (buildings & hotels)
|New Orleans Premier:
||Formerly known as Executive Suites -1 King bed or 1 Queen bed (17 in total) -Separate parlour area and bedroom. -Parlour area has a small sitting area with sofa, overstuffed chairs - no room for rollaway -Beds: 1 Queen or 1 King -Size: Approximately 525 sq. ft. -View: Interior courtyard & city (mostly buildings) Formerly known as Junior Suites -2 Queen Beds -Open Concept room with bed and sitting area all in one large room -Beds: 2 Queens -Size: Approximately 440 sq. ft. -View: Interior courtyard & city (mostly buildings)
||Features separate sitting area with overstuffed chairs. Bedroom has either 1 King bed or 1 Queen bed and clolevisions One large bathroom (off bedroom), with separate bathtub and shower stall. Marble top dining table with 4 chairs Space enough to host a small reception of about 15- 20 people. Connects: Can become a two bedroom suite by connecting with a Fairmont Deluxe room with two Queen beds or a Fairmont room with a Queen, King, or two Double beds. Location: They are located on every floor and in every area of the buildings. Beds: 1 King or 1 Queen Size: Range in size from 450 – 640 sq. ft View: Interior courtyard.
- Located on Baronne Street between Canal and Common Streets, one block from the French Quarter. Built in 1893, The Fairmont New Orleans is a magnificently restored hotel in the heart of the city's business district, and a short walk to the convention centre and thriving riverfront.
- Alarm Clock
- Baby Sitting
- Beauty Salon
- Business Center
- Concierge Level
- 24 Hour Front Desk
- Handicap Facilities
- Express Check Out
- Hairdryer In Room
- Mini Bar
- Modem Jack
- Meeting Facilities
- Non-Smoking Room
- Free Newspaper
- Small Pets Allowed
- Room Service
- Safe Deposit Box
- Cable TV
- From Moisant Intl Airport to Hotel: -From the airport, follow signs that lead to Interstate 10-East. -Once on I-10 East, travel through suburb of Metairie. -Follow all signs that lead to the New Orleans Business District, I-10 East. -Continue to follow Business District signs until one that says 1-10 East to Slidell. -Follow that sign to exit 234-B (on left) This is Poydras Street exit. -Go straight down Poydras. After eight traffic signals turn left on O'Keefe St. -Follow O'Keefe four blocks (it will turn into University Place. -Hotel is on right. Moisant International Airport Kenner, LA Tel: (504)464-0831 Distance to hotel: 13 miles Driving Time: 25-35 minutes Approximate cab fare: $21 two people Shuttle service from airport: Airport Shuttle every 5 minutes, $10 per person, one way
- East approach to the City: -Follow 1-10 East from Slidell into New Orleans. -Exit at 234 B Poydras/Superdome. -Follow Poydras to Eight Signal Lights to O'Keefe. -Turn Left. Hotel is located four blocks on right.
- West Approach to City: -Follow I-10 West. -Exit at 235 B Canal Street. -Turn Right on Canal, travel eight blocks. -Turn right on Baronne Street (back door of hotel is on right). -Turn right on Common and right on University Place. -Main entrance is on the right.
||Altanta, GA-approx 7hr45min driving: Houston, TX-approx 6hrs: Dallas, TX-approx 8hr45min: Little Rock, AR-approx 9hrs: Baton Rouge, LA-approx 1hr25min: Lafayette, LA-approx 2hrs15min.
||Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl Airport: 13mi/ Driving time approx 25-35min
||Hours of Operation Daily 11:00am to 10:30pm World-renowned historic bar featuring America's first cocktail, the Sazerac, along with the famous Ramos Gin Fizz, cocktails, wines and champagnes by the glass, light afternoon lunch and snacks / hors d'oeuvres.
|Points of Interest:
||Some fun things to do during your visit; all within either walking distance to the destination or points of origination. -Visit the Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Zoo -Shop at Royal Street's Antique Shops and Galleries -Take the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar through the Garden District and University Section -Take the Mississippi River Ferry and visit the Mardi Gras World Tour -Enjoy Beignets and a Café au Lait at Café Du Monde -Shop at The French Market and Flea Market -Enjoy the catholic mass at St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest Cathedral in North America (founded in 1720) -Visit the St. Louis cemetery on Esplanade Street -Visit the artists around Jackson Square -Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez -Visit the D-Day museum
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||24hrs prior except: 26-28Apr, 03-05May, 03-06Jul, 29-30Nov, 31Dec2002-02Jan2003 which is 45days prior to arrival.