Devastated by Hurricane Katrina, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans will welcome a new day in late 2011. Positioned next to the Louisiana Superdome and New Orleans Arena, the hotel will be the first major hospitality project to open in New Orleans in more than a decade. (To say it is highly anticipated, may be an understatement.)
Hyatt Regency New Orleans will debut with close to 1,200 guestrooms including 53 suites. Each will offer pillow-top Hyatt Grand Beds™ draped in down comforters, bedside iHome clock/radios, natural stone bathrooms and mini-refrigerators.
Whether you’re a night owl or an early bird, a 24-hour fitness center will allow you to workout at a time that’s convenient for you. Positioned on the top floor of the hotel, the facility will offer great views of the city below. A heated outdoor pool will also offer guests the ability to swim year-round.
When hunger strikes, two restaurants (including one to be helmed by an as-yet-unnamed celebrity chef), a 24-hour “market” (with grab-and-go options made fresh daily), two bars and a Starbucks will be steps away to sate your needs.
When its time for work, business travelers will find in-room work stations equipped with wireless Internet capabilities, dual phone lines and 42-inch flat-screen televisions. Hyatt Express kiosks also make check-in a snap.
Beyond their rooms, convention-goers will enjoy more than 200,000 square feet of meeting space, double what was previously offered. Here’s how it will breakdown, by the numbers:
- 80,000 sq. ft. exhibition space
- Two 25,000 sq. ft. ballrooms (including one with a glass front)
- 60 banquet/meeting rooms
- 15 executive level meeting rooms (designed specifically for small groups and on a floor of their own, these rooms will offer 300 to 1,080 sq. ft. of flexible space, built-in A/V systems and dedicated concierge services)
- 6 boardrooms
- 1 FedEx office
On-site services also will be offered by Swank Audio Visual, Freeman Decorating and Kuoni Destination Management (formerly TBA Global).
Hyatt Regency New Orleans’ many dining options will include a wide range of choices for planners from private and semi-private rooms to a mysterious yet intriguing “party tent.” Private and semi-private lounge spaces also will be available for networking events.
The hotel is within walking distance of the Morial Convention Center, the city’s new Medical District and the French Quarter. The under-construction Loyola Avenue streetcar line will add new transportation options when it comes online in 2012.
Group bookings to be accepted beginning January 2012. For more information, call (504) 561-1234, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Hyatt Regency New Orleans online.