New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District unveiled today a multi-phased renovation that includes its transformed guest experience with new public spaces, meeting spaces and guest rooms, as a part of the continued reinvention of Marriott Hotels, the signature flag within Marriott Bonvoy's portfolio of 30 hotel brands. The design transformation provides a premium elevated experience that speaks to the needs of today's modern traveler.
The reimagined guest rooms offer a sleek and upgraded look complete with locally inspired accents that reflect the atmosphere of the trendy Warehouse Arts District. A functional work area provides flexibility to freely move and use technology wherever the guest desires. Hard surface flooring, chic seating areas, platform beds and contemporary furniture present a sophisticated style. Bathtubs have been replaced with deluxe walk-in showers in most guest rooms and spa-like lighting, marble vanities and rain showerheads provide a relaxed and upgraded bath experience. The hotel also converted its former concierge lounge on the third floor into an additional spacious Presidential Suite that features a lounge area with contemporary furniture including a sectional sofa and a dining table with seating for eight. The suite, which connects to a king guest room, opens to an intimate, private courtyard that's ideal for small weddings, social events, and corporate gatherings.
With the renovation, New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District transformed the lobby into the Marriott Hotels' Greatroom - a stylish hub of the hotel that serves as a social gathering place for both day and night, complemented by elegant décor that ties in the history of the local neighborhood. Artistic scenes of New Orleans, light-colored Herringbone wood floors, dark wooden beams and accents of teal, navy and gold provide sophisticated flair against a neutral backdrop. Professional artwork, hand selected by Kevin Barry Art Advisory, further defines the modern look and feel of the new design. Statement pieces include a selection of contemporary sculptures, mixed media panels, and bold prints. Clusters of lounge furniture and a central bar provide guests with ample space to relax, collaborate with colleagues or grab a night cap. The upscale bar, surrounded by 34 plush teal leather bar stools, sits underneath cascading orb lights, and offers a vast selection of premium spirits and fine wines.
Along with the Greatroom, New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District also features a brand-new M Club designed with a speakeasy vibe. Exposed brick, rich leather seating mixed with blue, green, and gold accents continue the sophisticated look found throughout the hotel. A brand signature, the exclusive area is available to Elite and Club paying members with perks including a range of complimentary food and beverage options featuring hot breakfast, evening drinks and hors d'oeuvres as well as premium beverages throughout the day. The M Club will showcase a collection of delicious snacks and beverages served at various points during the day. Accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the M Club will offer free wi-fi, printing and power supplies to ensure uninterrupted productivity for business travelers.
Meeting planners have a lot to celebrate with New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District's Next Gen Meeting Space, which is tailored to foster collaboration. A total of 21 renovated meeting and event spaces offer planners more than 24,000 square feet of flexible space across from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Pre-function spaces include communal tables for attendees to plug in or network between meetings. Two reimagined ballrooms, housed within a 200-year-old historic warehouse, are adjoined to the modern hotel. With exposed brick walls and stunning crystal chandeliers, the ballrooms present an industrial, yet sophisticated and elegant ambiance for social gatherings and weddings.