Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) has announced the opening of Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter at the center of New Orleans’ world-famous historic district. Previously known as The Inn On Bourbon, the former Ramada property completed a multi-million dollar renovation prior to opening under the Four Points flag. Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter offers 186 comfortable and stylish guest rooms, more than 4,000 square feet of market-leading meeting facilities, an outdoor pool, 24 hour fitness and all the other amenities that have made Four Points a favorite with travelers worldwide.
“We are delighted to grow the Four Points brand in New Orleans with this excellent new option in the historic French Quarter,” said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President, Specialty Select Brands for Starwood. “At Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter, guests will travel the way they like, with genuine service, classic style and great rates – all in an unbeatable location.”
The hotel sits on the site of the original French Opera House, which opened in 1859 and reigned for many years as New Orleans’ cultural epicenter. It is walking distance to the city’s famous jazz clubs, historic French Market, St. Louis Cathedral, the Mercedes Benz Superdome, and countless shops, restaurants and bars. Guests can book balcony rooms either overlooking Bourbon Street or the quiet, elegant hotel courtyard.[member]
Cafe Opera, the hotel’s full-service restaurant, recently opened under the direction of French native and culinary master, Chef Philippe Andreani. Cafe Opera’s menu offers some of the area’s best continental and Creole cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
“We expect that Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter will maintain its long-held reputation as one of New Orleans’ most popular hotels,” said general manager Beth Ables. “With an exceptional revamp to join Four Points, we can connect with even more travelers, especially through Starwood’s game-changing loyalty program, Starwood Preferred Guest.”
Four Points opened its 150th hotel in 2010, solidifying its place as one of Starwood’s largest brands. Always an honest value, Four Points has great amenities like free bottled water, free Wi-Fi in public spaces, and free internet access in all guestrooms. A delicious breakfast with great coffee and refreshing, local beer with Best BrewsSM help guests to start and end the day right. Four Points gives travelers everything they need to be comfortable and productive on the road.[/member]