C rowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts Adds New Orleans Property

The 515 room Astor Crowne Plaza - New Orleans joins the upscale hotel portfolio of Six Continents Hotels following a complete transformation of the early 1900’s Astor Hotel. One of 10 Crowne Plaza hotels to open this year, the hotel is located at the gate of the famous French Quarter on the corner of Bourbon and Canal Streets, within the original façade of the Astor Hotel.

Surrounded by historic buildings, the extraordinary property incorporates granite and marble to complement the wrought-iron chandeliers and French Quarter patio atmosphere. While the hotel is a modern facility, it portrays New Orleans flavor and old-world charm.

The hotel hosts Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House Restaurant, owned by the Brennan family, the famous New Orleans restaurateurs. The restaurant’s upscale dining menu offers New Orleans seafood and continental cuisine.

Guest room amenities include: voice mail, coffee maker, hair dryer, in-room safe, make-up mirror, data ports, iron and ironing board, and desk with ergonomic chair. The Astor Crowne Plaza - New Orleans also offers a 24-hour reception desk, express checkout, fitness center, concierge, business center, valet parking, complimentary newspaper, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool and whirlpool. The hotel’s second floor mezzanine level offers a variety of meeting rooms, ideal for smaller gatherings to groups of up to 150. Two ballrooms with exterior balconies overlooking Canal and Bourbon Streets each accommodate up to 500 guests at one time, and are available for meetings and food and beverage functions. Same-day laundry service, a gift shop and future retail shopping also will be available.

The Astor Crowne Plaza - New Orleans provides the perfect venue for both business and leisure travelers whether attending meetings, looking for a weekend getaway or sightseeing.

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Located in the French Quarter on Bourbon Street, the Astor Crowne Plaza - New Orleans is within walking distance to a variety of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues including the Superdome, Ernest Morial Convention Center, Aquarium of the Americas, Harrah’s Casino and riverboat tours. The hotel is 15 minutes from Louisiana plantations, swamp tours and Lake Pontchartrain. For reservations at Crowne Plaza properties, visit www.crowneplaza.com or call 1-800-2CROWNE.

As part of the Six Continents Hotels (formerly Bass Hotels & Resorts) global portfolio, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts offers upscale accommodations at a good value, at more than 165 hotels in 40 countries, with more than 48,000 guestrooms in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations worldwide.

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