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Marriott New Orleans Opens its Doors

Marriott International, Inc.announced today the opening of the Marriott New Orleans at the
Convention Center. Just steps away from the Morial Convention Center, the 331-
room property is located in the heart of New Orleans’ Arts/Warehouse District
and will operate as a Marriott managed hotel owned by High Cotton Ventures,
LLC.“We have combined the history and hospitality of New Orleans with
Marriott’s legendary service to create a memorable guest experience,” said Joe
Blanchek, general manager, Marriott New Orleans at the Convention Center. “The
hotel’s architectural features provide a glimpse into the past, while its
wireless technology and other advancements remind guests that this is a state-
of-the-art property. This perfect blend of old and new is underscored by the
tradition of service that has made Marriott a leader in the lodging industry,”
he said.
  With a restoration cost of more than $60 million, the property has been
designed with the personal look and feel one would find in a boutique style
hotel. The design and function of the front desk, lobby and public spaces
invite guests to relax, network and conduct business depending on their needs.
  Featuring 24,000 square feet of meeting space, specialized prefunction
areas and personalized meeting services, the hotel is a perfect fit for in-
house meetings up to 450 attendees. Event services include personal event
managers who assist planners from the initial planning stages of the event,
all the way through to the departure of the last attendee. Additionally, an
executive meeting concierge services the day-to-day execution of the meeting,
taking care of any requests the planner may have such as business center
solutions, technology requests, tour arrangements and much more.
  For dining and entertaining, the hotel is home to Starbucks and the
hottest new celebrity chef restaurant in town, Wolfe’s in the Warehouse. The
menu features renowned Chef Tom Wolfe’s take on contemporary New Orleans
cuisine, using the foundation of New Orleans as a true melting pot to create a
twist of contemporary Creole cuisine influenced by different nationalities.
Wolfe’s in the Warehouse will provide a fine dining experience and exemplary
service in a casual, low-key ambiance.
  The location in the heart of the Warehouse District provides guests with a
different look into New Orleans. Steps away from art galleries, museums and
hip, new restaurants, the Marriott New Orleans at the Convention Center is the
crown jewel of the Warehouse District. It is blocks away from the storied St.
Charles Streetcar line and easily accessible to the Riverfront Streetcar that
travels to and from the French Quarter.