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Courtyard New Orleans French Quarter Now Open
Iberville Suites transformed into Courtyard by Marriott hotel in New Orleans
New Orleans, LA - October 8, 2012 - The Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Iberville is thrilled to announce that the completion of a multi-million dollar conversion. Located 1 block from Bourbon Street and Canal Street, this new hotel is a distinctive addition to the French Quarter New Orleans. The Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Iberville has a sophisticated glamour inspired by the city's rich architectural heritage- with a storied history of its own. The original building dates back to 1878 when it was erected as a premiere department store as it thrived for decades. It was not until the late 1990's when the building was converted into two hotels - The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans and Iberville Suites. While the beautiful Ritz-Carlton will remain, the Iberville Suites has completed the next step in its evolution to become the Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Iberville.
The new boutique hotel has a bold design aesthetic that mixes contemporary design with historic elements. The lobby acts as a central hub of the hotel, offering a wide range of functional areas for work or play. The traditional front desk is replaced with separate welcome pedestals to create more personal and private interactions when guests check in. Flexible seating options range from a communal table in the middle of the action, to media booths with high-definition televisions, to an intimate lounge area. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions are accessible via our GoBoardTM technology. Vieux Carre Café is open all day serving pastries, sandwiches, flatbreads and Starbucks® beverages. Quality beer, wine and cocktails are also available each evening.
The highlight of the hotel is the 230 guest rooms. Meticulous attention was paid to functional design with a rich palette and modern luxuries. The Courtyard offers 140 spacious suites featuring separate bedroom and living areas with a sleeper sofa, wet bar and mini refrigerator. Although the hotel sits in the middle of the excitement of the iconic French Quarter, the Courtyard will serve as a quiet oasis for guests.
Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests' needs for choice and control. With more than 860 locations in 30 countries, Courtyard is Marriott's largest brand. All Courtyard by Marriott hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, including guest guided video tours of the new lobby and the latest brand information, visit http://www.gocourtyard.com/. For reservations, go to http://www.courtyard.com/ or contact a travel professional.