Westin New Orleans Unveils $30 Million Renovation
NEW ORLEANS – The Westin New Orleans announced the completion of a $30 million revitalization spanning the entire hotel. The extensive architectural and interior redesign includes major renovations to all guestrooms and suites, lobby/check-in, and 30,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel also the new Bistro at the Bend restaurant and Observatory Eleven bar and lounge, as well as a new special event space dubbed the Riverbend Ballroom. The restaurant, bar and ballroom are located on the 11th floor, where hotel guests can order a drink, dine on Southern cuisine and enjoy views of the Mississippi River and historic French Quarter. The Westin New Orleans is located at 100 Rue Iberville.
“The renovation has been an exciting step towards elevating the hotel to the Westin brand standards and expectations of Westin hotel loyalists.” says Jerry Reyes, general manager of the Westin New Orleans. “The spectacular views at Observatory Eleven, Bistro at the Bend, and Riverbend Ballroom are like no other in the city and only enhance our guests’ experience with us. Our revitalized guestrooms, lobby, and meeting spaces breathe life back into the hotel, preserving the peaceful luxury that our guests know and love.”
The developers worked with Canadian firm Moncur Design Associates, whose interiors portfolio focuses exclusively on the hospitality market. The reimagined lobby/check-in and 462 guest rooms and suites are intended to engage the five senses through a balance of the use of pattern, color, texture and form. The hotel added 4,500 square feet of meeting space for a total of 30,000 square feet across 18 rooms on the property.
The Westin New Orleans was purchased by The Berger Co., in partnership with Cerberus Real Estate Capital Management, in 2017.
“This massive overhaul of the hotel signifies our commitment to making New Orleans a top destination in the world,” says Ben Tiller, principal at the Berger Co. “We’re excited to see our vision come to life and to create a unique experience for anyone visiting or living in the city.”
The hotel is managed by Highgate, a premier hospitality investment and management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry.