Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Fact Sheet

Location
The Royal Sonesta Hotel is a 4 Diamond approved hotel located in the heart of the historic French Quarter on one of the world’s most famous entertainment corridors, Bourbon Street. The hotel is within walking distance to the Mississippi Riverfront, the Central Business District, and world famous visitor attractions. The Louis Armstrong International Airport is approximately 16 miles from the hotel’s front door.

Accommodations
The Royal Sonesta is constructed in the rich traditional French Quarter style, with gabled windows, double French doors and wrought iron laced balconies. Each of the 483 guest rooms offers views of vibrant French Quarter life, a stunning pool and patio terrace, or the lush tropical courtyard and fountain. All guest rooms are smoke-free, feature flat-screen televisions, pillow-top mattresses, in room safes and high-speed Internet access. The hotel has 35 luxurious suites, including the highly coveted Bourbon Street balcony Suites, the elegant R Club and the exclusive Presidential Suite. The R Club, a hotel within a hotel, is a luxurious space on the 7th floor with a private keyed access, personalized concierge service and an intimate lounge with adjoining terrace.  The hotel is known for its courtyards with local plants and trees unique to the area. Both barrier-free and ADA compliant rooms are available.

Services & Facilities
Services include a Concierge Center, Room Service, a Safe Deposit Box, Translation Assistance, and a Travel Agency. The Fitness Room features the latest in Cybex equipment. The outdoor swimming pool, Oasis Pool Bar, and cabana spa services are located on the 3rd floor Terrace area.

Meeting Facilities
20,000 square feet of function space and 20 meeting rooms can accommodate groups up to 700 guests. The Grand Ballroom, with 5,000 square feet, is divisible into two sections. For additional meeting space and courtyard access, the Fleur De Lis Suite offers 1,800 square feet of intimate space for private functions. A dedicated convention services and catering team is available to attend to all special event details.  Executive-level meetings can be conducted in the hotel’s state-of-the art Board Room that features the latest in broadcast and telecommunications technology.  A full-service A/V production company is available on site.  The newly appointed Business Center and Kiosk station located on the lobby level offers 24-hour accessibility for the business traveler on the road.

Transportation
Airport Shuttle provides private shuttle service to and from the hotel, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Taxicab service is also available. Limousine and car service may be arranged through the concierge. The hotel has a covered parking garage and valet service. Group transportation can be arranged by Conference Services or Concierge as a bus permit must be obtained for passenger busses to enter the French Quarter.

Dining & Entertainment
Restaurant R'evolution is a collaboration of award-winning Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto, offering imaginative reinterpretations of classic Cajun & Creole cuisine for Breakfast and Dinner 7 days a week, Lunch (Monday-Friday) and Sunday Jazz Brunch.
Desire Oyster Bar is temporarily closed for renovations and will reopen in early 2015. Please visit Restaurant R'evolution for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily through December 2014.
PJ’s Coffee Café, a local’s favorite, offers freshly brewed coffee and light dining options in a friendly café setting.
The hottest jazz club in town, Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, presents living legends and emerging young artists on the rise to the top seven nights a week. Located on the lobby level just inside the hotel's main entrance, the stylish jazz club offers delicious cocktails and late night bites while listening to authentic New Orleans Jazz.
Le Booze Lounge on Bourbon Street is the perfect place for cocktails and people watching.

Hospitality Suites are available and can provide full-service private dining and specialized room service.

Points of Interest
The French Quarter, Jackson Square, French Market, Jackson Brewery, Aquarium of the Americas, Harrah’s Casino, Natchez Riverboat, Audubon Zoo and Mississippi River Cruises, Historic New Orleans Collection, Louisiana State Museum, Mardi Gras World, National WWII Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, Historic Garden District and much more. The hotel’s concierge can assist you with additional suggestions and arrange for tours.

Shopping
Unique and eclectic art galleries as well as a variety of art shops are located one block away on historic Royal Street.  The French Market, Riverwalk Marketplace, The Shops at Canal Place, and nearby Magazine Street all offer additional shopping for an authentic New Orleans experience.

Additional Information
Check-in: 3:00 p.m. Check-out: 12 noon
Taxes and Gratuities: 13% room tax, 1.75% statutory assessment; $2/room/day occupancy fee; 9.75% sales tax. Additional Hotels Guests In Room: $40 per person, per day, in excess of 2 people
Credit Cards: American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover are accepted
Currency: US Dollar
Electricity: 110-120V, 60Hz
Parking: Valet only, $41 daily +tax
Pets: $75 non-refundable fee, weight not to exceed 30 lbs. Pet must be leashed whenever it leaves the room.  Pet may not be left unattended at any time or left kenneled in your guest room.


Awards
The Royal Sonesta Hotel is a 9-time winner of the Gold Key Award from “Meeting & Conventions” Magazine; 11-time winner of the Pinnacle Award by “Successful Meetings” Magazine; voted Best of the South by “Meetings South” Magazine; awarded 6-time Winner of Excellence by “Corporate & Incentive Travel” Magazine.  U.S. News & World Report ranked the Royal Sonesta among the top four hotels in New Orleans. 
 
Media Contact
Roberta Grove
MediaHound LLC
Public Relations Consultant for the Royal Sonesta Hotel
Office: 504.483.6330
Cell: 504.578.1994
Email: roberta@m-hound.com


The Royal Sonesta Hotel
300 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Main: 504.586.0300  Fax: 504.586.0335
Sales: 504.553.2205  Fax: 504.586.0126
Email: RSNOinfo@sonesta.com
Website: www.sonesta.com/royalneworleans