Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Awards and Testimonials


  • Rated "Four Diamonds" by AAA (American Automobile Association)
  • 10 Time recipient of the Pinnacle Award by readers of Successful Meetings Magazine
  • 7 time winner of the Gold Key Award by readers of Meetings & Conventions Magazine
  • 5 time recipient of the Award of Excellence from readers of Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine
  • Among the "Best Places to Stay in the World" by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler
  • Rated "High Excellent" in all categories by Zagat Survey
  • Named "Best Balcony" by the Travel Channel for the Special entitled "The Best of the Big Easy"
  • Voted "Best of the South" by the readers of Meetings South Magazine
  • Recipient of the Planners Choice Award by the readers of Meeting News Magazine for excellence in meeting service and facilities


Here's Why Meeting Planners Love the Royal Sonesta Hotel

Rebecca Shaffer, WinField Solutions, January 2010
"What can I say? You and your staff were just awesome and our January Meeting was an absolute success! Thank you for all you did for me in the planning & the accommodations. You are simply the best!"

Becky Sahlman, Kazi Management VI, LLC, October 2010
"I would like to take a few minutes to thank you and the hotel staff that made all of us from each Kazi company feel that we were important...I had a few last minute requests and you did everything you could do to make sure that Monday morning everything would be set and it was. Again, thanks to your staff and their efforts."

Cathy Zarkin, ABC Television Network, May 2010
"Thank you so much for all of your help throughout the entire Jazz Fest experience. Our guests had a wonderful and memorable time and I really appreciate all your efforts. Look forward to working with you again in the near future."

Jaime Turner Campbell, American Bar Association, May 2010
"Your courtesy, attention to detail, prompt response to concerns, excellent customer relations, and flexibility to our ever-changing needs made for a successful weekend of events. We received a number of compliments from our members and staff on how smoothly everything had gone, which was no doubt in large part due to the hard work of the entire staff at the Royal Sonesta."

Dominic Gianna, Middleberg Riddle & Gianna, February 2010
"On behalf of the students, faculty and myself, I want to thank and congratulate the Royal Sonesta Hotel and all of the staff and employees who made the NITA Gulf Coast Training Program such a success. Your staff and employees were totally responsive to our needs, prompt, efficient and thoroughly professional. Additionally, in the past few months since our last visit in April, I have seen noticeable and remarkable improvements to the facilities, conference rooms and sleeping rooms. In short, we are delighted to have this relationship with the Royal Sonesta and look forward to many years of working with you and the hotel."

Lamonde Tate, United States Air Force, December 2009
"I and the members of the Air Force AWACS crew that stayed at your hotel wanted to thank you again for a wonderful time at your hotel. The accommodations and level of service provided were beyond reproach. Hopefully we will get a chance to come back again in December 2010 and I am considering staying in your hotel on a personal visit when I head back to Mississippi to visit my parents."

Marie Teeple, Women's Public Links Golf Association of So. California, October 2009
"Our event was a great success due to your assistance before, during and after the event. Your help in putting it all together is greatly appreciated."

Lois Sutton, Publisher, Where Magazine
At a time when most New Orleans businesses are understaffed and experiencing unique challenges, I have to commend the entire staff of the Royal Sonesta Hotel on the professional way our National Convention was handled. In spite of Hurricane Katrina, the hotel, its amenities and guest rooms were in excellent condition. From the meeting rooms to the pool area, to the hotel bars and restaurants, our attendees took advantage of every aspect the hotel offered and raved about the facility and service. As always, there is no place like New Orleans to hold a meeting, and no hotel like the Royal Sonesta to host it.

Ellen C. Garbarino, Director, North American Programs, Elderhostel, Inc.
Thank you for your contributions to a very successful Elderhostel Program Provider meeting. Everyone felt well taken care of and enjoyed the beautiful accommodations. It will be hard to replicate the experience as I plan future meetings. Please extend a warm and heartfelt thank you to all of the staff who worked with our group. They did an excellent job and took very good care of our participants. The minor glitches were taken care of in a timely way and with good humor. It was a joy to walk through the front door each time we returned from exploring New Orleans. Thanks again and the best of luck as more and more people discover how wonderful New Orleans still is.

Diana Brown, Administrator Coordinator, Department of Natural Resources
I just could not let my amazing experience of arranging our latest conference at the Royal Sonesta go without extending a very appreciative "thank you" to so many of you that made this one of our best ever. From the initial visit to Baton Rouge from Patrice Fisher, to my orientation upon arrival to meet all department personnel, to the personal attention from the Director of Sales & Marketing, Mark Wilson - the Royal Sonesta presented a truly new experience to guarantee satisfaction. A special thank you to the Banquet Manager and staff for preparing some of the best food ever to cross our lips! Everything was cooked to perfection and each dish provided so many incredible flavors. Thank you for raising the bar and providing us with such an unforgettable conference.

Amy Miltenberger, Production Coordinator, Food Network
Thank you so much for being such a gracious hotel for my crew. Your staff was extremely accommodating and open to our requests, the rooms were fantastic, and everyone loved the place.

Donna Duplantier, Victim/Witness Coordinator. United States Department of Justice
I wanted to thank you for your professional services rendered before, during, and after the conference. It was a tremendous success and I know your beautiful hotel played a major role in that success. It was truly a pleasure working with you, and I hope we can do it again real soon!