NEW ORLEANS, LA – Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter hosted its grand opening celebration earlier this month, introducing an upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel to the New Orleans tourism landscape.
In addition to executives representing hotel developer HRI Properties, the opening was marked by the attendance of Global Head of Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton Adrian Kurre and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. (Image right, l-r: Adrian Kurre, Hotel GM Tony Welch, Mitch Landrieu, and HRI Properties CEO Tom Leonhard.)
“We are thrilled to celebrate the grand opening of this hotel in New Orleans. This area has been transformed – and this beautiful hotel now welcomes visitors to our great city in a first class and authentic manner,” said Tom Leonhard, HRI Properties’ President and CEO. “Where else in America can you experience a street car ride, tour a 300-year-old cemetery, step back into history with a stroll through the world class French Quarter, have a fabulous meal, listen to some jazz and then come back to a beautiful and quiet retreat offered here at the Homewood Suites? Only in New Orleans!”
Located at 317 North Rampart Street, the new property is ideal for smaller groups, with more than 1,500 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, and catering options for up to 75 guests. The hotel offers a combination of studio and one-bedroom suites, including 12 balcony suites, which feature fully equipped kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas. A complimentary hot breakfast seven days a week, an evening social Monday through Thursday, fast and free Wi-Fi, and a grocery shopping service are available at the hotel, which also has outdoor space that includes a pool, kitchen and grill area, billiards room, putting green, 24-hour fitness center and concierge services.
The Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter is located on the edge of New Orleans’ Historic French Quarter, with its numerous restaurants, bars, art galleries, music venues, and shops. New Orleans’ revitalized theater district is a short walk from the hotel. Expansion of the streetcar system on Rampart Street also provides connectivity to New Orleans’ Central Business District including the Facilities & Destinations Prime Site Award-winning Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.