527 Rooms / 49 Suites
For a global brand, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans has managed to capture the spirit of the Big Easy. Bellmen decked out in seersucker welcome you like they were inviting you into their home. Entertaining trumpeter Jeremy Davenport belts out jazz standards at the deservedly named Davenport Lounge, where locals and tourists dance to an era of live music they thought had gone the way of the telegraph. The M bistro pays homage to local cuisine, offering a cochon de lait po’ boy, as well as the standard cheeseburger. The rooms, luxurious and comfortable, are divided between two buildings. The main building has a combination of rooms and suites, and the tasteful traditional décor was inspired by New Orleans. Elevating club level to, well, an all-new level, the adjoining Maison Orleans building offers six floors of exquisitely decorated rooms with private check-in and access to the nonstop tasty treats being served on the club floor. Dark wood, gorgeously upholstered overstuffed furniture, and carefully selected books on New Orleans throughout the rooms and common areas truly make you feel as if you were staying at your well-heeled friend’s Garden District mansion. With 22 treatment rooms, a hair salon, the Spa Café and a boutique, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, New Orleans is unrivalled.