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While New Orleans is beloved for its food and fun, there’s something to be said for its fabulous facilities, too. Properties like Harrah’s New Orleans and Hotel Monteleone are plush without overdoing the pretension. At the same time, Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Windsor Court Hotel welcomes everyone with open arms. But from the moment you experience the Four-Star spa or sip on afternoon tea at Le Salon, you know that this high-society club has an air of exclusivity about it. The same can be said about Four-Star The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, an amazing place that places equal attention on service as it does its snazzy, bayou-inspired décor.
The luxury travel buff's hotel of choice has long been the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Windsor Court, which recently underwent a full renovation. Suites are spacious, some with balconies and river views. Known for its hospitality, Windsor Court's attention to detail and guest relations is impeccable, and includes twice-daily housekeeping and nightly turndown service. After a long day of taking in New Orleans' attractions, unwind in the newly renovated spa or have a soak in the saltwater pool with full poolside service menu.
Guest rooms at Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans feature well-appointed feather beds and luxury Italian marble baths. The hotel even offers a hangover concierge to revive guest's flagging spirits if they've had a night on the town or in the hotel's own Davenport Lounge where Jeremy Davenport holds court with his jazz band. From the massive lobby fountain to the 25,000-square-foot destination spa, the Ritz is clearly built around relaxation for mind and body.