Le Méridien New Orleans

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Le Méridien New Orleans
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General information
Type Hotel
Location 333 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Coordinates 29°56′56″N 90°04′00″W / 29.948863°N 90.066614°W / 29.948863; -90.066614Coordinates: 29°56′56″N 90°04′00″W / 29.948863°N 90.066614°W / 29.948863; -90.066614
Construction started 1982
Completed 1984
Opening 1984
Roof 279 ft (85 m)
Technical details
Floor count 23
Design and construction
Architect DMJM, Eskew + Architects
Developer Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Le Méridien New Orleans is a 23-story high-rise building in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana. The building rises 279 feet (85 m).

The hotel was completed in 1984 as the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza[1] to accommodate crowds attending the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition. It was sold to Starwood Hotels and became the Four Points by Sheraton Downtown in the late 1990s and then the W New Orleans Hotel in 2000.[2] In April 2013 it was sold to Chesapeake Lodging Trust for $65 million.[3] On July 15, 2014, the hotel was given the temporary name Hotel New Orleans Downtown while it underwent a $29 million renovation.[4] It became the Le Méridien New Orleans on December 15, 2014.[5][6]

Le Méridien New Orleans is currently tied with Charity Hospital as the 29th-tallest building in the city. It also stands as the 8th-tallest hotel in New Orleans. The architectural firm who designed the building was DMJM. The structure is an example of modern architecture.

The building houses a 4-star Le Méridien with 423 guest rooms.


Le Méridien New Orleans offers over 20,000 square feet of space for events which includes the hotel's ballroom, breakout rooms and conference facilities with access to high-speed internet and audio and video equipment.[7] The hotel also has a 24-hour fitness center and rooftop pool.[8]


Dining options at Le Méridien New Orleans include the LMNO Restaurant, Longitude 90 and Marche. The LMNO Restaurant features local ingredients in its dishes. Longitude 90 features American-Creole-Cajun fusion cuisine and Marche is ideal for breakfast. Twenty-four-hour in-room dining is also available for guests.[9]

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