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
Height
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.

Facilities[edit]

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[edit]

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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