Review: Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans

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Opening in summer 2021, the first Four Seasons in New Orleans is located in the heart of the city and offers both a Four Seasons Hotel and a Four Seasons Private Residences within New Orleans. Below we share a sneak peek of what will attract you to this fantastic new hotel.

Why We Love This Hotel

What makes it stand out beyond the unmatched level of service that only Four Seasons can deliver are the phenomenal views across both the city and the Mississippi River. In particular, the incredible pool area gives you an extensive view of the river and is pictured above.

Wherever you decide to go for your next vacation, book via our luxury travel concierge. See what our clients say about us and how thrilled they are with the extra benefits we provide at no extra cost. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels, including the Four Seasons, Marriott, Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, InterContinental, and more.

Typically, our free benefits at luxury hotels include:

  • Room upgrade to next category
  • Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
  • Complimentary Welcome Gift
  • $100 USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
  • Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Best Time To Visit

New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. The best time to visit New Orleans is from February to May, when the weather is pleasantly cool. New Orleans also attracts more than one million attendees each year to the annual Mardi Gras festival that takes place for several weeks in February and March.

How To Get There

New Orleans airport has direct flights to many major cities.

Location

The hotel can be found within the World Trade Center and next to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, financial center, French Quarter, and Warehouse District, with clear views of both the city and the Mississippi River.

New Orleans is one of the top travel destinations in the United States and is highly regarded as one of the most unique cities in the world. The city is an epicenter of history, culture, and activity, with extensive culinary and nightlife offerings, jazz music at every turn, and striking architecture with French and Spanish influences.

Style & Character

Following extensive renovations, the World Trade Center has been refreshed with a new podium and public spaces, as well as the 341-room Hotel and 92 Private Residences on the top floors of the building. The Hotel will also encompass meeting and event spaces, four food and drink outlets, retail spaces, spa facilities, and a rooftop pool. Both public and private spaces are filled with natural light, most featuring views of the adjacent Mississippi River.

Service & Facilities

While you can expect all the “usual” Four Seasons facilities, including a gym and a spa, it is the outdoor pool that stands out for its setting and its views. The pool sits beside the Mississippi River and offers a stylish decked area where you can laze and watch view the other swimmers and the river amble by.

Rooms

Rooms are spacious with fantastic views and a chaise lounge by the floor-to-ceiling window so that you can take in the changing landscape. Behind the bed is a whimsical creamy headboard depicting windswept trees in a variety of textures. The bathrooms are classic Four Seasons with a generous double sink with a backlit mirror, a large stand-alone tub, and a separate shower and toilet cubicle.

Food & Drink

Celebrating the rich and renowned history of New Orleans cocktail culture, Chandelier Bar is the glamorous lower-level centerpiece of Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans.

Designed by Bill Rooney Interiors, Chandelier Bar is the lobby’s centerpiece, offering 85 seats (22 at the bar, 51 in the lounge, and 12 on the garden terrace) set in curated social spaces. The experience creates a layered story of discovery in a room subdivided by contemporary shutter screens of oak, iron, and curated art that create intimate spaces with their arrangement. Enveloped by a grand lighting installation made up of varying crystal and glass arrangements creating the hint of an heirloom chandelier shape, the twinkling reflective gentle movement of the chandelier results in an alluring mood, which changes from morning through night. The Lobby is envisioned as a garden pavilion, with an interior atmosphere composed of an eclectic and contemporary arrangement of classic curiosities, surrounded by a lush garden sanctuary.

Rooted in tradition, Beverage Manager Hadi Ktiri’s purposeful menu reflects stellar executions of the Crescent City’s most famous cocktails while enveloped within a namesake custom chandelier of 15,000 crystals.

Here, guests enjoy beautiful executions of New Orleans historical classics such as the Sazerac, Ramos Fizz, Hurricane, and French 75, as well as more obscure variations meant to transport guests through creative storytelling and art.

“Chandelier Bar is the energy center of Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans and a passionate tribute to the illustrious cocktail tradition of the City,” says Mali Carow, General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans. “Wrapped within this stunning chandelier, guests from near and far will connect, celebrate, and indulge here as part of their New Orleans experience, tasting New Orleans in every savored sip.”

Miss River, the signature lobby-level restaurant of Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans, is Alon Shaya’s “love letter to Louisiana,” based on his vast experience of the local culture and cuisine in his nearly 20 years as a resident. This ingredient-driven restaurant pays tribute to New Orleans grand dining, showcasing Chef Shaya’s spirited take on beloved local dishes while providing surprise and fun to the dining experience.

Signature dishes include whole carved buttermilk fried chicken to share with dipping sauces; clay pot dirty rice with seared duck breast, duck egg yolk, and scallions; Louisiana oyster patty with flaky puff pastry, caramelized shiitake mushrooms, and citrus zest; and salt-crusted Gulf red snapper with rosemary, lemon, and extra virgin olive oil.

The bar at Miss River offers 30 seats, set within the restaurant’s space, and is a gathering place for pre and post-diners.

The art collection within Miss River nods to the timeless elegance of the restaurant’s interior design, focusing on representations of the local community and a sense of place. As with the Hotel’s entire art collection curated by Kate Chertavian, the art featured in Miss River was created by acclaimed local artists and international artists inspired by New Orleans.

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