The hotel has been fully restored to its former state of grandeur. The hotel's 290 elegantly appointed guest rooms have been designed with all of the comforts and conveniences of modern hospitality, while maintaining the lustre and appeal of the original building facades. The third floor pool and garden deck overlooks the Mississippi River, as do the two river-view ballrooms. The hotel was a significant part of Louisiana's colourful political history. From Huey P. Long to John F. Kennedy, the hotel was home to American Presidents, glamorous celebrities and generations of weddings, conventions and loyal business travellers. The air-conditioned hotel provides guests a smoke-free facility and a complimentary shuttle within an 8 km radius of the hotel. Guests are welcomed in a lobby with a 24-hour reception service. Facilities include a hotel safe, cloakroom and lift access. There is also a newspaper stand, hairdressing salon, bar and conference facilities are available to business travellers. Guests can take advantage of the room and laundry services on offer and those arriving by car may leave their vehicle in the hotel's car park (fees apply).
The hotel is adjacent to the Shaw Center and the River Center convention centre. It is less than five minutes from the Louisiana State Capitol and it is only 5 km from Louisiana State University.
The hotel offers 290 air-conditioned accommodation units with safes and complimentary newspapers. The double or king-size beds feature premium bedding. The televisions come with premium cable/satellite channels, complimentary TV Internet access and pay movies. The en suite bathrooms include a shower, bath, make-up/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries and hairdryers. The rooms are equipped with wireless Internet access, a direct dial telephone, radio, hifi, tea and coffee making facilities, an ironing set and individually regulated heating.
An outdoor swimming pool and a seasonal outdoor pool are on site. Guests can relax on the sun loungers laid out on the sun terrace. Other recreational amenities include a fitness facility. Guests can pamper themselves further with a massage or spa treatment during their stay.
The restaurant, The Kingfish, serves the finest prime beef and flavourful Louisiana favourites. It serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 24-hour room service is also available.
The hotel accepts all major credit cards including American Express, MasterCard and VISA.
The hotel is located in the heart of the Downtown area/city centre.
Pets are allowed for a fee and non-refundable deposit. Guests should contact the hotel for more details.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
HiFi stereo system
Iron and board
King size bed