Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center Hotel recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation, updating its 286 rooms, dining areas, rooftop pool, lobby, and event spaces. This massive renovation comes on the heels of an uptick in tourism, a convention center expansion project, and a new airport terminal in New Orleans. It’s another way the city is preparing to put its best face forward in the wake of increased tourism.
“The city of New Orleans and the hospitality industry are making a concerted effort to become an even more attractive travel destination than we already are,” said director of sales Damon Rachal in an emailed interview. “The airport terminal expansion/renovation and the convention center expansion project are both multi-million dollar projects that will make our city more attractive to meeting planners and leisure travelers for years to come.”
Situated in the Warehouse District one block from the Convention Center, the Hilton Garden Inn is utilitarian but stylish. The renovation added both texture (in the form of exposed brick, wrought iron, and reclaimed wood finishes) and pops of color (mid-century modern chairs in primary colors, graphic art) to the space.
“We wanted the hotel to reflect the charm, history and culture that visitors are coming to our city to experience,” Rachal said. “The renovation was tailored around providing modern upgrades to the property while keeping the traditional historical charm of the property.”
Hotel rooms are outfitted with Keurig coffeemakers, microwaves, and mini-fridges, which help lower food costs during longterm stays. A tiled backsplash frames the microwave area. There’s also an outlet almost everywhere you turn, plus free wi-fi.
“Our team is excited to continue to provide genuine hospitality as our hotel guests are surrounded by the local flair of New Orleans,” Rachal said.