Bourbon Orleans Hotel Completes Extensive Makeover

By Amalia Otet, Associate Editor The Bourbon Orleans Hotel has recently gone through an extensive, multimillion-dollar renovation comprising all of the hotel’s 218 luxury guestrooms and 28 distinctive balcony suites. “The substantial improvements to guest rooms and bathrooms have continued the upgrade [...]

The Bourbon Orleans Hotel has recently gone through an extensive, multimillion-dollar renovation comprising all of the hotel’s 218 luxury guestrooms and 28 distinctive balcony suites.

“The substantial improvements to guest rooms and bathrooms have continued the upgrade of this iconic New Orleans luxury hotel that was begun several years ago. We’re pleased to be able to count this and the other hotels of the New Orleans Hotel Collection among the finest offerings in the city,” said Joe Jaeger, managing partner of the ownership group, in a press release.

Guestroom upgrades include a new plush bedding package from SEALY®, new carpeting, wall colors and coverings, interior plantation shutters and furnishings, refurbished bathrooms, 42” flat screen televisions and ergonomic Herman Miller® designed desk chairs. Other enhancements include repainting of all exterior balconies and window frames, and the addition of an enlarged, glass-fronted fitness center on the hotel’s second floor, according to wwltv.com.

The Bourbon New Orleans Hotel is part of the prestigious New Orleans Hotel Collection and is operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company. The locally owned hotel is ideally located in the heart of the world-renowned French Quarter, in close proximity to upscale shopping destinations and entertainment venues.

In other news, the New Orleans City Business reports that construction has begun on the fourth floor of the Bioinnovation Center on Canal Street. The state-funded, $47 million center opened late last year, and space appears to filling up quickly, according to company statements, having nearly all of the facility’s 40 offices occupied at this time.

The BioInnovation Center currently totals 66,000 square feet of wet-lab, office and conference space, featuring high-class amenities such as a flexible 100-person conferencing center with high-tech audiovisual equipment, a 2,000-square-foot retail/food service area open to Canal Street and an interior atrium with public break areas at each level, all to cater to a wide scope of companies.

The new construction–which will add 14 offices, 20 cubicles, five private wet-labs and two community wet-labs to the current facility–is slated to be complete by August 2012.

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