Eleven years may not seem like a long time, but for a hotel and its wares, it's a lifetime. With that in mind, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans will undergo its first guest room renovation since the hotel opened its doors back in 2000.
Here are the details:
Deluxe Rooms (404 rooms): Neoclassical furnishings are accented by hues of plum, gold and sapphire to capture the rich character of the city. Upholstered wall panels in a rich gold and cream tapestry add warmth while commissioned artwork highlights the city’s diverse musical and artistic heritage. The only alteration to the standard Ritz-Carlton white marble bathroom is the lighting fixtures.
Executive and Junior Suites (36 rooms): The sitting room area will be enhanced with a 50-inch TV and an ergonomic desk chair. The focal point of the bedroom is the king-size iron poster bed; an updated version of antique beds found in historic New Orleans homes. The head of the bed will feature draped fabric from the iron posts and a matching upholstered wall panel with velvet accents. Two pin lights will be recessed in the ceiling, providing lighting for guests choosing to read in bed. A ruby red crocodile embossed bench rests at the base of the bed. Curtain and valences utilize the same teal, gold and taupe color scheme, blending with the painted walls that have been stripped of patterned wallpaper.
Club Level Executive Suite: In an effort to upgrade all premium room categories, the fabrics and furnishings of the Club Level Executive Suite will be updated. Just like the main hotel’s Executive Suite, it features a foyer, half bathroom, sitting room, bedroom and master bathroom. The suite’s color scheme is a blend of mint, apricot and gold. Additional design elements include a faux fireplace, hardwood floor, tapestries, ceiling fans, a soaking tub and locally-purchased antiques.
The Ritz-Carlton Suite: Design elements will enhance the suite’s existing appeal. Fabric paneled walls and an updated color palette will marry classical elements with the contemporary. An entertainment center will be added to the living room area along with a full-size billiard table.
Elevator Landing Furnishings (Floors 4 – 15; main hotel)
Corridor Carpet (Floors 3 – 15; main hotel)
Lighting (Floors 3 – 15; main hotel)