Full Disclosure: During my stay in New Orleans, I was a guest of the Loews Hotel which was arranged by the very sensational New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau. However, my review is and will always be my honest impression of my time there.
Here’s a transformation for you. Take one Lykes Brothers Steamship building, a cargo shipping company that was located in the central business district of New Orleans, convert it into a four star luxury hotel and rename it the Loews New Orleans Hotel. The management realized the value of opening one of their flagship hotels in such a premium segment of the city and wasted no time in purchasing it. In 2003, their efforts resulted in 285 hotel rooms and suites, an upscale restaurant, a chic bar and 13k sf of meeting space, including the elegant Louisiana Ballroom. Meeting planners will be interested to know that the hotel offers a unique rewards program. Check out Loews MVP for more information.