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New Orleans' Windsor Court Hotel's $22 Million Restoration Readies Property For Great Vacation Getaways


The Windsor Court Hotel announces a $22 million restoration of the entire property, redefining five-star luxury in New Orleans. This includes new décor in all 316 guestrooms and suites, a refurbished Club Level lounge; a reconcepting of the celebrated Le Salon, a refresh of The Grill Room, The Polo Club Lounge, the pool area and meetings spaces; and the addition of a lobby bar and spa. The updated guestrooms, public spaces and new aptly named lobby Cocktail Bar debuted in January 2012 with the Spa at Windsor Court coming on line this past spring.

Dallas-based design firm Flick Mars was commissioned to lead the restoration process blending traditional English décor, the signature of the Windsor Court, with French Vogue, the hallmark of New Orleans. Flick Mars referenced the city’s history, color, textiles and flora, as inspiration for the design and motifs seen throughout the hotel.

“This is the first time in 13 years we’ve completed a restoration of this significance at the Windsor Court,” said David Teich, general manager. “We look forward to our returning and new guests experiencing the hotel in all its newly designed entities, from the suites and restaurant to the spa and meeting spaces, which will certainly impress.”



New Orleanian Darryl Berger, founder and chairman of The Berger Company, which acquired the Windsor Court in 2009 along with the Dallas-based Crow Family Holdings, added “We’re extremely proud of the new design and upgraded amenities of the Windsor Court, New Orleans’ beloved crown jewel hotel, and look forward to seeing the positive response from the local community as well as our visiting guests from all over the globe.”

Guestrooms and Suites Updates

The design in the hotel’s guestrooms and suites features a new soothing robin’s egg blue color scheme; opulent furnishings, such as Italian marble bathrooms, custom traditional toile depicting the St. Louis Cathedral and French aristocrats, and locally designed secretary desks; modern butler’s pantries, and elite city skyline and river views. The rooms and suites also offer upgraded amenities, such as: Frette linens; oversized Molton Brown bath products; personalized evening turndown service; Keurig coffee makers; plush terry robes and slippers; and state-of-the-art electronics, including iHome docking stations, flat screen HD TVs and jack pack connections that allow guests to seamlessly connect their personal technology to the TV via various ports with cables available upon request. The hotel’s 2,780-sq. ft., two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath presidential suite has also been completely reconfigured and resigned, inspired by historical Mardi Gras invitations from the Krewe of Rex, using a variation of purples, greens and golds.



The refurbished Club Lounge showcases a more sophisticated and modern look with the highest level of service in a relaxed atmosphere. It offers a dedicated concierge to attend to each guest’s needs and also features enhanced services, including: extended continental breakfast, traditional English afternoon tea, and evening cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The Lounge’s lavish seating area is ideal for guests to unwind with a grand piano and large television room, while the outdoor terraces offer expansive views of the Mississippi River and New Orleans.

Public Spaces Re-Imagined
Le Salon, home to New Orleans’ renowned afternoon tea, has been given its own individual identity within the lobby, with a welcoming residential feel to appeal to the tea enthusiast and the craft cocktail aficionado. The space features a sage-green, ocean-blue and saddle-tan palate, reupholstered chairs and new accent furniture pieces. Flick Mars also built a new centerpiece bar that will serve as the lobby’s Cocktail Bar, which opened in January 2012 under direction of recently appointed hotel mixologist Christine Jeanine Nielsen.



The refresh of The Grill Room and Polo Club Lounge includes new deep-red carpets, drapes, sofas, and reupholstered and new chairs with navy hues, leathers and brass. In addition, Flick Mars softened the pool area by adding new accent tiles in the pool, and new wrought iron lounge chairs with blue-green cushions, influenced by the metal seen in the French Quarter. The hotel’s meeting and event spaces, ideal for intimate board meetings, weddings or social events, have received new carpeting and wall vinyl showcasing native floral designs, such as magnolias, the Louisiana state flower, and vines typically seen around the city.

The Windsor Court Hotel has opened the doors of the highly anticipated Spa at Windsor Court, offering a fresh approach to spa services while maintaining the hotel’s signature Old World charm. Trading in Mardi Gras beads for Swarovski crystals that line the ceiling, the 4,500-sq. ft. spa also features mother of pearl tiles, calming colors and relaxing, warm accents, giving an even deeper meaning to “The Big Easy,” by inviting guests and locals to unwind in a city known for its laid back style.

The Spa at Windsor Court features eight treatment rooms and one duet room for couples and offers facial, body and massage treatments as well as salon services including hair, nails and waxing. All rooms have iPod docks so guests can relax to favorite playlists. Before or after treatments, patrons can enjoy the sauna and steam room in the woman’s and men’s facilities, brand new outdoor pool and adjacent fitness center.

Product lines available for sale in the spa boutique include Phytomer, Cellx-C, Molton Brown, Clarisonic, Moroccan Oil and Soulstice. These products are incorporated in treatments that use techniques not otherwise easily found in the New Orleans market, such as oxygen therapy, L.E.D. light therapy and microdermabrasion.

Located in the heart of the Central Business District steps from the French Quarter, the 23-story Windsor Court has long been the choice for discerning travelers to New Orleans. For more information, please visit www.windsorcourthotel.com.
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