The Roosevelt named best hotel in Louisiana by Travel + Leisure

Posted on: December 30 2015

By Chelsea Brasted, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Every holiday season, the lobby of The Roosevelt Hotel is filled with glittering lights, holiday decorations and Christmas trees from floor to ceiling, and it's exactly that kind of sparkling opulence that earned the downtown destination the title of best hotel in the state by Travel + Leisure magazine. 

The magazine released a list naming the best hotels in every state, released online Dec. 15, and praised The Roosevelt for its post-Katrina restoration.

In its description, the magazine notes the lobby's "1920s mosaic-tiled floors, huge crystal chandeliers, and potted palms."

"In addition to the plush rooms and suites, the hotel boasts a Guerlain spa and the fabulous restaurant Domenica, helmed by acclaimed chef Alon Shaya in partnership with chef John Besh," it continues.

Click here to see the full list from Travel + Leisure.