Enhancements at Westin New Orleans Canal Place Now Complete

December 18 2013 | Latest News

Re-Designed Lobby, New 24 Hour Fitness Center for "Home Away From Home"

NEW ORLEANS, LA--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - Already known for the breathtaking views from its 11th floor lobby and guestrooms, Westin New Orleans Canal Place (100 Rue Iberville) announced today the unveiling of the hotel's lobby enhancements and new 1,000 square feet Westin WORKOUT Fitness Center. Guests can experience New Orleans this winter with Riverfront bonfires, the brilliantly lit Celebration and an amazing workout complete with top-of-the-line fitness equipment powered by Life Fitness.

"We always take our guests' feedback very seriously, and as a result, our re-designed lobby and new Fitness Center are two areas that will allow us to continue to deliver the best in guest service," said Scott Weber, General Manager. "The lobby's re-design is modern with a touch of classic New Orleans and we believe our guests will enjoy the new look and feel."

The lobby's transformation includes new couches and chairs for relaxation with coffee table books featuring New Orleans architecture, new work tables with electrical outlets and complimentary Wi-Fi access, a mural behind the front desk of a vintage New Orleans map with whimsical characters including a dinosaur inspired by the Dinosaur Adventure at the local Audubon Zoo and a mermaid intended to resemble a Mississippi River crawfish, and new telescopes in the lobby's corners so guests can get a closer view of New Orleans activity including the French Quarter and Mississippi River.

Located on the 14th floor, the new Fitness Center has a modern yet serene feel. "To accommodate the hectic schedule of our business traveler as well as our guests on vacation, the Westin WORKOUT is open 24 hours," said Weber. "Getting a big workout no matter the time of day will be easy."

Whether in need of a cardio workout or weight training, there is a full line-up of machines including five Ellipticals with television monitors, six Treadmills with FlexDeck shock absorption and television monitors, two low stationary bikes, one high stationary bike, two seated leg curls and leg extensions, two pull-down machines with 290 pound limits, one shoulder press with a 190 pound limit, two benches, one Bosu Life Fitness pull up machine, flat benches and free weights ranging from five to 50 pounds.

For the guest looking for a more Zen-like workout, the Fitness Center's yoga mats and stability balls provide a lighter exercise routine or relaxing stretch. Many of the machines offer cardio theatre with a full channel line-up and free Wi-Fi.

Weber mentioned one other new feature that will be well received by the guest that wants to work out but forgot to pack accordingly. "In partnership with New Balance, our guests can now rent shoes, shorts and shirts for their workout and will receive a free pair of socks when they do," said Weber.

For more information on this property or the seasonal specials currently underway, visit www.westinneworleanscanalplace.com.