The Westin New Orleans completes $30M renovation

January 9 2020 | Latest News

The Westin New Orleans completes $30M renovation

The Westin New Orleans has completed a $30 million revitalization, complete with architectural improvements and an interior redesign.

The hotel underwent renovations to all 462 guestrooms and suites, the lobby and check-in area. The hotel added 4,500 square feet of meeting space for a total of 30,000 square feet across 18 rooms. The hotel spans 19 floors.

The hotel features new dining establishments, Bistro at the Bend restaurant and Observatory Eleven bar and lounge. There is also a new special event space called Riverbend Ballroom.

The restaurant, bar and ballroom are located on the 11th floor. The Westin New Orleans is located on the edge of the French Quarter at 100 Iberville St.

“The renovation has been an exciting step (toward) elevating the hotel to the Westin brand standards and expectations of Westin hotel loyalists,” Jerry Reyes, general manager of The Westin New Orleans, said in a news release. “The spectacular views at Observatory Eleven, Bistro at the Bend, and Riverbend Ballroom are like no other in the city and only enhance our guests’ experience with us. Our revitalized guestrooms, lobby, and meeting spaces breathe life back into the hotel, preserving the peaceful luxury that our guests know and love.”

The developers worked with Canadian firm Moncur Design Associates.

Observatory Eleven features a circular bar as the main focal point of the lounge and approximately 2,300 square feet of seating. There are views overlooking the Mississippi River.

In 2017, the Westin New Orleans was purchased by The Berger Co., in partnership with Cerberus Real Estate Capital Management.

“This massive overhaul of the hotel signifies our commitment to making New Orleans a top destination in the world,” Ben Tiller, principal at the Berger Co., said in a news release.

The hotel is managed by Highgate, a hospitality investment and management company.