OMNI HOTELS & RESORTS ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF A NEW HOTEL IN NEW ORLEANS
Omni to Manage Third Hotel in the Big Easy
DALLAS (November 11, 2014)
— Omni Hotels & Resorts
announces the rebranding of the Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans. Riverfront Lodging, LLC, contracted with Omni Hotels & Resorts to manage the hotel as the Omni Riverfront Hotel. The announcement comes on the heels of a six-month, $8 million property renovation.
"We are excited about the rebranding of the Riverfront New Orleans as an Omni," said Joe Jaeger, owner of Riverfront Lodging, LLC. “This is our second property to join the Omni family and we look forward to a longstanding and productive relationship."
Located in the cultural nerve center of New Orleans' thriving Warehouse and Arts District, the luxury hotel is just steps away from top Big Easy attractions and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The Omni Riverfront Hotel reflects the charm and mystery of New Orleans and features 202 guestrooms, nearly 4,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and the newly opened, French-inspired Fulton St. Bistro | Bar.
“Omni Hotels & Resorts has a long history in New Orleans, dating back almost 30 years, with the Omni Royal Orleans, and later the Omni Royal Crescent Hotel,” said Mike Deitemeyer, president of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “We are pleased to have a third hotel in this amazing city, and to help make memorable New Orleans experiences for vacationers, business travelers and meeting attendees alike.”
During the last six months, the hotel has undergone a comprehensive renovation that overhauled and updated many aspects of the property. Throughout the property’s transformation, designers worked diligently to honor the hotel’s vintage past, as well as retain the distinctive New Orleans style and flair.
Guests entering the newly renovated hotel will experience a beautifully appointed open-air lobby with rustic touches of the past. The bar has been rotated 180 degrees to create ample space for guests to relax and indulge in the finest beverages and cuisine, served in a casually elegant atmosphere. Each guest room has been completely renovated and features white tile entryways, new carpet and furniture, tubs and black tile in the bathrooms, as well as bedside LED reading lamps, 42-inch flat screen televisions, among other high-end guestroom fixtures. The hotel’s meeting space, public spaces and corridors all received a light refresh as well.
The renovation also included a re-branding of the hotel’s restaurant. Previously known as 7 on Fulton, the dining establishment is now called Fulton St. Bistro | Bar. Reminiscent of a vintage street bistro, it offers French Press coffee, freshly baked baguettes, authentic salads and sandwiches, and delicious steaks and seafood. The relaxed atmosphere is a great place for social gatherings, group happy hours or as a place to unwind after a long day.
Omni Hotels & Resorts has 60 distinct properties in North America. The Omni Riverfront Hotel is the brand’s third property in New Orleans joining the Omni Royal Crescent Hotel, located in the heart of the Arts District, and the Omni Royal Orleans, located in the French Quarter. Ramon Reyes, formerly of Omni Royal Orleans, has relocated to the Omni Riverfront Hotel to serve as the new general manager.
For additional information please visit omnihotels.com
or call 1-800-The-Omni. Travelers or media can also follow Omni Hotels & Resorts at www.Facebook.com/OmniHotels
About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. With over 20 world-class golf courses and award-winning spa retreats, to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its distinguished, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com
or call 1-800-The-Omni.