New Orleans Hotel Reopens in French Quarter After Renovation

Hotel Le Marais, formerly the St. Ann/Marie Antoinette, has reopened in the French Quarter of New Orleans after a multimillion-dollar renovation. Situated at 717 Conti Street, the 66-room property has unveiled a completely transformed look.

The extensive renovation involved upgrading all guestrooms and all public spaces. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast, and newspapers; private courtyard with heated saltwater courtyard pool; welcome refreshment; fitness center; and a business center.  The new lobby lounge is a wine and tequila bar situated adjacent to the tropical courtyard. Like its namesake - the Marais district in Paris - the Hotel Le Marais plays tribute to its historical past while providing modern comforts and conveniences delivered with a personal touch. 

The hotel is celebrating its opening with special events and packages. On Thursday, November 18, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., hotel guests, bon vivants, and the community at large are invited to a Grand Opening Celebration in the courtyard for cocktails and a tour of the hotel. The hotel is also offering a sweepstakes sponsored by the New Orleans Hotel Collection for a chance to win four tickets to the New Orleans Saints football game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 2, 2011. Entry forms are available at the Hotel Le Marais lobby bar now through December 15, or online at

The completely renovated hotel aims to evoke the "art de vivre" of the city, delivering a luxury boutique hotel stay to both leisure guests and business travelers.  Located one-half block from Bourbon and Royal Streets, the hotel is situated to the entertainment, dining, shopping and cultural offerings of the city.


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