Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has opened its first Aloft brand hotel in New Orleans in a historic building in the city’s central business district. Aloft New Orleans Downtown features 188 loft-like rooms, as well as event space.
“We are thrilled to introduce the Aloft brand, with its distinct design aesthetic, buzzing social scene and innovative offerings, to the vibrant city of New Orleans,” said Brian McGuinness, senior vice president, Specialty Select Brands for Starwood. “Gaining growth momentum in markets worldwide, Aloft continues to build global buzz as we near 100 hotels worldwide.”
Located at 225 Baronne Street, Aloft New Orleans Downtown is within walking distance to Bourbon Street, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the many jazz clubs and bars in the French Quarter. The property features the WXYZ® bar, up-and-coming live musical acts, an outdoor splash pool, 24-hour fitness center, free Wi-Fi and 2,500 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space. The mixed-use building also includes residences on floors 18 through 30.