Take a first look inside this brand new luxury hotel in New Orleans

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The Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans is more than a hotel opening for the city. For the people of New Orleans, it’s a beacon of progress and continued recovery, delivered in the form of a 34-story luxury property that overlooks the Mississippi River.



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Originally built in 1967 as the International Trade Mart by Modernist architect Edward Durell Stone, the iconic tower was more commonly known as the World Trade Center – named in 1968. The once important office building was unoccupied for a decade before undergoing more than a half-billion dollar three-year renovation.



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The compass-shaped tower is built with four sections that align with the cardinal points of north, south, east and west – a tribute to navigation on the river. The Chandelier Bar serves as the centerpiece, anchored in the lobby where patrons sip cocktails under the personalized chandelier made from 15,000 Bohemian crystals. “The glittering and reflective movement of the chandelier creates a layered ambiance in a room that is subdivided by screens made of oak, iron and selected artwork,” says Bill Rooney of Bill Rooney Studio, who designed the interiors of the hotel.



a chair sitting in front of a building: the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans is more than a hotel opening for the city.  For the people of New Orleans, it's a beacon of progress and continued recovery, delivered in the form of a 34-story luxury property that overlooks the Mississippi River.


© Christian Horan
The Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans is more than a hotel opening for the city. For the people of New Orleans, it’s a beacon of progress and continued recovery, delivered in the form of a 34-story luxury property that overlooks the Mississippi River.

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And because it’s New Orleans, the taste offerings are plentiful. Designed by London-based Alexander Waterworth Interiors, the lobby-level restaurant, Miss River, is run by beloved local chef Alon Shaya of Uptown’s Saba. The salt-crusted snapper is served at the table and meant to be shared, as is the sculpted whole buttermilk fried chicken. A “imbibe cart” slowly circles the scalloped tiled floor where the waiters serve glasses of champagne or offer an after-dinner digestif.



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Each of the 341 rooms (also designed by Bill Rooney Studio) is a serene room with a cool palette of pale whites and grays. Modern mid-century white oak furniture complements the flap walls, and beds are dressed in Four Seasons linens and set against a wall relief of carved Magnolia blossoms, and Carrara marble bathrooms have large soaking tubs oval. “The guest room is formed by references found in nature. With hints of local culture and influenced by the patterns found in the gardens of New Orleans,” says Rooney.

The crescent-shaped rooftop pool, beauty studio spa and fitness center, and Chef Donald Link’s Chemin à la Mer restaurant will open this fall. foursaisons.com; double starting at $ 375.

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