New Wyndham Hotel Franchise Opens in New Orleans
July 21, 2010 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN), today announced its continued expansion in Louisiana with the opening of the 170-room Wyndham Garden® Hotel Baronne Plaza New Orleans.
Located at 201 Baronne Street in the city's National Historic Lower Central Business District, the new Wyndham® hotel, built in 1931, was completely renovated in 2009 and still features the building's original Art Deco stone and granite façade.
The hotel is just 12 miles from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, within minutes of Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and only one block from the famous French Quarter, home to countless jazz clubs, restaurants and entertainment venues.
"Few cities possess the historical significance, heritage and unique spirit that exist in New Orleans," said Jeff Wagoner, president of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts. "We are proud to welcome the newest Wyndham offering in one of America's most beloved travel destinations -- with its great location, personalized services and classic New Orleans style, the Wyndham Garden Hotel Baronne Plaza is a wonderful addition to the growing Wyndham family and in serving visitors to this unique and vibrant city."
Upon entering the hotel, its spacious lobby reveals original marble floors, stately columns, stained-glass skylights and beautiful sitting areas, including a library lounge indicative of 1930s New Orleans. Guests have access to a complimentary on-site fitness facility, business center and their choice of secure garage parking or valet parking. A shuttle service provided by the city of New Orleans offers an easy and convenient way for guests to get to and from the airport during their stay.
Each of the spacious guest rooms features pillow-topped mattresses with goose down bedding; 32-inch, high-definition flat screen televisions; complimentary, high-speed wireless Internet access; ergonomic chairs and spacious work desks; coffee makers; and clock radios equipped with MP3 connections. Bathrooms are elegantly appointed with granite countertops, massaging showerheads and Bath and Body Works® True Blue® Spa amenities. Children 12 years old and younger stay free when with an adult.
Guests can enjoy the hotel's lobby-level café for light fare and quick-serve selections available throughout the day or enjoy a leisurely meal at Yokohama Sushi.
The hotel offers 5,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a 3,500-square-foot ballroom ideal for accommodating small groups or large meetings of up to 390 guests. Some of the city's top attractions, including the Mississippi River, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, historic Jackson Square and the French Market District, are just a short walk or drive from the hotel.
The new Wyndham hotel joins three Wyndham hotels in serving guests visiting New Orleans: the 202-room Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans, the 93-room The Whitney - A Wyndham Hotel and the 251-room Chateau Bourbon, A Wyndham Hotel.
All Wyndham Hotels and Resorts guests can take advantage of Wyndham ByRequest®, the brand's guest recognition program, offering complimentary benefits including free high-speed Internet access, choice of welcome snack and beverage, preferred pillow type, express check-in, guaranteed late check-out, local and long-distance calls, best available room upon arrival, photocopies, faxes and online receipts.
Wyndham ByRequest members also earn Wyndham Rewards® points, which can be redeemed for complimentary hotel stays, airline tickets, name-brand merchandise and dining and shopping gift cards, among other options. In lieu of points, members may elect to earn airline or rail miles with a variety of carriers.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC and its affiliates, subsidiaries of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offer upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, China and the Caribbean. All Wyndham hotels are either franchised or managed by the company or managed through a joint-venture partner.