Category: Louisiana

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2007

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2007

Thousands of musicians and fans will be heading for New Orleans shortly for the city’s premier music event. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2007, or the more simply known ‘Jazz Fest’, will take place from 27th to 29th April and 4th to 6th May 2007. Harry Connick Jr., Rod Stewart, Steely Dan, Norah […]

After Katrina: the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans

After Katrina: the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans

The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans has re-opened after renovations and repairs in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Formerly the city’s Maison Blanche department store, the hotel offers a choice of restaurants and a beautiful courtyard in which you can relax. On  the third floor of the remodeled hotel, a restaurant aptly named  Mélange rather unusually has […]

Windsor Court's new club floors

Windsor Court’s new club floors

The Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans has tailor-made a new level of luxury this past month with the opening of four exclusive club floors. Located on floors 19 to 22, the suites on the club level embody “The Art of Living Well” from their refined décor in a palate of Chinese yellow, Songbird blue […]

Top 20 US restaurants

I sometimes find myself dwelling on hotels and accommodation too much on A Luxury Travel Blog, and don’t pay enough attention to others such as bars, restaurants and the like.   To make up for that, I’m listing the first 20 of Zagat’s current top 100 restaurants (even if they are mostly situated in hotels […]

America’s Top 10 Most Romantic Inns of 2007

Take note if you’re yet to book a stay for Valentines. We’re still only in January, but the the “Top 10 Most Romantic Inns of 2007” as chosen by the guidebook publisher, American Historic Inns, Inc, has been revealed as follows: Adobe & Pines Inn – Taos, NM McMillan Inn – Savannah, GA Magnolia Mansion […]

New Orleans’ first brand new hotel since Hurricane Katrina

Harrah’s New Orleans – the first brand new hotel to open since the devastating Hurricane Katrina – has opened its doors. Bringing you a luxury experience unlike any other, the hotel’s 450 oversized rooms and suites include the finest amenities to ensure the guest experience is second to none. Standard room features include: Marble floor […]

AAA Five Diamond Award winners: Louisiana

AAA Five Diamond Award winners: Louisiana

Just one hotel in Louisiana picked up Five Star Diamond Award status  in the latest  AAA inspection: The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans The hotel is currently closed but expects to re-open in December 2006.

Mustang Sally superyacht

Mustang Sally superyacht

With more than just a hint of the  ‘bigger is better’ mentality, the New Orleans  company Trinity Yachts have constructed the Mustang Sally, a luxury superyacht measuring almost 50 metres in length. With its aluminium hull, three decks and over 1,440 square metres of living boats, this boat is capable of accommodating 10 guests plus […]

New Orleans' W Hotels restored in time for Mardi Gras

New Orleans’ W Hotels restored in time for Mardi Gras

I understand from my good friends at Five Star Alliance that both W Hotels in New Orleans re-opened recently, just in time for Mardi Gras. Both had been shuttered in the wake of Hurricane Katrina following substantial wind and water damage. W New Orleans – French Quarter and W New Orleans have both been restored […]

New Orleans Jazz Fest details emerge

New Orleans Jazz Fest details emerge

I mentioned the New Orleans Jazz Fest a few days ago, but the details then were  a little unknown. More information is now emerging and it’s been revealed that Bob Dylan and Blues legend Fats Domino  will be among the line-up. Rock veteran Elvis Costello, Lionel Richie, Paul Simon,  Keith Urban, Yolanda Adams, the Dave […]

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2006

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2006

Despite Hurricane Katrina’s destruction of New Orleans last year, the 2006 New Orleans Jazz Fest will go ahead. The dates will be 28th-30th April and 5th-7th May 2006, and tickets are already on sale. The exact schedule will be revealed later this month.   Whatever the detail of that, this promises to be a great […]