Old Feb 15, 17, 11:02 am
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: SoCal
Programs: UA 1K 2Millon Mile Flyer, IC Spire Royal Ambassador, SPG Gold
Posts: 464
Intercontinental new orleans

Intercontinental New Orleans

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked a standard room on corporate rate and received a Hospitality Suite (formerly known as the Parlor Suite) on the 8th of 15 floors. In the past, I've received larger suites, but this one seems to be the standard for RA's now.

How are the rooms?
The Hospitality Suite is the smallest of the suites, normally located on the corners of each floor. It has a nice living area with its own bathroom, and a separate bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom has a standard tub/shower and feels a little cramped with the door open. The bed was comfortable with a nice assortment of pillows. The work desk was comfortable and there were plenty of power outlets throughout the room.

How is the exec. lounge?
N/A. The former lounge was removed several years ago during a renovation. However, the hotel provides all Ambassadors (not just RA's) with breakfast coupons to be used downstairs at Pete's in the morning. This is a major perk and the breakfast surpasses anything that was previously offered at the club lounge.

Did you receive a welcome gift?
Yes. Standard bottle of red wine and a chocolate Fluer de Lys. A large bottle of Evian water was delivered daily and there was a fruit plate on arrival.

How was the minibar?
Didn't use.

What was good and what was bad?

-Breakfast for Ambassadors
-Friendly staff and efficient check in/out
-Decent gym area and pool (in the summer) on the 15th floor
-5 minute walk north to French Quarter and easy walk south to Wharehouse District restaurants
-St Charles Streetcar stops right in front of hotel and provides access to Garden District and Uptown restaurants

-Internet was very spotty, particularly in the morning.

Value for $ or Priority Club Points?

Would you return?
Yes. It is always a pleasure to stay at the IC New Orleans.
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