Luxury baby boomer travelers headed to New Orleans need look no farther than the impeccable grandeur and luxury found at the city’s Windsor Court Hotel.
Located in the popular Central Business District, and just a stones throw from the historic French Quarter, the Windsor Court Hotel is the only hotel in New Orleans, and in all of Louisiana, to receive both Forbes Four Stars (formerly Mobil) and AAA Four Diamonds Awards.
The Windsor Court hotel just received a $22 million restoration which is certain to carry on its position as the primary choice for the most discriminating New Orleans travelers, from world leaders and royalty to professional athletes, business leaders and other celebrities.
More than 80% of the property’s accommodations are suites, and in addition to its heralded service, atmosphere and amenities, the Windsor Court is also home to a unique and extensive art collection that features works by artists such as Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Huysman.
We enjoyed a taste of the Windsor Court’s heralded service after we finished our two day visit and moved to visit another hotel property.
We weren’t in the other hotel for more than 10 minutes before we realized that we were not going to be able to give the new hotel a good review. Rather than write a bad review, we called the Windsor Court and asked if we might move back.
With a large convention in town, the Windsor Court moved heaven and earth to again accommodate us for another two nights. Thanks Windsor Court! Most hotels would not have worked so hard to make that happen.
We enjoyed a “Full Suite” which offered us 800 sq. ft. of space, two flat-screen televisions, a butler’s pantry, large dressing and vanity area, Italian marble bath, complimentary Internet, iHome docking stations, and french doors offering privacy between the bedroom and living room.
Further, the rooms and suites also offer upgraded amenities, such as: Frette linens; oversized Molton Brown bath products; personalized evening turndown service; Keurig coffee makers; plush terry robes and slippers; and state-of-the-art electronics, and jack pack connections that allow guests to seamlessly connect their personal technology to the TV via various ports with cables available upon request.
We were in town speaking on a panel at the AARP National Convention so we found ourselves very busy and unable to enjoy many of the hotel’s wonderful features.
Nonetheless, you should know that the hotel also features a 4-Star/4-Diamond restaurant called The Grill Room with nightly New Orleans Jazz and Adult Contemporary music, a brand new spa, a beautiful outdoor pool, and even the city’s best, authentic afternoon teas in Le Salon.
We will always remember the hotel re-accommodating us when we called from a disappointing hotel (see above).
Our room evoked a definite WOW the minute we walked through the door.
We loved the nightly music in the lobby.
Watching the sunrise, and the barges chugging up the Mississippi River from our window.
The beds are so comfy, you won’t want to get out of bed in the morning.
I had my very first Sazerac in the Polo Club Lounge. The Sazerac is a New Orleans tradition made from a combination of cognac, absinthe or herbsaint, and Peychaud’s Bitters. Yum!
Well, I hope you have picked up on our love for this hotel. When we again visit New Orleans, one of the first places we are certain to call for reservations will be the Windsor Court Hotel. We highly recommend it, and are certain that you too will have a wonderful, luxury experience.
Bio: The Roaming Boomers is a luxury travel blog spotlighting experience, adventure, learning and exploration. David and Carol Porter, Michigan natives who retired to Scottsdale, started the project in 2008 after the market collapse took away almost half of the savings they’d carefully put together to be able to retire at age 50.
The couple combined their years of entrepreneurship with a love of travel and set off to see if they could build success. The Roaming Boomers do occasionally accept free lodging, food and other gifts, but disclose that in their posts. They hope to build an audience of Baby Boomers who join them vicariously on their adventures. But they also hope to instill their love of travel so that the coming bubble of 79 million Boomers will join them.