Hilton Garden Inn Wraps Renovation in New Orleans

The Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter/CBD has completed a $3.5 million renovation encompassing its lobby and guest rooms, the latter of which were updated with new furniture, carpet, bathrooms and halls, owner Carey Watermark Investors Inc. (CWI) announced last week.

“It is encouraging that we have a great partner in CWI who continues to show confidence in the New Orleans market,” Gary Gutierrez, president of HRI Lodging, the hotel’s operator, said in a statement. “The renovation positions the hotel to take advantage of the high demand generated by the multitude of annual special events in the city.”

Updates to the Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter/CBD — which has 155 guest rooms and approximately 2,000 square feet of meeting space — are part of the Hilton Garden Inn brand’s Project Grow program, which features a nature-inspired design in all guest rooms and public areas, and seeks to make the lobby a destination of interaction for guests to both work and relax.

New lobby features that tie in to the Project Grow initiative include open flow for guest interaction, signature pendant lighting and lanterns, planters with live interior plants, signature garden carts and garden tables showcasing the hotel’s food and beverage offerings, communal breakfast and bar tables, and signature artwork that’s exclusive to Hilton Garden Inn.

“The goal of Project Grow is to make our lobby a place where people can work and relax together in the same common area,” said General Manager Kristi Taglauer. “The open design and new amenities encourage interaction between guests, and the garden décor reflects the Hilton Garden Inn’s identity as a brand.”

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