Hyatt Regency New Orleans is Back!
We are very excited to let our readers know that today marks the official reopening of Hyatt Regency New Orleans – the last piece of the puzzle in New Orleans’ effort to revitalize the city following Hurricane Katrina six years ago.
To celebrate, members of the community came out for an official ribbon cutting led by Jerry Roming, voice of the New Orleans Saints, as Master of Ceremonies, and commenced with remarks from New Orleans Mayor, Mitch Landrieu, as well as Stephen Perry, President/CEO of the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau, and many members of the Hyatt executive team. Check out pictures of the ribbon cutting ceremony below!
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, which underwent a $275 million redesign and revitalization, marks one of the most significant hospitality developments to open in New Orleans in over a decade. The new and improved hotel is located downtown adjacent to the Mercedes Benz Superdome and features 1,193 all-new, strikingly sophisticated guest rooms and suites, 200,000 square feet of state-of-the-art, flexible event space (the most of any in the city) and an impressive selection of culinary offerings including, 8 Block Kitchen & Bar, a 360-seat, full-service restaurant and bar; Vitascope Hall, a media/action bar outfitted with 25 flat-screen TVs; and Borgne, the latest restaurant by Chef John Besh (opening winter 2011). Additional culinary options include a 60-seat Starbucks, open daily to guests and local visitors; Lagniappe Exchange, a 24-hour fresh market and convenience store; Whole Hog Café, featuring award winning barbecue; and Pizza Consegna, a pizza delivery-only program that will prepare and deliver savory, hand-tossed pizzas directly to hotel guests and nearby businesses.
In addition to the official opening, Hyatt Regency New Orleans is continuing its ongoing partnership with Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation with a “A Night to Make It Right” – a charity gala at the hotel hosted by the one and only talk-show host and actress Ellen DeGeneres. Proceeds from the gala will help reach the organization’s goal of building 150 environmentally friendly homes in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward. The gala will take place on March 10, 2012, and we’ll make sure to provide more details as the date nears.