The Fairmont New Orleans

123 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Nightly Rates: ( 95.00 - 1,695.00 )
4 Star

Property Description

First as the Grunewald, then as The Roosevelt and now The Fairmont New Orleans, the legendary hotel has created an enduring tradition of hospitality in New Orleans. The tradition began in 1893, when the Grunewald Hotel, a 200-room, six-story hotel named for owner Louis Grunewald, opened on Baronne Street near the fabled French Quarter. Grunewald added a 400-room, 14-story annex in 1908, now the hotel's main entrance. He also opened what is believed to be America's first nightclub. Called The Cave, this subterranean supper club featured waterfalls, stalactites and chorus girls dancing to Dixieland jazz. The hotel was later sold to a syndicate of New Orleans business leaders who renamed the hotel The Roosevelt in honour of Theodore Roosevelt. During this period, the hotel acquired the rights to the Ramos Gin Fizz, as well as the Sazerac Cocktail, a creation of The Fairmont New Orleans' Sazerac Restaurant and Bar. During its reign as The Roosevelt, the hotel flourished under the leadership of owner and general manager, Seymour Weiss. Weiss was an elegant Cajun who became friends with famed politician Huey P. Long. Long established his campaign headquarters in the hotel and moved in shortly after winning the election. Governor Long spent so much time at the hotel, Louisiana lore has it that he even built a 90-mile highway directly from the state capital in Baton Rouge to The Roosevelt. Even today, a right turn upon leaving the hotel will put you on Highway 61 straight to Baton Rouge. The Roosevelt became known as The Fairmont New Orleans in 1965. The Fairmont New Orleans continued the tradition of a grand hotel, pampering its guests with gracious hospitality. Adding to its already colourful history, the hotel served as the inspiration for Arthur Hailey's best-selling novel Hotel. Employees at the hotel during that era remembered Hailey taking copious notes throughout the hotel and could even identify some of the characters written about in the novel.


· AM/FM Alarm Clock
· Babysitting/Child Services
· Bar/Lounge
· Barber/Beauty Shop
· Business Center
· Concierge
· 24 Hour Front Desk
· Handicapped Rooms/Facilities
· Express Checkout
· Hairdryers Available
· Modem Lines in Room
· Meeting/Banquet Facilities
· No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
· No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
· Free Newspaper
· Pets Allowed
· Pool
· Parking
· Restaurant
· Room Service
· Safe Deposit Box
· Shops/Commercial Services
· Fitness Center or Spa
· Tennis
· Television with Cable
· Laundry/Valet Services

Room Information

Moderate Room
Moderate Rooms: These are our smallest rooms, perfect for the single traveler. The rooms offer all common amenities as well as an arm chair. Bed Type: one King, one Queen or one Double bed Size: approximately 250 sq. ft. View: Limited or obstructed view

Fairmont Room
Fairmont rooms are ideal for a couple or business traveler. Bed Type: One King, one Queen or two Double beds Size: approximately 375 - 415 sq. ft. View: Limited or obstructed view
Executive Suite
Executive Suites offer spacious accommodations with a King bed and connected sitting area with a sofa and overstuffed chairs. Bed Type: one King or one Queen bed Size: 525 sq. ft. View: Limited or obstructed view
Residential Suite
Residential Suites consist of a bedroom and separate living area with overstuffed chairs and marble top dining table for four. These suites have one full bathroom in the bedroom section. There is also enough space to host a reception of about 20 people and a second bedroom can be added for guests wanting a two bedroom suite. Bed Type: one King, one Queen or two Double beds Size: from 450 to 640 sq. ft. View: City view
Hospitality Suite
The elegant Hospitality Suites are comprised of a king-bedded bedroom with full marble bathroom featuring soaking tub and separate shower stalls. There is also vast living area with separate powder room. Receptions of up to 50 people can be held in the living section. Bed Type: one King bed Size: approximately 750 sq. ft. View: Interior courtyard
Specialty Suite
Specialty Suites contain a large bedroom and separate luxurious living room. Mostly used for hospitality purposes, some feature two full bathrooms. Bed Type: one King bed Size: from 900 to 1300 sq. ft. View: Interior courtyard
Deluxe Room
Located throughout the hotel, Deluxe Rooms are spacious guest rooms with a sleeping and sitting area all in one large room. They offer a small table with a couple of chairs. Popular with families. Beds: 1 Double or 2 Doubles Size: 475 sq. ft. View: City or interior courtyard view

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Miscellaneous Information

· American Dollars is the native currency.
· Check in time is 4:00pm
· Check out time is 1:00pm
· Time Zone is Central
· Opened in 1893
· Renovated in All guest-rooms and suites, public areas, meeting rooms, restaurant and bars were completely restored in November 1998.
· 700 rooms.
· 0 suites.
· 12 floors.


-From the airport, follow signs that lead to Interstate 10-East. -Once on I-10 East, travel through suburb of Metairie. -Follow all signs that lead to the New Orleans Business District, I-10 East. -Continue to follow Business District signs until one that says 1-10 East to Slidell. -Follow that sign to exit 234-B (on left) This is Poydras Street exit. -Go straight down Poydras. After eight traffic signals turn left on O'Keefe St. -Follow O'Keefe four blocks (it will turn into University Place. -Hotel is on right. Moisant International Airport Kenner, LA Tel: (504)464-0831 Distance to hotel: 13 miles Driving Time: 25-35 minutes Approximate cab fare: $21 two people Shuttle service from airport: Airport Shuttle every 5 minutes, $10 per person, one way

-Follow 1-10 East from Slidell into New Orleans. -Exit at 234 B Poydras/Superdome. -Follow Poydras to Eight Signal Lights to O'Keefe. -Turn Left. Hotel is located four blocks on right.

-Follow I-10 West. -Exit at 235 B Canal Street. -Turn Right on Canal, travel eight blocks. -Turn right on Baronne Street (back door of hotel is on right). -Turn right on Common and right on University Place. -Main entrance is on the right.

Located on Baronne Street between Canal and Common Streets, one block from the French Quarter. Built in 1893, The Fairmont New Orleans is a magnificently restored hotel in the heart of the city's business district, and a short walk to the convention centre and thriving riverfront.

Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl Airport: 13mi/ Driving time approx 25-35min

Guarantee Policy

Credit Card Guarantee required upon booking.**For SPECIAL EVENTS: Within 60 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF FULL STAY TAKEN on credit card. See XCL policy for dates

Cancellation Policy

72HRS prior to arrival *EXCEPT: Dec31/04-Jan3/05; For 2005: Feb4-8, Apr8-10, Apr22-24, Apr29-May1, Jul1-3, Sep18-22, Oct22-25, Oct29-31, Nov14-17, Nov25-27 *XCL=60DAYS prior to arrival, NONREFUND FullStay charged

Restaurant Information

Sazerac Grill

Open Daily 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. With views of The Fairmont's opulent lobby, this renowned dining room has been updated to reflect a more contemporary, bistro-style setting with original wooden flooring, crisp wall coverings and white tablecloths. Guests can start their day with a delectable breakfast menu and heart-healthy buffet. Lunch and dinner feature many of The Sazerac's signature dishes such as: Lobster bisque, Fairmont Salad, Creole Bouillabaisse, along with grilled fresh seafood and meats, pasta creations, creative salads, appetizers and tempting desserts.

Sazerac Bar

Open Daily from 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. This world-renowned historic bar features America's first cocktail, the Sazerac, along with the famous Ramos Gin Fizz, cocktails, wines and champagnes by the glass, light afternoon lunch and snacks / hors d'oeuvres.

Fairmont Court Bar

Open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. The Fairmont Court Bar offers a warm and intimate setting where guests can relax and enjoy a cocktail or drink. Featuring ceiling high mirrors, Impressionist murals and polished brass accents, it is the perfect place to gather with friends and associates. Cocktails and appetizer menu, live jazz band entertainment on weekend evenings.

In-Room Dining

24-hours room service available. Modified menu available from 10:00pm to early morning.

Meeting Facility

Imperial Ballroom

The Imperial Ballroom: Nearly 19,000 sq ft. Comfortably seats 1,800 banquet style, or 2,500 for an elegant reception and 2,800 theatre style.

International ballroom

The International Ballroom: A spectacular gold eagle rising behind the podium - the 13,776 square foot International Ballroom is ideal for a variety of important events, from receptions and banquets to conferences.

The Blue Room

The Blue Room: The historic Blue Room, formerly the hotel's famous nightclub, captures the imagination as well as the nostalgia from a bygone era and is a memorable backdrop to any function.

Gold Room

The Gold Room: The 1,440 square-foot Gold Room is ideal for a 100-guest banquet, a 125-guest reception, or a theatre-style meeting for 60. The Gold Room can also be joined with the Rex Room to increase its dimensions.

Tulane Room

Tulane Room: Located on the second level, the 405 square-foot Tulane and Loyola Rooms, and the 570 square-foot Mayor's Chamber are perfect for gatherings of 25 - 45 guests.

Recreation Information


Nearest 18 hole golf course (504) 393-1010 Lakewood, 15 minute drive (504) 391- 8018 English Turn, 20 minute drive (TBA) Oakwood Country Club, 20 minute drive (504) 483-9396 City Park Golf Club, 15 minute drive


Two outdoor courts Free use of hotel tennis racquets Must purchase (or bring) own tennis balls

Area Attractions

Aquarium of the Americas

The aquarium is about a 10-minute walk, (approx. 3/4 mile) from The Fairmont New Orleans On-site Attractions: Five distinct exhibits involving major water systems of North, South, and Central Americas. Rates: Aquarium admission is $13 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+) and $3.25 for children (2-12). Children under age two are free. For more information, call 565-3033 or log onto:

Harrah's Casino

Harrah's New Orleans - A Jazz casino Located 5 blocks from Fairmont New Orleans 512 South St. Peter Street Visit

French Quarter

SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS: LOWER FRENCH QUARTER AND FAUBOURG MARIGNY French Market Originally an Indian trading post, later a bustling open-air market under the French and Spanish, the French Market now contains shops, offices, and eating places. This complex of renovated buildings, which extends several blocks along Decatur and North Peters streets, has always figured strongly in the life of the city. You'll enjoy exploring them not only from the street but also from the flagstone areas alongside and behind the buildings. On weekends there are usually street performers and musicians enlivening the outdoor areas of the market. Although the Farmer's Market section of the French Market blends in well with the ensemble, the two open-air sheds that comprise it and the Community Flea Market were built more recently, in 1936 as part of a Works Progress Administration project. Since then farmers from the New Orleans area have pulled their trucks up to the loading bays here and offered their produce for sale. If you arrive very early in the morning, you are likely to see some of the better-known chefs in the city culling through the baskets and cartons of fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, and seasonings and ordering for their restaurants. Latrobe Park, a small recreational area within the French Market, honours Benjamin Latrobe, designer of the city's first waterworks. A modern statue in the park evoking the machinery used in the waterworks marks the spot where Latrobe's invention once stood. Sunken seating, fountains, and greenery make this a lovely spot to relax with a drink served from a kiosk nearby

Imax Theatre

The wonder of nature is magnified at the Entergy IMAX® Theatre, where bigger-than-life adventures illustrate the world's most advanced motion picture technology. The nation's first IMAX to be located at an Aquarium, the theatre uses superior sound and in-your-face imagery to complement nature themes advanced by the Aquarium of the Americas and other Audubon Institute facilities. Located at the foot of Canal Street at the river. Phone: 1-800-774-7394 Entergy IMAX® Theatre Ticket Prices: $7.75 adults, $6.75 seniors, $5 children under 12. IMAX®/Aquarium of the Americas Combination Prices: $17.25 adults, $14.00 seniors, $10.50 children under 12. Showtimes are every hour, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily. Call (504) 581-IMAX or 1-800-774-7394 for tickets or more information. Located at the Aquarium of the Americas, foot of Canal Street at the river in New Orleans.

Louisiana Superdome

Located: approx. 6 blocks away from the Fairmont New Orleans 15 - 20 minutes walk or 5+ minutes drive. Superbowl 2002 Jan 24-Jan 27, 2002 Address: Sugar Bowl Drive New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 Telephone: (504) 587-3800


D-Day Museum Located at 945 Magazine St., 12 blocks from the hotel. Open 7 days a week, 9:00am to 5:00pm except on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day and Mardi Gras Admission: Adults - $7.00, Seniors (65+) - $6.00, Children (5 - 17) - $5.00, Children (under 5) - Free Website: New Orleans Museum of Art Located at One Collins C. Diboll Circle (a short cab ride away in the northern part of the city) Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Website:

New Orleans Botanical Garden

Location: The garden entrance is located at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters on Victory Avenue in City Park behind the New Orleans Museum of Art and across Victory Avenue from the City Park Tennis Center. Hours of operation: Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00am to 4:30pm Closed on Mondays Admission prices: Adults (over 12): $3.00, Children (5 to 12): $1.00, Children (under 5): Free For more information, call or log onto:

Riverboat Cruise

Natchez Company offers day and evening riverboat cruises, with or without a meal on board. The cruises lasts for 2 hours: Day Cruise - Departures at 11:30am or 1:30pm Evening Dinner/Jazz Cruise departs at 7pm and returns at 9pm. Reservation Options: Call the concierge at the hotel or Call Natchez Gray Line at 1-800-233-2628 or 504-586-8777 extension 414 for individual or extension 480 for groups. Reserve on-line at

Riverwalk Marketplace

The "River Walk" area is about 8 blocks from The Fairmont New Orleans, or about a 10 to 15 minute walk. New Orleans Riverwalk Marketplace #1 Poydras Street - Suite 101 Phone: 504-522-1555 Conveniently connected to the Convention Centre and neighbouring the Aquarium of the Americas, Riverwalk is the home of 120 stores, restaurants and one-of-a-kind pushcarts, filled with the best gifts, tastes and styles in New Orleans. On the Mississippi River at Poydras, Canal and Julia Streets. Open Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm and Sunday 11am-7pm. Restaurants, bars and stores may open early and close late. For more information, call 504-522-1555.

"Must-dos" in New Orleans

Some fun things to do during your visit; all within either walking distance to the destination or points of origination. -Visit the Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Zoo -Shop at Royal Street's Antique Shops and Galleries -Take the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar through the Garden District and University Section -Take the Mississippi River Ferry and visit the Mardi Gras World Tour -Enjoy Beignets and a Café au Lait at Café Du Monde -Shop at The French Market and Flea Market -Enjoy the catholic mass at St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest Cathedral in North America (founded in 1720) -Visit the St. Louis cemetery on Esplanade Street -Visit the artists around Jackson Square -Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez -Visit the D-Day museum

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