Saturday, October 25, 2008

Aristolife: W New Orleans

If you are ever in New Orleans, you should visit the W Hotel in New Orleans located on Poydras. The W is a high end chain of hotels located in select cities around the country and world. The rates are ridiculously expensive, but you don't have to stay there to enjoy some of the great restaurants and nightlife offered inside the hotel. As soon as you walk in, it is as if you have stepped out of New Orleans and into Manhattan, NYC.
This the lounge area within the hotel. There is a small bar and computers located in this area where guests and patrons may mix and mingle. This is also where "Whiskey Blue" is located (pictured above). Whiskey Blue is the chain's bar and it features, sofas and other seating areas, a great bar, and live (or DJ) music. On your next trip down to the Big Easy, you should save a night for the grown and sexy. It is a great alternative to Bourbon Street.

Another view of the lounge area in front of the Whiskey Blue within the W New Orleans.


Brant said...

I have been there, and this place is definitely not your typical hotel lounge in the South. It is very posh, and the vibes and music puts you in a "New York state of mind." It's in a pretty good location, away from the craziness of Bourbon Street. It's a only a couple of blocks away from the arts district, which is often overlooked in Nola. I can't wait to go back!

The CPA Doc said...

I've traveled all over the world and have stayed in the best of the best in hotels. I'll agree with you that the W is where it's at. In Asia, in particular, most every American hotel chain looks like this. The Asian ones even take it up a notch. But since I can't just jet set to Asia whenever I feel like it, the W is just fine..LOL You're giving me an idea here.... :-)