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Four Seasons New Orleans Debuts in the Crescent City


The 341 rooms and suites at Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans feature a Zen-inspired design and floor-to-ceiling windows with River and City views.

Rising above the mighty Mississippi River in the heart of one of America’s most beloved cities, Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans is now open. Designed by legendary modernist architect Edward Durell Stone and transformed by Four Seasons, the hotel provides the perfect gateway from which to access the vibrant culture of the Crescent City.

The 341 rooms and suites at Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans is where these elements come together as a place of Zen within the buzz of the Big Easy. The hotel’s 280 guest rooms range from 438 to 571 square feet each and feature floor-to-ceiling windows with river and city views.

“New Orleans is a destination that has long been on our wish list,” says Christian Clerc, president of global operations for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “We could not be more excited to introduce Four Seasons to this incredible community and to share an authentic and memorable New Orleans experience with guests from near and far. The transformation of this truly iconic building is stunning and serves as a wonderful addition to Four Seasons portfolio of exceptional properties.” 

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Opened August 17, 2021, Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans is set along the curve of the Mississippi River. Designed by legendary modernist architect Edward Durell Stone and transformed by Four Seasons, the hotel provides the perfect gateway from which to access the vibrant culture of the Crescent City.

A New Destination for Dining and Drinking, NOLA Style

In a city that continues to make its mark as one of America’s most renowned culinary destinations, Four Seasons has partnered with acclaimed local chefs to introduce all-new restaurant concepts celebrating the South, as well as a spectacular lobby.

The experience begins at Chandelier Bar, a glamorous meeting spot that spills into the hotel’s main entrance and lobby and out onto a garden patio. Beverage manager Hadi Ktiri’s inventive drinks menu is stirred, shaken, muddled, and poured beneath the 15,000-piece light and glass installation that gives the bar its name, while live music is offered year-round, showcasing some of New Orleans’ most talented artists.

The atmosphere extends further into Miss River, a “love letter to Louisiana” presented by acclaimed New Orleans chef Alon Shaya on the lobby level. The ingredient-driven menu offers a fresh take on New Orleans classics with bold and familiar flavors.

Opening this fall, award-winning chef, Donald Link, is honoring his Louisiana heritage in his newest concept, Chemin a la Mer. Exemplifying its meaning, “pathway to the sea,” the enticing menu of steaks and seafood is a combination of local fare executed with French techniques, set against panoramic views of the Mississippi. 

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The rooms and suites designed by Bill Rooney Studio have a light and airy feel, with a palette of clean whites and pale greys accentuated with white-washed oak furnishings, textured fabrics and wall treatments and, above every bed, a striking tri-panel plaster relief depicting the South’s signature scent, the magnolia. 

This fall, the hotel will open its crescent-shaped rooftop swimming pool surrounded by inviting lounge chairs, four private cabanas, and Mississippi River views; a 24/7 fitness center conceived by Harley Pasternak; and The Spa, where spa director Toni Sullivan’s team of highly trained therapists will customize treatments to get guests looking good and feeling good.

Complementing the world-class design throughout the hotel is a carefully curated art collection featuring local artists and those inspired by the city. Set within indoor and outdoor observation decks on the hotel’s 33rd and 34th floors is a state-of-the-art cultural exhibit designed to honor, celebrate, and share stories of the diverse cultures that converged to create the magic that is New Orleans.

Events at Four Seasons

The hotel offers 29,000 square feet of event space that offer modern river-view ballrooms with no pillars or other obstructions offer a beautiful setting for grand celebrations. Open-air venues include an Event Garden and the sky-high Observation Deck with panoramic views in all directions.

Living at Four Seasons

In addition to Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans, the landmark 34-storey World Trade Center is home to 92 fully serviced Four Seasons Private Residences. Residents enjoy access to all hotel facilities including the spa, fitness center, rooftop pool deck, expansive indoor/outdoor event spaces, Chandelier Bar, and signature restaurants.

About The Author

Julie is the co-founder of Well Defined and a longtime influencer and advocate in the wellness world. Along with her work at Well Defined, she is an executive recruiter and marketing specialist for Hutchinson Consulting. She is also a consultant and content strategist for numerous wellness brands. She is the former editor-in-chief and publisher of American Spa and was named a 2019 Folio Top Woman in Media in the Industry Trailblazers category and a 2018 winner of ISPA’s Innovate Award. She is also a seasoned journalist, specializing in spa, travel, health, fitness, wellness, sustainability, and beauty. She has been published in Departures,, E! Online,, Insider’s Guide to Spas, Luxury Travel Advisor, Marin Magazine, Ocean Home, Smart Meetings, Spa Asia, and Travel Agent.