Executive rooms come with many special amenities, but even the regular guest rooms here are spacious and well appointed, with contemporary finishes and lots of extras. In a bid to please corporate groups and conventions, expect top-quality service, including a superfast elevator system. In the lobby, a fountain sets a tropical tone, and a Starbucks is a popular meeting spot. A nice balance of Creole and Cajun-style dishes is served in the airy second-floor Roux Bistro.
One of the great downtown eateries, the Palace Café, is right across Canal Street.