From its glittering lobby to each beautiful, traditionally furnished guest room, one of the truly iconic New Orleans hotels offers a grand experience. A downtown anchor for more than a century, the hotel was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Its glam is back, the legendary Sazerac Bar is a top spot for cocktails, and the Blue Room serves a sumptuous Sunday jazz brunch. There's a 12,000-square-foot world-class European spa and fitness center as well. Also attached
is the great John Besh restaurant, Domenica.