New Orleans

Despite an airport delay at JFK, I was still in good spirits when I arrived at the New Orleans airport.  It was my first time in Louisiana and I had high expectations for my stay.

I received a warm welcome from the Loews New Orleans bellman and front desk manager who greeted me with the same enthusiasm as imagine they would had it been two in the afternoon.  I was given the keys to my room on the 20th floor and directed towards the elevators.  As I opened the door to my home-away-from-home, I gave way to a sigh of relief.  My room looked so comfortable and inviting – just what I needed at the end of a long day of work and travel.  The large windows at the far end of the room immediately peeked my interest, so I dropped my bags by the bed and took a glimpse of my view.  I didn’t have a sense of the city layout yet, but I could quickly place Riverwalk and the Audubon Aquarium, both adjacent to the Mississippi River. Wow, this is breathtaking.  

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After a very comfortable first night of sleep, I woke up early to get ahead of some work emails prior to heading out on my New Orleans adventure.  Okay, fine, I perused the home furnishing offering on One King’s Lane, too.  I was so settled on the couch in my room that I decided to treat myself to room service.  I typically never order room service when at a hotel, but there is something about having breakfast delivered right to your door that feels so indulgent and special.  The waffle with sinfully delicious syrup arrived in no time, and I was thrilled to eat in the comfort of my robe in my sprawling room.  I could get used to this…

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As I prepared for my day on the town, I stopped by the Concierge desk to pick up a map and ask about lunch recommendations in the Quarter.  After receiving several great suggestions from the Loews employee, I ducked into the lounge to plan out my first few hours of sightseeing.  Once I was organized, I put on my sunglasses and headed out the door to conquer the French Quarter by foot!

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