All of the hotel’s 700 rooms underwent a complete facelift, with modernized interiors that convey a new and lighter feel. Lighter tones and more effective use of natural light are vibrant improvements while local accents such as carpeting designed with iconic wrought iron shapes and framed vintage skeleton keys are beloved nods to old New Orleans. Full-scale changes such as all new carpeting, furniture, lighting fixtures in guest rooms and hallways have completely revitalized this grand hotel which dates back to 1852. Meeting spaces and hallways were also refinished with new carpeting, paint and wallpaper. The lobby features three dimensional maps of the City of New Orleans by noted artist Gregor Turk and are an interesting and fun way for visitors to learn their way around the Big Easy.