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Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel

October 28, 2011 07:14 ET

Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel Celebrates Grand Opening

Luxury Baton Rouge Hotel Opens Doors to Public

BATON ROUGE, LA--(Marketwire - Oct 28, 2011) - Renaissance Hotels celebrated today the official opening of the new 256-room Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel. The opening marks the first newly constructed full service hotel to be built in Baton Rouge in more than 40 years. The new Baton Rouge luxury hotel is also the first Renaissance property to open in the greater Baton Rouge area.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal kicked off the festivities with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, including a host of dignitaries. The opening event culminated that evening with an exclusive gala featuring performances by notable Louisiana musical acts, including members of the LSU Tiger Band, and The Beat, a 10-piece band that lived up to its name by keeping party guests on the dance floor.

Guests were wowed by the Baton Rouge hotel's exquisitely appointed guest rooms, including 63 luxury hotel suites, which are furnished with king or double queen beds, flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations and Aveda bathroom amenities. The Concierge level offers 28 spacious guest rooms with dramatic views, access to the hotel's private Concierge lounge, plush bathrobes and slippers. Additional amenities include room service, valet parking, on-site parking, high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms and a state of the art business center.

Premier among leading Baton Rouge meeting facilities, the hotel offers 13,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space which features a 7,500 sq. ft. ballroom and eight large meeting rooms to accommodate business, leisure and group travelers. Guests can also enjoy a fully equipped fitness center and a courtyard-style outdoor pool including a deck and a nearby fire-on-water infinity fountain.

Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar, the hotel's new casual upscale restaurant, joins a growing number of Baton Rouge restaurants on Bluebonnet Boulevard. The restaurant, which shares its name with the town of Tallulah, Louisiana, serves notable, indigenous cuisine from around the state, and features a house-crafted menu that incorporates local flavors in fresh and unique ways. Chef Andy Papson, the hotel's Executive Chef, oversees the culinary operations of the new Renaissance hotel, as well as Tallulah.

The hotel's exterior design and vibrant interiors owe their distinctive look to Gensler, a global design, planning, and strategic consulting firm, who worked with local art consultant Ann Connelly and her team of artists to create a strong visual impact throughout the hotel that celebrates Louisiana's indigenous art, culture and heritage. From the lobby to the luxury suites, from the meeting rooms to the guest rooms, business and leisure travelers who are passionate in their search for local discoveries will revel in the whimsical beauty that is the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel.

"This project has been years in the making and I am extremely proud and pleased, that with the help of many visionaries and supporters, we were able to deliver such a game-changing hotel property to the people of Baton Rouge," said Mike Wampold, CEO, Wampold Companies.

Renaissance Hotels are known for authentic travel experiences which offer passionate travelers the opportunity to discover local experiences through hotel touchpoints including design, cuisine and distinct amenities.

To book reservations, call 225-215-7000 or book online at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/btrbb-renaissance-baton-rouge-hotel/.

About the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
As one of the top Baton Rouge, Louisiana hotels near LSU, our close proximity to LSU Tiger Stadium, the State Capitol, downtown Baton Rouge and upscale shopping makes this an ideal locale for business guests and group travelers, as well as for weekend getaways and tailgating. Located 1 mile south of Interstate 10 at the corner of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Anselmo Lane, the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel is conveniently situated between the Mall of Louisiana, the area's major regional shopping mall, and Perkins Rowe, a popular upscale lifestyle center.

About Wampold Companies
Wampold Companies (www.wampold.com), founded in 1981 by Mike Wampold, has built a solid reputation of proven performance in the areas of real estate development, construction, major capital renovations and property management. Wampold is the developer/owner of the new 256-room Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel on Bluebonnet Boulevard.

About Davidson Hotels & Resorts
Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Davidson Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, full-service hotel management company that provides management, development/renovation, acquisition, consulting and accounting expertise for the hospitality industry. The company's portfolio encompasses 48 upscale, full-service independent and branded hotels with more than 13,600 rooms across the United States, including such affiliations as Renaissance, Marriott, Hyatt, Westin, Sheraton, Hilton, Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Radisson, Crowne Plaza, Hilton Garden Inn and Courtyard. Additional information on Davidson may be found at www.davidsonhotels.com.

RENAISSANCE HOTELS is an upscale brand with more than 145 properties in 32 countries that speaks to passionate travelers in search of authentic local discoveries when traveling for business or leisure. Renaissance Hotels has recently welcomed several new "gems" to its global collection -- the boutique Renaissance Malmo hotel in Sweden, the historic Stanford Court hotel in San Francisco, the exotic Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino in the Dutch Caribbean, the opulent Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel and the modern Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel. These hotels join a rich portfolio defined by distinctive and well-known icons such as the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, La Concha Renaissance San Juan, Renaissance New York Hotel 57 and Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe. All Renaissance hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. To make reservations and for more information visit www.renaissancehotels.com. Follow Renaissance on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RenaissanceHotels, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RenHotels, and via the RLife blog at www.therenaissancelife.com.

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