SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

October 13, 2014 14:50 ET

The Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel Designs Getaways Inspired by Local Culture

Guests See Ghosts, Swamps and More With the Hotel's New "Friday Night LIVE" Package

NEW ORLEANS, LA--(Marketwired - Oct 13, 2014) - Visitors to New Orleans generally have a shortlist of attractions to see, from Bourbon Street to the House of Blues. But for those who want to experience the heart and soul of the city, the Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel has a different itinerary. Its brand-new Friday Night LIVE package combines boutique hotel accommodations with a choice of expertly curated Friday night activities. And the result is one of the most exciting hotel deals to appear in downtown New Orleans.

The package begins with a complimentary upgrade (subject to availability) at check-in. Whether guests stay in one of the 268 guest rooms or four luxurious French Quarter hotel suites, the spirit of the city is palpable. Floors are named after jazz legends, and the recently renovated rooms feature artwork by local photographers as well as marble bathrooms, spacious desks, inviting bedding and flat-screen televisions.

After settling in, guests can head downstairs where adventure awaits in one of three available Friday-night experiences. Visitors can choose from a Haunted Tour (voodoo, vampire or ghost), a Louisiana Swamp Tour (via covered tour boat) or a City Segway Tour. Meticulously composed by the hotel's own RLife Navigator, each tour reveals a side of the city usually reserved for locals. And that kind of insider access makes the Friday Night LIVE package one of the best French Quarter hotel deals around.

Whether travelers opt to hunt for ghosts or battle alligators, they can look forward to reliving their experiences over cocktails and conversation back at the hotel's MiLa Bar. Located in the hotel's main lobby, this plush cocktail bar complements MiLa, a local hot spot that relies on French techniques and local produce to prepare reimagined Southern fare. Using their package's $20 credit, guests can nosh on drinks and dishes like coconut shrimp beignets, blue crab Cobb salad and lamb burgers.

Considering New Orleans' penchant for late nights, not to mention the French Quarter hotel's sleep-in-worthy guest rooms, it's a good thing that the package also includes breakfast for two and late checkout at 3 p.m.

Available on Friday nights through December 27, 2014, the Friday Night LIVE package starts at $159 per night. Travelers may use the promotional code 63R when booking online or by phone at 1-800-834-7282. For more information, please visit http://www.marriott.com/specials/mesOffer.mi?marrOfferId=895755&displayLink=true#terms.

About the Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel
Situated in the French Quarter near Canal Street, the Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel affords visitors an enviable location in the heart of the city. But while attractions like the National WWII Museum and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas reside only steps away from the hotel, guests have just as many reasons to stay on property. The recently renovated accommodations pay tribute to the hotel's impressive pedigree -- it was originally built in 1925 -- while simultaneously offering features that speak to modern travelers. A stylish lobby invites guests to relax over drinks with friends, guest rooms showcase local art and clean-lined luxury and nine meeting rooms (named after jazz greats) welcome conferences, weddings and events with boutique service and style. Other amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a fitness center and MiLa, the acclaimed restaurant and lounge.

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