Re-opening on November 1, 2005; Expects Demand for
Accommodations from the Insurance and
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 15, 2005 - The Windsor Court Hotel has announced that it will re-open on November 1, 2005.
"As New Orleans starts the challenging process of recovery, we felt it important to open as soon as possible. The impact of events following the hurricane has been much greater than anybody initially expected, so we are keen to start providing a degree of normalcy to our staff and the community," said Simon Sherwood, President of Orient-Express Hotels. "The hotel at 300 Gravier Street has been an integral part of the city for over 25 years."
The Windsor Court was fortunate. Over 80% percent of the rooms
were undamaged. The hotel was not affected by flooding and was able to
evacuate all guests and staff safely shortly after the storm. The
hotel's recovery and reconstruction team has already completed a thorough
engineering review and
"The hotel will open in stages from November 1st and the room inventory
will increase as staffing levels are brought up," explained Dean Andrews,
Vice President North America for Orient-Express Hotels. "When the
hotel re-opens, food, beverage and housekeeping services will be offered,
with some initial
The Windsor Court is already responding to initial demand for accommodations
from the insurance and engineering industries as well as local corporate
clients needing to re-open their businesses. The hotel will also
house a number of staff to ensure guest services are maintained at the
Orient-Express Hotels, Trains and Cruises is a hotel and leisure company providing luxury travel experiences for discerning travelers in areas of outstanding cultural, historic or recreational interest.
Orient Express Hotels Ltd.
|Also See:||Orient-Express' Windsor Court Hotel Hurricane Katrina Update / August 2005|
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