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Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana Joins
Preferred Hotels & Resorts

NEW ORLEANS – December 2011 – Windsor Court Hotel has been accepted into membership of Preferred Hotels® & Resorts, the ultimate luxury collection featuring more than 250 of the world’s most desirable destinations. The brand conveys the highest standards of hospitality and service as it celebrates the individuality of its members.

The Windsor Court Hotel was developed by New Orleans businessman James “Jimmy” Coleman Jr. in 1984 and was recently purchased by a new ownership team, led by Crow Family Holdings of Dallas, Texas and The Berger Company of New Orleans. The hotel is a 23-story landmark that includes the acclaimed Grill Room Restaurant, Polo Club Lounge and Le Salon.

Windsor Court Hotel is the only hotel in New Orleans, and in all of Louisiana, to receive both the coveted Forbes Four Stars and AAA Four Diamond designations. The hotel also earned a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s coveted “Gold List” for 2011. Throughout its history, the Windsor Court has been the choice for discriminating travelers visiting New Orleans, from world leaders and royalty to professional athletes, business leaders and other celebrities.

“We put much thought and reflection into joining a hotel collection that would best align itself with our high level of standards at Windsor Court,” said Windsor Court General Manager David Teich. “In the end, it was clear that Preferred Hotels & Resorts was the collection for us matching our ongoing dedication to bring impeccable service, taste and elegance to our guests and local community.”

All Preferred Hotels & Resorts embrace the brand’s award-winning Standards of Excellence™, an extensive quality assurance program that has been honored with the “Best Practices Champion Award” by Cornell University.  For more than 40 years, the brand’s legendary commitment to quality has ensured an unparalleled guest experience, from the very best amenities to superb service.

Additionally, all Preferred Hotels & Resorts guests are eligible to enroll in the  I Prefer™ Guest Benefit Program, with benefits including complimentary Internet access, priority early check-in/late check-out, space-available upgrades, and additional rewards for Members making their bookings online such as complimentary airport transportation, dining credits or discounted spa treatments. Furthermore, I Prefer™ guests of the Windsor Court Hotel will receive two complimentary glasses of sparkling wine in the renowned Polo Club Lounge per stay.

For reservations and a complete description of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts collection, visit or

Meghna Patel / Nubia Wilson
Laura Davidson Public Relations
Tel: +1 212 696 0660│ Fax:  +1 212 696 9804

David Semanoff
Quinn & Co. Public Relations
Tel: +1 212 868 1900 ext. 222


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Also See: The Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana Completes Restoration of its Club Level Rooms, Suites and Lounge / September 2011

Megan McDonald Uram Appointed as Director of Sales and Marketing for The Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana / August 2011

The Berger Company Inc. and Crow Holdings Select Aimbridge Hospitality to Manage the Windsor Court Hotel New Orleans Following Hotel Purchase From Orient-Express Hotels / January 2010

Partnership Led by The Berger Company, Investor Dr. Eric George and Crow Holdings Obtain Debt Financing from IBERIABANK for Windsor Court Acquisition; Aimbridge Hospitality to Coordinate Management / October 2009

Orient-Express Hotels Sells the 324-key Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans to The Berger Company, Inc. for $44.25 million / October 2009
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