After Katrina: When will the hotels be up and running?

Below is a rundown of some of the hotels in the ravaged area, culled from hotel Web sites. This information will be updated periodically.

 

Beau Rivage (Biloxi, Miss.): Sustained significant damage; hotel will remain closed for in all likelihood, ... months, as repairs are made. www.beaurivage.com

 

Chateau Sonesta Hotel (New Orleans): Sustained minimal damage; hotel will remain closed through at least Sept. 29. www.sonesta.com

Fairmont New Orleans: Reservations suspended through at least Oct. 15. Hotel officials say property sustained some damage although extent is not known as of yet. www.fairmont.com/neworleans

Four Points by Sheraton New Orleans Airport: Closed through at least Sept. 9. No reports on damage. www.starwood.com

   

Harrahs Entertainment: All properties (Harrahs New Orleans, Grand Casino Biloxi and Grand Casino Gulfport) are closed; company expects New Orleans property to remain closed for at least four weeks and cannot provide a estimate on the Mississippi properties. Meanwhile, regarding damages, the company expects the Biloxi and Gulfport properties have suffered extensive damage and is still unable to estimate the full extent of damage in New Orleans. www.harrahs.com

Hilton Hotels Corp.: No major structural damage reported to its hotels in Katrinas path; some hotels have reported water leaks, broken windows and minor stucco damage in various areas. In Louisiana, three properties will remain closed until at least Sept. 30, four until at least Dec. 31, one until at least April 30 and 12 in New Orleans-area will remain closed for an undetermined time; in Alabama, one property will remain closed through at least Sept. 16; and in Florida and Mississippi, one property in each state will remain closed through at least Sept. 4. www.hilton.com

Hyatt Regency New Orleans: Currently closed through at least March 31. Approximately 580 of the room windows, in addition to eight atrium windows, were damaged by the hurricane winds and flying debris, with some resultant water damage; at this time there is no flooding. http://neworleans.hyatt.com

InterContinental Hotels Group: All brand hotels in the city of New Orleans are closed for arrivals pending the lifting of evacuation orders and upon assessment of the storms effect on the hotels. No official damage reports. www.ichotelsgroup.com

 

La Quinta Corp.: La Quintas eight properties in New Orleans-area are currently closed and will be unable to accept reservations until further notice. Those holding reservations at La Quinta- or Baymont-branded properties in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Panama City or Pensacola, Fla., or Houston are urged to contact the hotels directly to ensure reservations are still available. No official damage reports. www.lq.com

Loews New Orleans: Currently closed. Property sustained minimal damage and will be fully operational once the State of Emergency ends and minor repairs are completed. www.loewshotels.com/neworleans

Marriott International: Marriotts 15 hotels in New Orleans remain closed and unable to accept reservations; the resorts will remain closed until local authorities advise they may reopen or damage assessments say otherwise. In addition, one hotel in Alabama and one hotel in Florida remain closed until further notice. www.marriottnewsroom.com

Royal Sonesta Hotel (New Orleans): Sustained minimal damage. Will begin accepting new arrivals Sept. 29. www.sonesta.com

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel: Closed through at least Oct. 31. No reports on damage. www.starwood.com 

Sheraton Suites Key West: Currently under renovations, however hotel services are fully operational. www.starwood.com

  

W New Orleans and W New Orleans -- French Quarter: Closed through at least Oct. 31. No reports on damage. www.starwood.com

Windsor Court Hotel (New Orleans): Hotel closed. Property sustained some damage, which included broken windows and rain damage. www.orient-expresshotels.com

Updated Sept. 1

Comments
JDS Travel News JDS Viewpoints JDS Africa/MI