KENNER, La. -- The first Wingate Inn hotel in the New Orleans area
opened here this spring on Veterans Boulevard off Interstate 10.
Located a mile from the airport, the hotel is convenient to
downtown New Orleans, the Kenner Convention Center and the area's
two major corporate parks.
The six-story, 102-room franchise offers several business
amenities, such as high-speed Internet access in the guest rooms as
well as in the meeting room and board room.
This high-speed access will enable guests with a standard
ethernet card and RJ45 connector to get on the Web at speeds up to
50 times faster than conventional 56K modems.
Access from the meeting rooms will be available for rent on a
half-day or full-day basis.
Standard amenities also will be offered, such as express
automated check-in and checkout; cordless telephones, and two-line
desk phones with data-port, speaker, conference-call and voice-mail
To meet professional needs, a 24-hour business center will offer
free use of a fax machine plus printing and supply equipment.
Wireless phones will be available at the front desk for use
anywhere within the hotel for both incoming and outgoing calls.
Rooms are equipped with safes, coffeemakers, hair dryers and
ironing boards with irons.
An in-room entertainment system provides pay-per-view movies and
Nintendo 64 games.
Guest rooms average 12 feet by 28 feet, and the rate -- which
starts at $119 for a room or $159 for a suite -- includes
continental breakfast, use of a whirlpool and exercise facilities
and free stays for children under age 18 in the adults' room.
Wingate Inns International is an all-new-construction hotel
chain that opened its first franchised hotel in July 1996.
It focuses on upper midmarket franchised hotels that feature
sophisticated, consumer-based technology and over-sized rooms.
Phone: (800) 228-1000
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