The 1,622-room Hilton New Orleans Riverside, located adjacent to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, has completed a $6 million renovation to the Grand Ballroom, Grand Salon and first and second level meeting spaces.
Featuring a relaxed French-inspired design, the renovation has transformed key hotel areas including the first-floor Grand Ballroom. The 26,894-square-foot area has been updated with a sophisticated color palette of blues, greys and golds in geometric patterns to create a serene space amidst New Orleans vibrancy. Twelve new chandeliers along with warm neutral accents have been introduced throughout the space to provide depth and richness.
The streamlined aesthetic continues into the Grand Salon, located across from the Grand Ballroom, which has been refreshed with new coffered ceilings and contemporary circular lighting fixtures that modernize the space.
The second level Exhibition Center has also been fully renovated utilizing a soothing blue color palette. The refurbished space has been renamed “Churchill,” paying tribute to the Winston Churchill Statue donated to the city in 1977 and located in front of the hotel entrance.
Designed to be used as one large room or seven separate spaces, Churchills offers a striking geometric striped carpet with vibrant hues of blue, gold and grey, and incorporates high recessed ceilings and oversized rectangular lighting fixtures. To echo the distinctive design, a new pre-function area includes details such as slate grey armchairs, modern bronze side tables and abstract wall paintings.
“To answer an increase in demand, these design changes are intended to provide more flexible meeting space options for our guests,” said Paul Scott, general manager, Hilton New Orleans Riverside. “By adding dividing walls and upgrading the Hilton Exhibition Center into a multi-purpose function space, we are now providing groups with up to seven breakout options and a widened pre-function space that allows for easy registration and meeting breaks.”