NEW ORLEANS – Kimpton Hotel Fontenot, located in the heart of New Orleans’ Central Business District, is now complete with its expansion into the historic building next door open today to the public and guests. The new additions include over 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting and events space, 33 new guestrooms and suites, and the city’s newest French brasserie, King, which is now open for reservations.
The fully opened hotel now occupies both 501 and 521 Tchoupitoulas Street, with the latter being the newly added building that includes King. Kimpton Hotel Fontenot now includes 235 rooms, multiple ballrooms and events spaces, and three unique restaurant and bar concepts. King joins Peacock Room, the award-winning cocktail bar that regularly features music and arts activations, and Gospel Coffee & Boozy Treats, the neighborhood cafe and frozen treats shop with a boozy twist.
The third and fourth floors of the newly added building contain additional meeting space with the 1,000+-square-foot room Lala on the third floor as well as 33 new guestrooms and suites that are both distinct in their historical construction and tied into Hotel Fontenot’s design theme playing heavily on the city’s music and arts culture.
In addition to leading the culinary charge at King and the hotel’s other restaurant and bar concepts, Executive Chef Samuel Peery will also oversee the catering menu for events and gatherings taking place in the new spaces. Pastry Chef Lanna Talley will lead the creation of the amazing dessert and pastry menu.