The place of choice for stars when they come to New Orleans, this luxury hotel – part of the Ritz-Carlton chain – is certainly one to try. Since it opened, in a former Canal Street department store, the Ritz-Carlton has been continously pleasing patrons and garnering praise. The rooms are elegantly appointed with well-chosen décor and accessories. The exceptional staff appear at the drop of a napkin. The Maison Orleans club level offers extra seclusion and a private concierge. There’s a spa to revive you, the On Trois to enliven your evenings, and the Library, a private cigar bar, for a quiet brandy to close the day. The Ritz underwent a complete renovation in 2006. Guests were happy to find this elegant favourite looking better than ever before.