POSTED: Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 4:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 4:04am
BATON ROUGE, LA — The Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel, located at 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, is celebrating its one year anniversary. The Baton Rouge hotel’s October 2011 grand opening marked the completion of the first full service hotel in Baton Rouge in more than 40 years. The luxury hotel is also the first Renaissance-branded property to open in the greater Baton Rouge area.
In its first year, the hotel has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the coveted AAA Four-Diamond Award and the recent Trip Advisor® Certificate of Excellence. It has engaged guests via its RLife LIVE programming, social media and numerous promotional and community events.
One year later, guests continue to be wowed by the Baton Rouge hotel’s 256 exquisitely appointed guest rooms, including 63 luxury hotel suites, which are furnished with king or double queen beds, flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations and Aveda bathroom amenities. The Concierge level, which offers 28 spacious guest rooms with dramatic views, access to the hotel’s private Concierge lounge, plush bathrobes and slippers, is a guest favorite. Additional hotel amenities include prompt room service, valet parking, on-site parking, a business center and high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms.
While the list of Baton Rouge meeting facilities continues to grow, Renaissance reigns supreme, with its 13,000 sq. ft. of flexible, meeting space, including a 7,500 sq. ft. ballroom and eight large meeting rooms designed to accommodate business, leisure and group travelers. Guests also enjoy a fully equipped fitness center and a courtyard-style outdoor pool and deck, which hosts numerous events, such as the successful series of Lululemon hot yoga classes this summer.
Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar, the hotel’s casual upscale restaurant, has become one of Baton Rouge’s “must dine” destinations. The restaurant, which shares its name with the small town of Tallulah, Louisiana, serves notable, indigenous cuisine from around the state, and features a house-crafted menu that incorporates local flavors in fresh and unique ways. Chef Andy Papson, the hotel’s Executive Chef, oversees the culinary operations of the hotel, as well as Tallulah.
The Renaissance’s exterior adds beauty to the Baton Rouge skyline, while the interior embraces the Renaissance’s RLife esthetic. Unique to its Baton Rouge location, this Renaissance also owes some of its distinct look to local art consultant, Ann Connelly, and her team of artists who helped create a strong visual impact throughout the hotel by installing a stunning art collection that celebrates Louisiana’s vibrant art, culture and heritage. From the welcoming lobby to the luxury suites, from the accommodating meeting spaces to the comfortable guest rooms, business and leisure travelers who are passionate in their search for local discoveries revel in the unique beauty that is the Renaissance Baton Rouge.
The Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel is developed and owned by Baton Rouge-based Wampold Companies and managed by Memphis-based Davidson Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning, full-service hotel management company that provides management, development/renovation, acquisition, consulting and accounting expertise for the hospitality industry.
“Our first year has been amazing,” said Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel Manager, Joy Harringa. “We look forward to offering our guests the authentic travel experiences, local hospitality and stellar service they have come to expect from Renaissance for many years to come.”