I left my heart in… well, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans
I had a blast during a recent visit to New Orleans. I attended a reader’s conference this year located at the Hyatt Regency. The BookLoversCon hit it out of the park when they picked this location to hold their first annual reader’s conference.
Check out this entryway! I love this chandelier.
We drove more than eight hours and was ready to sit and relax when we arrived. We had a Margarita as a welcome drink to ourselves, then headed out to dinner at Antoine’s (see my post of places to eat in New Orleans, link below).
Our room was perfect for my friend, Brenda and I. We were on the 17th floor and the elevator system was incredible. I loved that they had specific elevators set up for those who were in the same area as the floor they were on. You just had to enter your floor number and it grouped you together with whoever was headed to that area.
Although we did take a few days to enjoy the city, we were very happy that as the conference progressed there were many amenities located inside the hotel.
I spent quite a bit of time at Starbucks each morning. :) As did many members of the conference. This was one of the busiest places in the hotel. But for good reason.
Lagniappe was a great place to grab a sandwich and some souvenirs. They were pretty quick… Except for lunchtime, which was incredibly busy with just one person manning the sandwich counter. Thankfully, it was not as crazy during the late afternoon and evening time.
Borgne was also a good place for lunch and some amazing atmosphere. We had a good time there for several lunches and afternoon drinks.
Brenda and I had breakfast at the 8 Mile restaurant two different mornings. We enjoyed their breakfast buffet and an amazing omelet bar that made specialty omelets for us.
In addition to their inside restaurant, we enjoyed a drink at the bar located in the hallway before heading back to our room.
Finally, we had a few snacks at Vitascope. They had some great drinks, but I loved the seating that opened up to the busy hallway that allowed us to sit and chat with other writers and readers attending the conference.
One regret was that I did not go workout in the fitness area that overlooked the city of New Orleans. I did go up and video the area and it was amazing. Several other readers posted on social media about going up to see the sunset from there (with a glass of wine...). I really wish I had thought of it, myself. Next time.
The Hyatt Regency really made this experience a memorable trip to New Orleans. The hotel staff was welcoming and the room was incredibly comfortable. I can’t wait for our next trip to this amazing city and to this incredible hotel.
For more highlights of my New Orleans trip, check out my other blog posts below. Cheers!