UNIQUE, CRAZY, FUNKY & WACKY HOTELS
By: EmilyClaire Peden, Molly Furlong, Anré Sneed
State Hotels: Louisiana
Fleur De Lis Mansion
Location - New Orleans, Louisiana
Classification - Bed and Breakfast/ Boutique Hotel
Description - The Mansion is one of New Orleans' most exquisite boutique Bed and Breakfast Inns. The historical gem boasts a unique ambiance and flair while still maintaining its 1824 historical charm.In their adult only establishment, guests can choose from 9 distinctively themed rooms, each boasting a unique ambiance and flair. Catering to locals and tourists, guests will find everything they need at The Mansion. They have a twist of the local flavor mixed with their cool, funky, fresh style. It's their perfected mix of old historical New Orleans charm with all the modern amenities. Elegant rooms and a beautiful courtyard are the perfect places to lounge or celebrate the spirit of The Big Easy. Most importantly that signature southern hospitality that makes their visitors want to return. They are pet friendly. There are 9 total rooms.
Services offered - They cater to all events and specialize in large private parties and more. They are full-service. Bike rental, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Secretarial services, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Memory Foam Mattresses, Noise Machines, Robes, Wine Hour, Outdoor Kitchen and Dining, Commercial Viking Kitchen, Not Handicapped Assessable, Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Spa, TV, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, 2 outdoor jacuzzi spas, Outdoor Kitchen and Grill, Theatur w/ Projector Screen, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Sites to see - It's located just a short .4 mile walk from the New Orleans convention center. It's also conveniently located in the French Quarter, the heart of dining and entertainment in the Big Easy.
Experienced promised - They have promised a twist of the local flavor mixed with their cool, funky, fresh style. It's our perfected mix of old historical New Orleans charm with all the modern amenities.
Maison de Ville
Location - New Orleans, Louisiana
Classification - Boutique
Description - Hotel Maison de Ville offers several completely unique rooms for guests to choose from. Each room offers it’s own historic New Orleans French Quarter feel allowing guests to soak in the complete Big Easy experience in the heart of New Orleans while maintaining a level of comfort and luxury that will make guests feel at home.
Services offered - They're happy to provide directions, assist with dinner reservations, or anything else that will help guest to relax and enjoy their trip. They have individual climate control, hair dryer, cable television, private bathroom, iron and ironing board, flat screen television, daily housekeeping service, antique and period furnishing, computer and printer in common area for guest use, complimentary use of the Downtown Fitness Center, knowledgeable staff, complimentary wireless internet, traditional New Orleans hospitality, historical landmark designation, complimentary coffee and pastries each morning, complimentary refreshments 24 hours, classic french quarter architecture, and ice machine.
Sites to see - Maison de Ville, a mere stone’s throw from the fabled Bourbon Street, offers an ideal starting point to any of the French Quarter’s many popular entertainment destinations. Barely 3 blocks away from the front door flows the mighty Mississippi River where the old-fashioned steamboat offers 2-hour Dinner & Jazz Cruises. Equally close is Jackson Square with the beautiful Saint Louis Cathedral, dating back to 1850. After a visit to the famous Cafe Du Monde for beignets, guests can stroll through the outdoor French Market to check out the eclectic collectibles, art, accessories and even seasonal foods. Equally distant are the fine shops at Canal Place, which also features the Canal Place Movie Theatre, a newly renovated luxury movie theatre with in-seat service of food and cocktails. New Orleans hosts many different food and music festivals throughout the year and even more interesting and entertaining guided tours; they have French Quarter walking tours, city tours which will take guests to the various neighborhoods, including the beautiful cemeteries, or guests can enjoy the sights of the city on a romantic horse drawn carriage ride or on a more modern Segway tour. Take a day trip to the nearby Louisiana Swamp where guests can observe alligators in their native habitat, or to the historic plantations outside the city that are set in Louisiana’s gorgeous, natural scenery.
Experienced promised - They offer guests the chance to enjoy New Orleans the way it was meant to be experienced: in a French Quarter hotel with a historic courtyard and balconies. Guests are treated to true Southern hospitality with that special New Orleans flair at the romantic French Quarter Hotel.
Description- This hip downtown hotel housed in the historic Gowings building has 200 guest suites furnished in a chic manner
Services offered- In each room there is a king sized bed, a work space, complimentary wifi, a flatscreen HD TV, bathrrom with double vanity, walk in rain shower, designer furniture, complimentary coffee and tea pods, lastly complimentary in-room movies
Sites to see- inside Qt Sydney there is the state theater, a beautiful old theater, anywhere you sit has a great view of the stage. This theater was the very first state theater in Sydney its quiet small but puts on great productions, and the architecture is just beautiful. Down the street is the Sydney tower eye and sky-walk. At the top you are enclosed but you have a 360 degree view of Sydney. It is a perfect place to take in the beauty of Sydney. A block from QT Sydney is the Queen Victoria Building, which is full of great places to go shopping and even some pretty amazing places to get food. The building is covered in amazing architecture and beautiful stained glass windows on each floor.
Experiences promised- Escape regular life at QT Sydney, relax in bliss at the spa treatmens and if you are over 21 you have the opportunity to take classes in making cocktails, master cocktail makers let you in on cocktail history.
Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
Location- 201 Brookers Rd, Murwillumbah NSW 2484, Australia
Description- set on 250 acres of Forrest , this upscale adults only retreat is from natural bridge in spring brook national park.
Services offered- featuring floor to ceiling windows, the cabins bungalows, and lodges include flat screen tvs, free WiFi, DVD players, iPod docks, as well as BBQ facilities.each have kitchens, living rooms, dining areas, and whirlpool tubs. Some have plunge pools, fireplaces or outdoor showers. Private meals are delivered to rooms for a fee. Amenities include, a game room, 8 km of hiking trails, mountain bike rentals, and massages are offered for a charge.
Sites to see- there are beautiful rain forest walks, on the Numinbah nature reserve. The paths are signed and marked, you are provided with good maps. However they are wilderness tracks and are uneven slippery, rocky and mossy.
Experiences offered- escape from your hectic life. Take a stroll along fern-lined gullies, under gigantic strangler figs and 400-year-old rain forest trees. Lie in hammocks over a rain forest brooks or clear mountain water. While in the bungalow you enjoy freshly prepared food that has been delivered to you and relax with a DVD.
Caves Beach-side hotel
Location- 7 Mawson close caves beach, 2281, Swansea, New South Wales, Australia.
Description- high-end, low-rise hotel has floor to ceiling windows and is a 2 minute walk from the beach. There is a sleek restaurant with outdoor seating a kids play area and ocean views. The casual cafe offers light food. Lastly there are conference rooms and banquet halls available if needed.
Services offered- each room has free WiFi, in room breakfast, 37-inch, flat-screens, balconies with beach views, 2 bedroom villas have kitchens, washer and dryer and living areas, while 2-story townhouses include sofa beds. Amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub and parking space
Sites to see- to get to the ocean just meters away you take the timber boardwalks right from your room. The hotel is nestled in the dunes of caves beach
Experiences promised- at caves beach-side resort the emphasis is on making your stay feel like your at home. The individual suites, villas and townhouses offer privacy, combined with prestige of escaping to an exclusive secluded beach.