The Marquee – also known as 144 Elk Luxury Lofts – in New Orleans, Louisiana. The building, located in the heart of New Orleans’ historic theater district, currently operates as apartment homes and is expected to be a fully operational vacation ownership resort in the second quarter of 2019.
“With this latest addition to the Bluegreen resorts collection, we continue to expand our presence in this unique and popular vacation destination and provide our owners with more opportunities to experience New Orleans,” said Shawn Pearson, President and CEO of Bluegreen. “As the second Bluegreen property in New Orleans, it also allows us to grow our sales and marketing footprint. This acquisition aligns with our expansion strategy and further adds to our fee-based service business.”
St. James Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member 330 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA - 70130 Located in the Banks Arcade, the St. James Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member® is a 19th Century landmark with elegant West Indies d?cor that was once the center of the Caribbean sugar and coffee trade. This New Orleans, LA hotel offers easy access to famous area attractions like the French Quarter, National WWII Museum and The Shops at Canal Place.
Evangeline Downs Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member 2235 Creswell Lane Ext., Opelousas, LA - 70570 The newly built Evangeline Downs Hotel, an Ascend Collection® hotel, is connected to Louisiana's prestigious Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino, home of thoroughbred and quarter horse racing, gaming, live entertainment, numerous restaurants and more. Thoroughbred racing season generally runs from mid-April through Labor Day weekend, while quarter horse racing runs mid-September through December.
Located at the edge of the historic French Quarter and recently renovated to include the ever evolving and always hip artistic community in New Orleans, Bluegreen Club La Pension represents the city as it stands today - an eclectic mix of history, art, music and new, sometimes boisterous beauty. Bluegreen would like to welcome you to its newly remodeled resort, with arms as wide as our Big Easy smiles.
Our six historic buildings are comprised of studio, 1- and 2-bedroom completely remodeled villas that now feature locally made artwork and décor. Vacation villas feature a variety of unique traits, such as handcrafted headboards to locally sourced photography and handmade conversation pieces that include mini-mausoleums, painted chairs posted to the ceilings and paintings mounted on salvaged materials.
The historic building still boasts exposed beams and brick walls, but now includes lofty window dressings and modern kitchenettes. And to keep modern chic comfy, the villas include all new plush linens, white spa-inspired bathrooms and pristine pine floors.
From the moment of arrival, guests are greeted by grandeur, as a fresh coat of paint on the façade gives a new sense of beauty to the historic building. Once inside, the transition from French Provincial to modern New Orleans is obvious. The lobby now features a dramatic wrought iron desk with a matching canopy, custom built by one of New Orleans’ most respected metal workers. A beautiful rooftop sundeck invites guests to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city, and propositions them to stay a while with an over-sized chessboard and comfortable lounges.
As always, the prime location of Club La Pension means you’re just steps away from the fabulous food, amazing nightlife and renowned eccentric culture of the Big Easy you came to experience.
For award-winning Italian cuisine, dine at the intimate four-star-rated Café Giovanni next door to the resort. After dinner, stroll through the historic French Quarter and listen to the soulful sounds of jazz as the irresistible aroma of Creole and Cajun food fills the Quarter. Or, walk across the street from the resort and try your hand - poker hand that is- at Harrah’s Casino. Plus, renowned Bourbon Street is only three blocks away. Watch it come to life at night with its many restaurants, bars, nightclubs and legendary parties.