Used to go often (staying at the Marriott on Canal), but haven't been in a few years. Yes, I'm excited about the JW, it looks terrific and like you say, seems to rate well with the insiders. I'm just hoping I win at the room view lottery. I read on trip advisor and other sites about Priceliners boasting (as they should) about their great corner rooms and I get envious, being all Marriott all the time. We'll see how it goes; but I'm not too worried,it's hard not to have a great time in Nola and you can't beat the cuisine - crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, and gumbo. Who dat, here I come. Laissez le bon temps rouler !
When I think of Louisiana, I think of my hair sticking to the back of my neck and back, and a never ending film of sweat. But now your talkin'! Mmm, nothing like some great cajun cuisine to whet my interest in the Big Easy.
Razor, how 'bout a post on why we should head on down your way and visit the Big Easy?! Erc got my attention with one sentence, but I'd truly love to learn more (including when is the best time to go and not sweat! and any music festivals, city attractions, proximal places to visit...interesting history and legends...)
P.S. Happy Bicentennial!