L’Auberge unveils 750 renovated rooms

By By Eric Cormier / American Press

Officials with L’Auberge Casino Resort unveiled 750 newly renovated rooms to the public Tuesday.

The $20 million project began in December. During the first quarter of 2013, room access was down 16 percent as work progressed.

All of the rooms include new amenities like flat-panel televisions, luxury bedding, pillow-top mattresses and carpeting.

Keith Henson, the resort’s senior vice president and general manager, said the work ensures the property will remain a top

destination resort in Louisiana.

“This is phase one and was a rip and gut. We renovated 750 of our 1,000 rooms,” he said. “After the summer season the goal

is to begin phase two and renovate suites.”

A price estimate has not been completed for the next phase of updating.

Rooms are now divided into two

categories: Royale and Marquis Suites, which are bigger than the luxury

rooms and have better

views of the region. Suites have refrigerators, single-cup coffee

machines, makeup mirrors, and complimentary robes and slippers.

“These rooms were designed with a focus

on guest comfort with a unique blend of casual elegance and world-class


Henson said in a news release. “Coupled with top-name

entertainment, non-stop gaming action, boutique shopping and


dining, this extensive hotel renovation continues our focus on

creating memorable experiences at L’Auberge.”

In 2005 the resort opened with 750 rooms, with an additional 250-room tower built in 2008.