French Quarter Guest Room Refurbishments due to start 6 Jan 2018

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French Quarter Guest Room Refurbishments due to start 6 Jan 2018

Unread post by The Sassagoula Sentinel » September 30th, 2017, 12:43 pm

The planned dates for the upcoming Port Orleans French Quarter guest room soft-goods refurbishment project are as follows. Please remember that this schedule may be subject to minor changes:
  • Building 2 — Jan 6 – Feb 9, 2018
  • Building 3 — Jan 23 – Feb 25, 2018
  • Building 1 — Feb 10 – Mar 13, 2018
  • Building 5 — Feb 26 – Mar 31, 2018
  • Building 4 — Mar 14 – Apr 16, 2018
  • Building 6 — Apr 1 – May 4, 2018
  • Building 7 — Apr 17 – May 20, 2018
In order to minimise disruption the work will be undertaken on a floor-by-floor basis for each building, starting on the third floor and working down to the ground floor. There should be very little impact to guests staying in the other buildings, and no one will be allocated to a room on a floor that is currently under construction. However it is possible that guests may be allocated to rooms on other floors in the same building, depending on occupancy requirements at the time.

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No further details or photos are available as yet, but the work will most likely include changing out the carpeting for hard wood-effect flooring, possibly adding a shutter of some sort between the bedroom and the vanity area, and other general decor and soft goods replacements including the addition of a larger Smart TV hung on the wall. I would be most surprised if we didn’t also see some of the added features that have been popping up at other resorts (for example Pop Century) such as USB charging sockets, extra storage options, etc. And if we are really lucky, perhaps something a little less stark than the plain-white bed linen that recently appeared at the resorts. Only time will tell.

Once French Quarter is complete, refurbishment will commence on Riverside’s Alligator Bayou section, and finally the Riverside Magnolia Bend mansion buildings will complete the project in 2019.

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Re: French Quarter Guest Room Refurbishments due to start 6 Jan 2018

Unread post by Kathy » January 15th, 2018, 11:09 am

Does anyone know if they will be adding the single fold down beds to the French Quarters room refurbishments. It would be nice if the rooms slept 5 😊

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Re: French Quarter Guest Room Refurbishments due to start 6 Jan 2018

Unread post by Admin » January 15th, 2018, 11:53 am

Kathy wrote:
January 15th, 2018, 11:09 am
Does anyone know if they will be adding the single fold down beds to the French Quarters room refurbishments. It would be nice if the rooms slept 5 😊
There are no plans to as far as I know.

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Re: French Quarter Guest Room Refurbishments due to start 6 Jan 2018

Unread post by Clr444 » January 18th, 2018, 12:22 am

I have an upcoming reservation at POFQ on February 1. Do you think it will be possible to request a newly refurbished room? If so, what would be the best way to go about this?

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Re: French Quarter Guest Room Refurbishments due to start 6 Jan 2018

Unread post by Admin » January 18th, 2018, 3:26 am

I'm not sure if any rooms in building 2 will have re-opened by then (I assume they will wait for all three floors to be completed before re-opening any to guests, but I could be wrong). You can always ask though, see http://www.portorleans.org/room-requests.php for details of how to fax requests directly to the room assignment team.

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