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AAA Inspector's Best of Housekeeping 2020
The property has been awarded the 2020 ‘Best of Housekeeping’ by American Automobile Association (AAA). This honor recognizes the property’s housekeeping operation for significantly surpassing expectations, as measured during a comprehensive on-site inspection conducted by AAA.

Hyatt Centric French Quarter Earns Top Marks from The Telegraph
Across the pond, the hotel is given high marks in this feature by The Telegraph. The ranking is based on location, service and facilities, style and character, rooms, food and drink, and value. Our attributes, such as our close proximity to the French Quarter, our vast array of amenities, and our value earned us an 8/10 on The Telegraph’s ranking scale. According to the feature, we’ve successfully broken the corporate mold by becoming “all things to all people.” To that we say … cheers! 

Brit + Co Highlights New Orleans
December 8, 2017
Lifestyle blog Brit + Co talks big eats, big personality, and the Big Easy in this feature. They’ll have you thinking beyond Mardi Gras with their enticing list of recommendations. And … we’re not just saying that because they’ve listed us at the top of the list for best places to stay.  

The Life and Legacy of D.H. Holmes
November 26, 2018

Read about the humble beginnings of the 800th block of Canal Street. Before there was Hyatt Centric French Quarter, D.H. Holmes set up shop. The orphan from Ohio turned master merchandiser of New Orleans created an enterprising empire. This property, which opened in 1849, was once his flagship store and became one of the first department stores in America.


The Landmark of 800 Canal Street
May 13, 2019
It’s been 30 years since the clock at D.H. Holmes was stolen. Like any other city with a unique and vibrant culture, the icons of New Orleans have always been dictated by its people. The clock became an infamous icon among the dwellers of the Big Easy as a place to congregate. This article ties together the history behind the 800th block of Canal Street, D.H. Holmes department store, and a mere clock that achieved landmark status.