A few weeks ago, I celebrated my one year Anniversary of my new blog, Da’ Stylish Foodie. In celebration of this momentous occasion, I traveled to Baton Rouge for a little time of planning and reflecting on the past year.
I stayed at the Watermark hotel. The Watermark hotel is a brand new hotel, but the with a very historic past. The building was formally the Louisiana Trust & Savings Bank.
As you enter the hotel, there are hand painted murals, carved marble walls, staircases and the old bank vaults that were converted into dramatic meeting and dining spaces.
As I arrived at the hotel, I was greeted by a bell man who was ready to help me get checked in. The hotel was breathtaking as you walked in.
There was this really cool 3-D painting. Depending on the angle there was something different that was visible in the picture. So cool.
The hotel made me feel like I was in a far away place, greeted with first class hospitality and service. The hotel had a very sophisticated feel to it.
I arrived before noon, so my room was not ready yet. But the guest services took care of my bag, so I decided to explore the hotel.
The massive carved marble walls and grand staircase were gorgeous. Along with the stunning hand-painted murals that adorn the ceilings that combine history with local fusion. Beautiful, handcrafted work that made my jaw drop.
The Ladies room says a lot about a place and I must say that the Ladies room was breathtaking. The decor did not disappoint.
A gorgeous look, the black was very elegant. A beautiful mirror, the lighting was made out of chains similar to a bicycle chain. Very nice.
One thing I immediately noticed was that there were many different areas within the hotel to sit and enjoy a good book, a drink or chat with friends.
After about 20 minutes or so, my room was available. The bell man helped me with my bags and led me to the room.
As we approached the elevator there were so many cute touches. I noticed that there was an old typewriter near the elevator.
When we arrived on my floor, the walls had hand painted black and white pictures throughout the hotel.
The room was sophisticated, classy and luxurious.
One of my favorite things about the room was the exposed concrete wall, which appeared to be an original wall from what was formally known as a bank.
A king sized bed with sleek furnishings. Luxury linens, premium bath amenities, a mini-fridge, flat-screen TV and a functional work station.
The room included free WiFi. I work on the go often, so the free WiFi was awesome. Plus, the work station was spacious and I had plenty of room to work.
After I went to lunch, I utilized the work station. I have to say it was very comfortable.
The hotel room overlooked the historic downtown area.
I had the opportunity to enjoy a nice quiet afternoon stroll around downtown. The hotel is conveniently located with many restaurants within walking distance. Though the Watermark has a few restaurants, having the other restaurants close by is a plus for the hotel.
The Watermark Hotel has two restaurants. The first restaurant is The Milford’s on Third Restaurant. It is a casual restaurant with a New York feel. A deli style restaurant offering hand-crafted items with modern presentations.
The menu consisted of homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and signature pickles. Milford’s on Third is named after the owners, the Wampold’s family patriarch.
Milford’s on Third is located inside The Watermark hotel.
I didn’t personally try Milford’s but here are a few photos from my walk through of the deli.
In addition to Milford’s, the Watermark Hotel also has a restaurant called The Gregory. I did dine for dinner at the Gregory. I will share my dining experience at the Gregory in a later blog. For more information on Milford’s on Third visit there website at www.milfordsonthird.com.
The big question for any hotel, how did you sleep? The bed was comfortable and cozy. I had a good night sleep. I woke up well rested. The bed was so cozy, I didn’t want to get up.
Would I stay there again? Absolutely, I have already started talking to my husband about a night away for he and I to enjoy the Watermark together.
The Watermark Hotel is a boutique hotel that is a part of the Autograph collection of Marriott. An upscale, luxury hotel.
Though the Watermark had a very upscale feel, you could feel the layers of local heritage blended with modern glamour.
The Watermark is an iconic and thoughtfully restored 1927 historic landmark. With beautiful architectural details highlighting the Art Deco and Greek Revival designs.
The hotel reflected the historic downtown area, combining both art & history into one. A Gorgeous, Elegant, Classy, Fabulous and High Quality hotel that serves top notch service, food, and accommodations.
Overall I really enjoyed my time at the hotel. The Watermark Hotel offered Comfort, Luxury and Class. The service was impeccable and top notch.
The Watermark Hotel is located at 150 Third Street Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801. Visit their website for accommodations. Be sure to tell them that the Da’Stylish Foodie sent you.
Come back for my next blog post and hear all about their restaurant, The Gregory.