Here's the latest on some hotels in the Katrina-damaged areas, gleaned from various Web sites:
Chateau Sonesta Hotel (New Orleans): Sustained minimal damage; hotel will remain closed through at least Sept. 8.
Fairmont New Orleans: Arrivals temporarily suspended. No reports on damage.
Hilton Hotels Corp.: No major structural damage reported to its hotels in Katrina's path; some hotels have reported water leaks, broken windows and minor stucco damage in various areas. Meanwhile, there currently are at least 16 Hilton-branded hotels accommodating guests but not accepting new arrivals through Sept. 1 -- 10 in Louisiana (four in New Orleans) and six in Mississippi -- while hotels in Alabama are not taking new arrivals until at least Sept. 1. In addition, Hilton evacuated 18 hotels prior to the storm, including 13 in Louisiana, three in Alabama and two in Mississippi.
InterContinental Hotels Group: All brand hotels in the city of New Orleans are closed for arrivals pending the lifting of evacuation orders and upon assessment of the storm's effect on the hotels. No official damage reports.
Loews New Orleans: Currently closed. Property sustained minimal damage and will be fully operational once the State of Emergency ends and minor repairs are completed.
Marriott International: Marriott's 14 hotels in New Orleans remain closed and unable to accept reservations; the resorts will remain closed until local authorities advise they may reopen or damage assessments say otherwise. In addition, two hotels in Alabama and two hotels elsewhere in Louisiana are in evacuated areas and remain closed until further notice.
Royal Sonesta Hotel (New Orleans): Sustained minimal damage. Will begin accepting new arrivals Sept. 9; however, due to lack of power and availability of resources, return to normal operations may be pushed back.
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel: Closed through at least Sept. 4. No reports on damage.
Sheraton Suites Key West: Currently under renovations, however hotel services are fully operational.
W New Orleans and W New Orleans French Quarter: Closed through Sept. 5. No reports on damage.
Windsor Court Hotel (New Orleans): Hotel closed. Property sustained some damage, which included broken windows and rain damage.