Ace Hotel New Orleans
Ace Hotel New Orleans, not to put too fine a point on it, is ace. Interiors by Roman and Williams, a great location in the city’s Warehouse District – placing you within easy, but not tourist-tripping distance of the French Quarter – and a rooftop pool. But that’s just the start.
For starters, the location. The Warehouse District is sometimes known as the Arts District, which should give you some idea of the fun that happens within its stylish streets. There are galleries, museums, bars, barbecues, and beautiful brick buildings. It’s an area that has to be explored. And a stay at Ace Hotel New Orleans puts you right in the thick of it.
The building itself is a 1920s Art Deco beauty, with just a soupçon of Gothic and Egyptian detailing. Inside, there’s a nod to the same decade, and France in particular, not to mention a whole host of intricate details, from African Geometries to Romantic Gothic. Roman and Williams worked with antique dealers and artisans in the area to give the space some authentic local flair.
Rooms here, ranging from Medium up to a roster of sleek suites, come stocked to the max with luxe amenities, including cloud-like king beds, decked-out minibars, Smeg fridges, flat screens, original local artwork, Rudy’s toiletries and Pearl+ soaps. While any one of the rooms at Ace Hotel New Orleans are likely to leave you basking in the stylish afterglow for days after you leave, it’s the Ace Suites that truly stun. Spread over two levels, these accommodations capture the eye, and the ear, providing acoustic guitars and turntables for guest use.
But you can’t come to New Orleans and not eat around, sampling some of the best food that the South has to offer. And you can get off to a great start at Ace Hotel New Orleans. You’ve got fresh Gulf (as well as West and East Coast) oysters and cocktails at Seaworthy, from the trio behind Grand Banks in New York. Italian dishes using Southern flavours and ingredients at the osteria Josephine Estelle. And, just for the hell of it, you can even eat poolside at Alto, enjoying frozen cocktails and Stumptown cold brew, alongside smoked wings, Gulf fish tacos, and panoramic views of New Orleans.