Each of the 117 rooms, suites and penthouses is designed to uplift the human spirit. Spacious bathrooms, architectural artifacts, complimentary 100 MB WIFI, Sony and Sharp LCD televisions, iHome micro-stereos, Modern Fan Company fans and Aveda bath amenities, as well as furnishings, linens and color palettes selected by designer LM Pagano create sexy, sophisticated, soothing spaces for sleep, work and play. The hotel is entirely smoke-free.
The unusual feature of these two rooftop rooms is a wall of glass doors onto a terrace, outside seating and interesting evening views of the cityscape and skyline. True to contemporary New Orleans style, there is a handmade element woven into the interiors. Gali Art's wrought-iron bedside tables and Erica Larken's totem-inspired cafe tables are topped with honed Calcutta gold marble. Modern electronics like Sharp Aquos flat-screens and iPod players are juxtaposed with a seating area that includes, timeless black and white photographs, and an "LM Chair", the designer's original antiqued velvet chair-and-a half. The substantial California King bed, with its 7' tufted headboard and layers upon layers of white linens is animated by Modern Fan Company's slow-moving "Flute" fan. Generous bathrooms feature the three-part composition of white pedestal, beveled mirror and uncommonly elegant vanity light that is dressed in strands of cascading Swarovski crystals. The closet is also customized, a feature which like the terrace makes these rooms among the more popular for extended stays.
These eight corner rooms, offer perhaps the most compelling experience in the base building. With 12' ceilings and two window-walls of natural light clad in theatrical sheers and velvetine drapes, each room feels particularly spacious and freeing to the human spirit. Like New Orleans, there is an ecclesiastical and handmade element woven into the design. Gali Art's wrought-iron bedside tables with cruciform feet, Erica Larken's totem-inspired cafe tables and the Pagan Cross corner console ebonized and silver-leafed, are each topped with honed Calcutta gold marble. Sharp Aquos flat-screens and iPod players are within easy reach. A generous seating area includes a 5' x 8' mirror, crystal chandelier and an "LM Chair", the designer's original chair-and-a half upholstered in antiqued velvet. The sprawling California King bed, with its 7' tufted headboard and layers of white on white linens is framed dramatically by tall hammered-nickel lamps and animated by the slow moving Modern Fan Company "Flute" fan above. Generous bathrooms feature dark granite vanities with oval Kallista basins and an unusually elegant vanity light dressed in strands of cascading Swarovski crystals. The closet is also customized. Like the suites and penthouses, these rooms radiate this city's signature sense of place and the optimism of this new time.
The Garden Kings are among the most quiet rooms in the hotel and are located nearest the fitness room. Situated on the third floor, each faces an interior garden comprised entirely of local sculpture and indigenous landscape. They are a favorite of the fittest among our repeat guests and some of the artisans moving to this city. LM Pagano's take on the large California King bed - 7' tufted headboard with matching base platform and layers upon layers of white on white linens is framed by tall hammered-nickel lamps with pleated, white, linen shades. Each offers a Carrera marble desk top, Sony LCD screen, the designer's namesake "LM chair-and-a-half", 5' x 8' mirror and Aveda bath amenities.
The favorite among the entrepreneurs flocking to New Orleans, apple Kings pay tribute to the "creative ones." The rooms are larger than other Kings and enjoy soaring 12' ceilings. They include a wall-mounted Sony LCD screen connected to Apple TV, a custom closet by Louisiana Closets and 2 Jack & Jake's locally grown organic apples. The sprawling California King bed, with its large pearlized headboard and layers of white on white linens, is the "heart" of the guest experience while the bar perhaps remains the "soul". Many include a 6' glass shower. Each offers a Carrera marble desk, a handsome sitting chair + ottoman, Modern Fan Company's fan, Aveda bath amenities and SmartWater.
These two-bedded rooms feature views of the interior urban landscape or street-scape. They contain a black on black velvetine sitting chair, a Sony LCD screen, a iHome player, white sheers and drapes, Modern Fan Company's Flute fan and a Carrera topped desk. Many include a large glass shower. And, each Double Bed is well appointed with a large pearlized head board, layers of white on white linens, accented with a "glamour-gray" bedskirt and a classic black and white photographs from the hotel's extensive collection.
The King Rooms are approximately 15% larger than Queen rooms, offer partial city views, and celebrate New Orleans beyond the obvious: an ensemble of unique architecture, colorful characters, joyful culture, signature food, music and climate unlike any other city in America. They include black and white photography from the hotel's extensive collection, an 1860 S. Pablo & Son mineral water bottle now vase and an armoire inspired by Deutreil Barjon, Jr., a free person of color who history scarcely recorded but who was the finest local furniture maker of his day. With 12' ceilings, the focal point of this room is a sprawling California King bed. It - large pearlized headboard, layers of white duvet, tone on tone linens accented with "glamour-gray" charcoal bedskirts and throw pillows - is framed theatrically by 24" wall sconces to enliven the guest experience. Many of the rooms include a 6' glass shower. Each offers a Carrera marble desk, Sony LCD screen, Aveda bath amenities and Modern Fan Company's handsome Flute fan.
Remarkably pleasant and cozy spaces, the Queen Rooms celebrate contemporary New Orleans style. Each of these 44 rooms offers a spa-like bathroom with a large glass shower or tub, abundant natural light and original black and white photography of today's local music greats snapped by the unequalled Herman Leonard among others. Some rooms include a desk with a Carrera marble top, and all include Sony LCD's, Aveda bath amenities and the Queen bed - pearlized headboard and layers of white linens accented with a "glamour-gray" charcoal bedskirt.
The "Rockstar" rooms feature quiet. Located on the 11th floor, without windows, these rooms average 340 sf. They are a favorite among touring band-members like REM and bachelorettes or bachelors who really want sleep, beauty sleep, any sleep, ... REM sleep. With brick walls washed in warm light, these rooms tell an architectural story and offer a king or queen bed with all of the hotel's design standards, among them the pearlized headboard and tone on tone white linens, as well as a Sony LCD screen and Aveda bath amenities.