Eight offbeat hotels in historic New Orleans buildings - architecture and design

Eight offbeat hotels in historic New Orleans buildings



A convent, an infant asylum and a mid-century motel are among the buildings converted into eight unusual and stylish hotels you can stay at in New Orleans.

Hotel Saint Vincent in the Lower Garden District, New Orleans, by Lambert McGuire Design
Built back in 1862, this red brick building used to be the Saint Vincent's Infant Asylum. Austin-based Lambert McGuire Design has converted it into a 75-room hotel that mixes 20th-century Italianate style with art deco and mid-century modern twists.
Bathrooms feature cherry-red tubs and psychedelic wallpaper, and the guest-only cocktail bar the Chapel Club is reached via a dramatic neon-lit corridor.
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The Chloe in Uptown, New Orleans, by Sara Ruffin Costello The Chloe occupies a former mansion house designed in 1981 by American architect Thomas Sully. Local decorator Sara Ruffin Costello created moody interiors for the hotel, with inky blue walls and an alligator-print carpet running up the stairs.
Antiques fill the halls and the bedrooms feature four-poster beds and freestanding tubs. Guests can sip cocktails out on the porch, which is lined with 19th-century tiles.
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Maison De La Luz in the Arts District, New Orleans, by Atelier Ace
Kelly Sawdon and Studio Shamshiri co-founder Pamela Shamshiri describe their design for the 67-room Maison De La Luz as "madcap and fun", featuring snake-themed iconography and eccentric decor in a converted historic ...
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