High ceiling classic hotel lobby with white walls and black and white checkerboard floor

Famously spirited: International House Hotel, New Orleans review

Posted in: Stay | 0

Embrace the enchanting culture of New Orleans in a hotel that honors its past, present, and future. This feminine-forward boutique charmer hides a gallery of goddesses on the second floor mezzanine and boasts a Banksy in the lobby. Join the magical table during Lent for High Tea served by a rabbit, one of several special ritual events during the year. An unmissable location close to the French Quarter, International House Hotel, New Orleans is a perfect place for a craft cocktail, an impromptu art tour, or a musical interlude.

The slender lobby is a shape shifter, with a palette that changes with the seasons. In summer, expect to see it draped in summer whites. In fall, rust and orange dominate, along with rough hewn black carved seating, black leather armchairs to curl up in and a rotating selection of artwork chosen by the owner. During the yearly rituals, it transforms into a vintage Mardi Gras celebration or an altar to the spirits of voudou. Take a few minutes, if you’re a fast reader, for a mind-expanding visit to the small exhibition space that’s full on Banksy, from ceiling to floor. No visit to International House Hotel New Orleans would be complete without a visit to Loa bar, where themed cocktails capture the spirits of the moment.

One small corner of the Banksy exhibition room at IHH – photo Debra Smith

Read the full story here on GoNOMAD.

Follow Debra Smith:

Travel writer and luxury hotel reviewer

An experienced and trustworthy travel writer, Debra writes about luxury hotels and resorts, soft adventure, fine dining and cultural experiences in Europe and North America. Posting to Instagram since 2013 as @Where.To.Lady. Curious, attentive to detail and fun company, Debra is based in Calgary, Alberta. Member of SATW, IFWTWA, TravMedia USA, BA English, Art History U of C, former Chair TMAC AB/NWT.