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Hotel at a Glance: 4-Star Top-Secret New Orleans Hotel
The Beaux Arts building that houses this 4-star hotel has a storied history in the city’s Central Business District, beginning with its debut as a bank. Now the hotel combines a retro charm with an array of modern amenities, such as complimentary WiFi or 24-hour concierge services.
- Celebrity connection: The guest rooms were created by the same designer, who has crafted spaces for Johnny Depp and Nicolas Cage.
- Seasonal cocktails at the onsite bar are prepared with housemade bitters and syrups made from local ingredients.
- Best way to relax: with a hot-stone massage at the onsite massage room
- Staying in shape: Along with modern cardio equipment, the fitness center has a vintage leather punching bag.
New Orleans’s French Quarter: Let the Good Times Roll
“Stop thinking of New Orleans as the worst-organized city in the United States,” writes author Dan Baum in Nine Lives, his post-Katrina book. “Start thinking of it as the best-organized city in the Caribbean.” Some folks think there is something distinctly foreign about New Orleans, a place where people’s priorities seem inclined toward enjoying life and relishing the moment at hand. Nothing says it better than the town’s unofficial Cajun creed: “Laissez les bons temps rouler,” or “Let the good times roll.”
Historical buildings with intricate wrought-iron balconies line the narrow streets of New Orleans’s French Quarter. Here, street musicians often fill the air with jazz music, their trombones and tubas swinging back and forth. Just off the Jackson Square park and near the towering St. Louis Cathedral, the legendary Café Du Monde serves beignets under heaping piles of powdered sugar. The nearby Frenchmen Street, just north of the Quarter, provides a slightly less touristy taste of New Orleans nightlife. Some of the city’s most popular live jazz and blues bars dominate this historic two-block district, with each venue hosting world-class musicians nearly every night of the week. And then there’s Bourbon Street, where neon lights advertise frozen cocktails and crowds gather along 13 city blocks.