From lobbies to guest rooms, hotels often feel so generic that a guest could be anywhere in America—a room in Chicago looks identical to a room in small-town Nevada. It’s only upon exiting the hotel that the guest experiences the destination itself, the sights, sounds, and smells that make it unique. Whether on a vacation or staycation, discerning hotel guests prefer a hotel experience defined by their destination, which is why so many visitors to New Orleans choose the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery.
“We have a real reverence for the culture of the city, and I think that comes through in the guest experience,” says John Price, General Manager. From the building’s architectural charm and its chandlery stocked with local goods to its strong connection with the arts and culinary scene, the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery delivers a distinctly New Orleans hotel experience from a location within walking distance of nearly anything you’d want to do in this city.
Located in the vibrant Warehouse Arts District, the Old No. 77 is housed in an historic building that served as a coffee warehouse before being purchased by E.J. Hart & Company for use as a chandlery stocked with goods for shipping voyages. Surrounded by art galleries, award-winning restaurants and bars, and revered museums, the building is a short walk from the Central Business District and French Quarter.
“There are a variety of room types, and I think one of the cool things about the hotel is that all of the rooms have tiny little differences, either in the brickwork or perhaps a cypress wood beam, that make them really interesting and non-traditional,” says Price. Original architectural touches are complemented by modern amenities that guests enjoy, such as a fitness room equipped with a Peleton Bike and Life Mirror and renowned Chef Nina Compton’s distinguished restaurant, Compère Lapin.
The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery connects hotel guests with local art and culture in a variety of ways, from themed hotel packages to an ongoing partnership with the Where Y’Art community of artists. On February 13, 2020, the hotel will debut Face Forward: Your Vision of Interpretation, an exhibit of local artists that explores the special relationship between the viewer and portraiture.
Meanwhile, the Spirits of New Orleans stay package lures guests with unique cultural opportunities. The package includes a spiritual session with Voodoo Queen Kalindah Laveaux, a gifted reader and spiritual worker who assists with matters of love, money, protection and more, as well as a tour of St. Louis Cemetery #1 with Lucky Bean Tours, operated by talented storyteller Libby Segura Bolino.
“We think of Libby as our ‘docent’ here at the hotel,” says Price. “She gives talks on New Orleans traditions, history and culture every Wednesday in the hotel chandlery at 4:30 p.m.,” he says.
For more information on this stay package and others, as well as the hotel and its amenities, visit Old77Hotel.com.
Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery
535 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA 70130