International House, New Orleans, Louisiana
Central Business District
New Orleans , Louisiana
Tel: 504 553 9550
Concierge.com's insider take:
Located in a Beaux Arts building two blocks from the French Quarter, the International House is a property that balances modernity with a sense of place. The 117 rooms team neutral color schemes with warm lighting and contemporary furnishings, yet subtle decorative details anchor the aesthetic in New Orleans: The spacious superior rooms get night lighting from a single ornate chandelier over the reading/seating area. Ample windows give a wide-screen feel to the corner rooms, but ask for a higher-floor assignment to minimize morning street noise. The split-level lobby bar, Loa, is awash in natural light during the day and romantically candlelit after sunset. Traveling hipsters and the local martini mob relax to a trip-hop soundtrack, while businessmen balance cocktails on their laptops (there's free Wi-Fi service throughout the hotel).