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Loft 523, New Orleans

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, North America: Penthouse of Loft 523 in New Orleans has a private garden terrace with lounge chairs,
523 Gravier Street
Central Business District
New Orleans , Louisiana
Tel: 800 633 5770
Tel: 504 200 6523's insider take:

An unmarked entrance hints at the speakeasy vibe of this über-contemporary 18-room gem located a couple of blocks from Canal Street. The rooms are studies in sophisticated minimalism—concrete floors, neutral color palettes, low-slung couches—with plenty of room to lounge about or surf the Web (there's free hotel-wide Wi-Fi). The spacious and well-appointed bathrooms have smooth soapstone showers, stylish soaking tubs, and Aveda toiletries. Sister hotel the International House (located a block away) has fitness facilities and provides Loft's room service, but you won't have to go far for nightlife. Crowds pack the subterranean bar/lounge, where the decidedly urbane vibe is tempered by exposed brick and a worn wooden dance floor.

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