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New Orleans is surprisingly lacking in the chic boutique hotel department, but that’s immaterial when what’s on offer is as good as the new Old No 77 & Chandlery, with its exposed brick walls and high ceilings befitting of a former warehouse.
The stylish rooms and suites have large windows, hardwood floors and ceiling fans and are a lovely place to relax after a day exploring the city, but the main events are downstairs.
The open plan ground floor is home to Tour La coffee, cocktail and pastry bar; a gallery showcasing local artists and Compere Lapin restaurant, home to chef Nina Compton's mash up Franco-Italo-Caribbean cooking and more killer cocktails. Hair of the dog doesn't often taste this good.
The Do Not Disturb signs say 'Let's just say things got a little crazy last night and leave it at that' - an appropriate touch in this town.
Will, Original Traveller