Shane Fonner

Hotel Peter & Paul

with Shane Fonner www.palmiersdumal.com
  • Where:New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Why:The second stop on our cross-country road trip from New York to LA.

  • When:December 2018

  • Who:The wife and I.

Highs & Lows

  • The hotel’s design is ridiculously cool – the fact that it’s set in a former church, schoolhouse, and rectory just adds to a really singular ambiance.

  • The bar has one of the coolest interiors I’ve seen in a long time – there’s a tropical, fern-laden wicker theme, with an impactful bar-back that undulates up the wall and overhead.

  • The church – For now, a blank slate waiting for stories to be written. The reconstruction was elegantly done, and it has this palpable sense of past debauche, which I adore. Can imagine a spectacular fashion event in that space…

  • The rooms are all different, adorned with fantastic details throughout.

  • The branding is off the charts cool. Guests find a book bound like a hymnal, with information on local recommendations and gorgeous pieces of literature about New Orleans. The bright yellow fits perfectly with everything – it’s seamless and elegant as hell.

  • In the Elysian Bar is the room where guests take breakfast, coffee, and lunch throughout the day. The room is soaring and grand, feeling authentic to the setting and littered with biophelia and gingham, which resonates throughout the hotel.

    The Barometer

    • Design

    • Website

    • Life Changing

    • Plastic Free

    • Overall Value

    • Night's Sleep

    • Service

    • Amenities

    • Takable Treats

    • Refer a Friend

    Total: 48/50

    Important Bits

    • Type

      Luxury design hotel in a former church, schoolhouse, and rectory.

    • Vibe

      Ecclesiastical Wes Anderson wet dream.

    • Location

      Blissfully out of the French Quarter in the quiet Marigny, in walking distance to some very cool neighborhoods, restaurants, and shops.

    • Rooms

      71

    • Music

      Vibey lounge music in the bar that creates a cozy, warm ambiance.

    • Year Opened

      2018

    • Designed By

      ASH NYC

    • Pool/Gym

      Not now, but you can use nearby facilities courtesy of the hotel.

    • Restaurant

      Yes, fantastic.

    • Bar

      The Elysian Bar, and it’s breathtaking.

    • Minibar

      Minimal in the room, but with the bar just steps away, there’s always access to anyone you might want.

    • Wifi

      Yes, free and great throughout the property.

    • Children

      Funny enough, I didn’t notice. I think they’re fine.

    • Price

      Mid-luxury and worth every penny.

    The restaurant is hidden behind a wooden fence in Bywater, opening up into a spacious front yard and a bungalow-style indoor area with a remarkable bar and incredible food.

    N7

    N7, Montegut Street, New Orleans, LA, USA

    The restaurant is hidden behind a wooden fence in Bywater, opening up into a spacious front yard and a bungalow-style indoor area with a remarkable bar and incredible food.

    A vintage store and a whole lot more. The shop has some vicious branded tie-dyed tees – we even picked up some crystals for the road.

    Blue Dream

    Blue Dream, Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA, USA

    A vintage store and a whole lot more. The shop has some vicious branded tie-dyed tees – we even picked up some crystals for the road.

    Take a walk through the Marigny and Bywater. The neighborhoods have loads of new bars and restaurants, along with plenty of spaces to chill. Well worth spending a day loitering without a plan.

    The Marigny

    Marigny, New Orleans, LA, USA

    Take a walk through the Marigny and Bywater. The neighborhoods have loads of new bars and restaurants, along with plenty of spaces to chill. Well worth spending a day loitering without a plan.

    Hotel Peter & Paul

    Hotel Peter and Paul, Burgundy Street, New Orleans, LA, USA

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