Shane Fonner

Hotel Peter & Paul

  • Where:
  • Why:The second stop on our cross-country road trip from New York to LA.
  • When:December 2018
  • Who:The wife and I.
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Hotel Peter & Paul A horticulturalist's wet dream.

A horticulturalist's wet dream.

Hotel Peter & Paul Branding details on the punchy yellow coasters.

Branding details on the punchy yellow coasters.

Hotel Peter & Paul Breakfast in the Elysian Bar, a genuinely spectacular space.

Breakfast in the Elysian Bar, a genuinely spectacular space.

Hotel Peter & Paul Breezy way biophelia.

Breezy way biophelia.

Hotel Peter & Paul Elysian Bar candlelit and sexy.

Elysian Bar candlelit and sexy.

Hotel Peter & Paul Grounded.

Grounded.

Hotel Peter & Paul I'm a lover, not a fighter.

I'm a lover, not a fighter.

Hotel Peter & Paul Lost in the Bywater.

Lost in the Bywater.

Hotel Peter & Paul Making plans for a fashion show in this space. I haven't told them yet.

Making plans for a fashion show in this space. I haven't told them yet.

Hotel Peter & Paul Morning light in the theater lounge on the 3rd Floor of the schoolhouse. Somewhere, Wes Anderson is weeping joyous tears.

Morning light in the theater lounge on the 3rd Floor of the schoolhouse. Somewhere, Wes Anderson is weeping joyous tears.

Hotel Peter & Paul New Orleans is a special place.

New Orleans is a special place.

Hotel Peter & Paul Ominous. Moody. Absolutely perfect.

Ominous. Moody. Absolutely perfect.

Hotel Peter & Paul Painted details on the armoire were exquisite.

Painted details on the armoire were exquisite.

Hotel Peter & Paul Part One of my on-going series, Pretentious Portraits.

Part One of my on-going series, Pretentious Portraits.

Hotel Peter & Paul Peter and Paul has an entire church as part of the property, and it's divine.

Peter and Paul has an entire church as part of the property, and it's divine.

Hotel Peter & Paul Please, for everyone's sake.

Please, for everyone's sake.

Hotel Peter & Paul Requisite messy bed shot morning after.

Requisite messy bed shot morning after.

Hotel Peter & Paul The collateral at Peter and Paul is out of control cool.

The collateral at Peter and Paul is out of control cool.

Hotel Peter & Paul The courtyard off the Elysian Bar is dreamy at night.

The courtyard off the Elysian Bar is dreamy at night.

Hotel Peter & Paul The schoolhouse at night, underlit and verdant.

The schoolhouse at night, underlit and verdant.

Hotel Peter & Paul This place was built on charming vignettes.

This place was built on charming vignettes.

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

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

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

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • Children

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

  • Price

    Mid-luxury and worth every penny.

  • Website

    https://hotelpeterandpaul.com/

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