Shane Fonner

Hotel Peter & Paul

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.
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A horticulturalist's wet dream.

Branding details on the punchy yellow coasters.

Breakfast in the Elysian Bar, a genuinely spectacular space.

Breezy way biophelia.

Elysian Bar candlelit and sexy.

Grounded.

I'm a lover, not a fighter.

Lost in the Bywater.

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

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

New Orleans is a special place.

Ominous. Moody. Absolutely perfect.

Painted details on the armoire were exquisite.

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

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

Please, for everyone's sake.

Requisite messy bed shot morning after.

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

The courtyard off the Elysian Bar is dreamy at night.

The schoolhouse at night, underlit and verdant.

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

  • 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.

  • 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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