ACE HOTEL TO SWING INTO THE BIG EASY IN MARCH
Situated in the emerging Warehouse District on Carondolet and Lafayette, this Ace, like most Aces, had an interesting former life as the Max Bennett Furniture Company building. Today, design firm Roman and Williams have installed bespoke furniture and lighting inspired by the French Deco architecture of the building. The result is an Ace that looks–dare we say, it?–rather sultry, especially when you compare it to Ace New York (dorm room chic) or Ace DTLA (cinderblock chic.)
Amenities in the rooms are standard Ace fare from the the free WiFi, carefully curated mini-bars and SMEG refrigerators, Rudy’s toiletries, and Pearl+ soaps. Also, another Ace tradition can be found on the beds–a custom-designed Pendleton quilt.
Booking is open for stays starting on March 14 at $189 a night for a Medium room. Larger rooms have either a Martin guitar or a turntable while the suites have both guitar and turntables, meaning this Ace will be the place to stay during Jazzfest, which happens from April 22 – May 1.
As for the next Ace, it looks like Toronto is a very likely spot, while Chicago, a second spot in NYC, and Nashville have all been talked about before. Brad Wilson, president of Ace Hotel, spoke with LE Miami in June about the brand’s careful and organic expansion strategy. Go here to watch the video!
[Photo: Ace Hotel New Orleans]