If you have ever been to New Orleans or are thinking about visiting you know that Bourbon Street conjures up thoughts of loud cover bands,jumbo sized beverages and obnoxious tourists. But, there are some very beautiful and historic stops on the famous Bourbon Street that deserve a closer look.
The Bourbon Orleans hotel, refered to as an ‘upscale haven for the modern traveler’ is a classicaly beautiful marble laden oasis from the craziness of Bourbon.
The hotel has a rich history dating back to 1817 when it was the Orleans Ballroom and then in 1827 it became the state and house legislative meeting place. Rumor has it Andrew Jackson announced his candidacy for president at this location. In 1881 it was bought by the First Order of Negro Catholic Nuns and used as an orphanage and convent for 83 years until the need to expand. In 1964 a local developer purchased the lot and now 194 year-old Bourbon Orleans is back in business as a historic landmark hotel and ballroom. This breathtaking space that is the oldest and grandest ballroom in the city makes the perfect venue for weddings and special events.
The modernized hotel features a central courtyard with a large heated pool visible from most rooms. The breakfast buffet is pure bliss and not to be missed.
Whether you are a tourist for the first time wanting to enjoy the fun on Bourbon and the regal charm of the French Quarter, The Bourbon Orleans is highly recommended. If you find yourself here for business you are guaranteed a quiet and comfortable nights sleep. The noise of the surrounding nightlife never penetrates the hotels front doors.
The entrance on the quiet Orleans Street features a breathtakingly serene view of the St. Louis Cathedral. If you round the corner to Bourbon Street you will find the hotel bar, Bourbon O. Bourbon Bar is a refreshing change from the cover band, sign twirling gimmicky bars speckled on Bourbon Street. At Bourbon O Bar you can enter the Velvet Rope area and lounge on cushy oversized sofas while sipping from the Midas Cup, their signature drink made from fresh puréed strawberries, cognac and champagne. Bourbon O Bar also features live Jazz and Blues Wednesday – Saturday.
The in house restaurant is Roux on Orleans ‘a contemporary creole French Quarter restaurant.’ You can dine in or arrange for in room dining.
In one perfect location you can have the serenity of the cathedral, the attraction of Bourbon Street, some of the best culinary creations the city has to offer, rich history and music in one luxury hotel, Bourbon Orleans.
To book your stay at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel visit http://www.bourbonorleans.com/
To see other properties with the New Orleans Hotel Collection http://www.neworleanshotelcollection.com/
To check out Bourbon O Bar and its entertainment http://www.bourbono.com/entertainment
To make dinner reservations or view complete menu for Roux on Orleans http://www.bourbonorleans.com/roux-on-orleans