Hotel Peter and Paul
2317 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
| +1 504-356-5200
Photo courtesy of Hotel Peter & Paul
Hotel Peter & PaulWhy we love it: Five words—former church, rectory, schoolhouse and convent
- A dining outlet from a James Beard-recognized team
- A beloved New Orleans neighborhood known for its jazz clubs and Cajun bistros
- High-end furnishings met with everyday creature comforts
A church, rectory, schoolhouse and convent comprise Hotel Peter & Paul, a historic 19th century site that has been reimagined as a 71-room hotel in New Orleans’ culturally rich Faubourg Marigny neighborhood. Local resident Nathalie Jordi and ASH NYC collaborated for the project with the intention of bringing many of the site’s original features into the fold, including cypress wood moldings, stained glass windows, and marble fireplaces, along with several signature design elements (i.e. antique chandeliers and custom ASH rugs handmade in India). As a result, each room exudes a personality of its own, with the thoughtful additions of custom canopy beds, Bellino bedding, and a tray of locally sourced snacks. That love for local eats extends to The Elysian Bar, a culinary concept from the team behind James Beard-nominated wine bar Bacchanal. Here, chef Alex Harrell helms a menu of regionally focused fare, such as mussel escabeche, roasted brussels sprouts, and tripletail with farro, frisee, and kumquats. Culture seekers needn’t travel far for community life—visit the Church, the hotel’s private event space that hosts an array of weekly concerts and classes (from yoga to floral design).
AFAR Local Expert
6 months ago
Bars in the belfry — along with elegant rooms and great fare
This new 71-room boutique hotel opened in late 2018 in a complex consisting four 19th century buildings that once housed a neighborhood church, school, rectory and convent. It’s stunningly designed, a blend of continental flair and New Orleans funkiness. The rooms vary widely, but all are comfortable and well-situated in the alluring Marigny neighborhood, just a ten-minute walk from the clubs of Frenchmen St., and with coffee shops seemingly within a few minutes in every direction. On the ground floor of the rectory is the Elysian Bar and Restaurant, a lovely warren of informal rooms with a magnificently designed bar, where a menu of aperitifs makes for a great end of the day respite, especially if the weather allows a seat on the patio.