Boutique Luxury, Cocktails and Culture at International House New Orleans

Aug 17, 2017  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The boutique hotel scene is only really starting to take off in New Orleans, but many of the newcomers are a pale imitation of the original.

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Southern Hospitality Abound at NOLA’s Henry Howard Hotel

Apr 18, 2017  |   Contributor: Beth Graham

New Orleans’ Henry Howard Hotel combines the best of a modern boutique hotel with the quaint charm of Southern hospitality. Located in the Garden District among the grand dame mansions, this stately hotel offers the perfect ambience and location for exploring the Big Easy.

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Amazing $10K+ Valentine's Day Packages to Spoil Your Loved One

Jan 27, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Each year, we round up some of the best over-the-top Valentine’s Day hotel packages from across the globe. With price tags of $10,000 and up, this year’s list had no shortage of elaborate offerings, and choosing only 10 proved to be difficult. But whether you want to surprise your darling with a trip to New York, hit the beaches of Anguilla or go snorkeling in Thailand, these offers have just about everything you’d need for the perfect V-Day. Starting from $10,000 and working our way up, here are the most extravagant packages to indulge in this lover’s holiday:

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From Alligator Sausage to Late Night Jazz: A Quick Guide to Doing NOLA On Foot

Nov 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Fall is a lovely time to visit New Orleans, especially if you tie it into a Saints game. The Superdome is right in the middle of downtown, an easy walk or pedicab ride from the French Quarter. The city is lively as it is and when the fans come out in full force, it practically pulses with energy. Stack that on top of NOLA's colorful assortment of activities, architecture and history, and you have all of the ingredients for a fun getaway.

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The Troubadour Hotel Transforms 17-Story Landmark Building

Sep 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This fall Joie de Vivre Hotels will open 184-room Troubadour in New Orleans in the Central Business District. The property, housed in a 17-story landmark building, will pay homage to the spirit of The Big Easy with Southern-inspired touches and locally-rooted experiences.

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VIP Experience at NOLA Jazz Fest Gets You a Massage While Grooving to Snoop Dogg and Beck

Jan 21, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The New Orleans Jazz Festival is kind of a big deal and should definitely be on your radar. Taking place in February, the event is being headlined by Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Neil Young. As you can see, the talent present this year represents a wide range of diverse acts, some of whom fans may not immediately associate with jazz.

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Lululemon Designer Brings Her New Luxury Label to NOLA's Magazine Street

Nov 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

New Orleans has a new luxury athleisure brand to shop this season. Kit and Ace has just opened a new 2,000-square-foot branded store on Magazine Street. The location, their 34th since the brand launched in 2014, embraced its NOLA neighborhood by hiring local artists to help design and decorate the outlet.

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Elite Concierge Service Proposes NOLA Airport Transfers in Lamborghinis & Rolls Royces

Oct 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you’ve ever flown into the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, you have probably noticed that the on-site transportation options have always been pretty limited. Unless you arrange for a pick-up ahead of time, you’ve had to either fetch a taxi, hop on a shuttle or grab the bus. According to Business Report, that will change as soon as Elite Concierge gets going.

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This $1.1M Mansion's Gold Leaf Ceilings Make it Worth the Price Tag

Aug 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As lovely as custom furnishings and imported tile work are, one should never forget the ceiling. You may not want something as dramatic as The Creation of Adam greeting you when you look up, but what about some flashy gold leaf? This $1.1 million Fontainebleau Mansion in New Orleans is bringing some serious attitude to the real estate market with its blinged-out gold ceiling—which, of course, anchors a chandelier. 

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W French Quarter is Just Steps Away From NOLA Culture, Food & Nightlife

Aug 18, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The French Quarter needs no introduction. The vibrant New Orleans neighborhood is the oldest in the state and is a cultural melting pot of stunning architecture, live music and plenty of Voodoo mystery. Sitting in the middle of this bustling and historic district is the W New Orleans – French Quarter, a hotel that itself has a reputation of being spirited, stylish and chic.

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Le Méridien Kicks Your NOLA Vacation Up a Notch With Its $29M Renovation

Aug 5, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Earlier this year, Le Méridien New Orleans officially showed off its new digs following a $29 million renovation. And the results are pretty impressive. Creating a culturally refined and contemporary space, the four-star hotel pays tribute to its locations while still honoring its European heritage.

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NOLA Mercedes-Benz Superdome Celebrates its 40 Strong Anniversary

Aug 3, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

On August 3, 1975, the Louisiana Superdome opened, making today its 40th birthday. Having seen an epic run of events the stadium now known as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome has given New Orleans four decades of memories. Seven Super Bowls, Muhammad Ali victories, a visit from Pope John Paul II, Rolling Stones concerts and NCAA games have all been held within its walls. It even served as a refuge for 3,000 victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 (which sees its 10th anniversary on August 29).  

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Historic Cornstalk Fence Mansion Hits the NOLA Real Estate Market for $6.5 Million

Jul 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

One of the most expensive properties on the NOLA market looks suspiciously like Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. The Garden District’s Cornstalk Fence Mansion, a 9,800-square foot New Orleans estate, is a 19th century architectural masterpiece which has kept much of its splendor over the last century and a half.

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Mayor Mitch Landrieu Toasts Opening of First Aloft Hotel in Downtown New Orleans

Jul 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Last week Starwood Hotels & Resorts celebrated the opening of the new Aloft Hotel in the downtown business district of New Orleans. Several of the brand's managers and executives were on hand for the ribbon cutting, including New Orleans’ Mayor Mitch Landrieu who gave a speech and formal Champagne toast.

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$185 Steaks and Secret Cuts are What You Will Find in the Nation’s Second Most Expensive Steakhouse

Jun 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If you wanted a decent dinner you could probably head to your local steakhouse for a comfortable meal. But for something truly exceptional, make reservations at Doris Metropolitan in New Orleans—the second most expensive steakhouse in the nation. Based on findings by 24/7 Wall St, an analysis and commentary group, the results were based on a Zagat study which identified the top 25 priciest steakhouses. 

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