Hotel Peter and Paul in New Orleans
I’ve never been to New Orleans so I’ve been thinking of planning a trip this winter. Now that the Hotel Peter and Paul has just opened, I have even more motivation to visit The Big Easy. The hotel, restaurant, cafe, bar, library, and event space are located in an abandoned group of 19th-century buildings that include a schoolhouse, rectory, convent, and church in the Marigny district. ASH NYC, the group behind Dean Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island and the Siren Hotel in Detroit, Michigan, designed the hotel in collaboration with local resident Nathalie Jordi, a former travel journalist. In addition, studioWTA was the architect and Alizée Freudenthal designed the branding materials. The 71 guest rooms are filled with gingham fabrics in multiple size checks in green, blue, red, and yellow from Filtex, a 100-year-old textile manufacturer in Switzerland, and lots of finds from estate sales. The effect is French country meets Swedish minimalism mixed with pious austerity. Looks like the perfect place to rest and repent after you’ve visited the French Quarter nearby.