Located just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the nearby French Quarter and Garden District, New Orleans’ 226-room Le Pavillon Hotel exhibits distinctive architecture, original antique furnishings, and specially curated artwork that spotlights the property’s history.
In addition to the guestrooms, Le Pavillon also has seven suites that were recently renovated to better showcase the property’s modern, but sophisticated, Old Word aesthetic, and each features exclusive antiques—which were acquired by the property’s previous owner from French estates—and entertainment spaces. “They’re reminiscent of small apartments,” Carla Neiman, senior vice president of Design Remington Hotels, which led the renovation, says. “But each one represents a different event in the history of New Orleans.”
To illustrate the connection, each suite is named for a well-known street in the city. While amenities and design features vary from suite to suite, the Frenchman Suite was designed like an elegant studio apartment meant for entertaining, and includes a fireplace, great room lobby, a dining area that seats eight, a king bedroom, a second bedroom, and two bathrooms.
Instruments from New Orleans’ jazz period are found throughout the suite. “The design team zeroed in on the saxophone and piano for our highlighted instruments because they play such an integral part of jazz history, both in solo and ensemble performances,” Neiman says.
Classic pieces of jazz music history are displayed throughout the room as artwork. “A collection of photos and album covers by jazz artists such as The Neville Brothers, Harry Connick, Jr., and Jelly Roll Morton, vintage jazz festival posters, and original sheet music can be seen on the walls,” Neiman says.
Modern Base Tones
The black oak floor contrasts strongly against the white walls, highlighting the unique design and antiques in the suite. Neiman says, “Furniture with sleek, polished chrome, metal details, clear acrylic, and velvets add dimension to create a cool, contemporary atmosphere.”