The Ace Hotel recently opened its New Orleans location and the establishment offers everything a modern visitor could ask for. The hotel boasts: Stumptown Coffee’s first cafe in the South; a Southern-inflected Italian restaurant, Josephine Estelle, led by James Beard finalist chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman; a jazz bar called Three Keys, which is gearing up to host the Six of Saturns jazz fest, as well as events curated by Jack White’s Third Man Records; the hotel’s rooftop garden, Alto, meanwhile, pairs poolside dining with panoramic views of the city.
Ace Hotel New Orleans sits on the corner of Carondelet and Lafayette streets in the Warehouse District of one of the best cities on Earth. The feel of weft and warp woven together by countless anthropologies and creation stories far too vast for any single person to own. So it belongs to the whole city.
The city has an expansive soul that is palpable, self-assured in a way that sustains hope and grit and sadness at once.