The first new hotel in the French Quarter in 50 years brings new life to this iconic New Orleans neighborhoodA
In December 2020, One11, the first new hotel in the French Quarter in the last fifty years officially opened its doors. And it is already bringing new life to this iconic New Orleans neighborhood.
If you have ever been to the French Quarter in New Orleans, you know that it is a place where old-world charm mixes with new-world indulgences. This is a place for foodies and historians alike to enjoy more than just a vacation, but also a learning experience.
And yet, even as the years come and go, there are certain things that never change in the French Quarter. However, with the arrival of One11, the newest hotel in the city and specifically this historical neighborhood, things are changing for the better.
According to Travel + Leisure, when it was first announced that they would be turning an old sugar factory into a hotel, one of the selling points of the project was the idea that, “the hotel would add jobs and bring life to the southern end of the French Quarter.” And it seems that since it opened, their predictions have been accurate.
The French Quarter is getting new life thanks to the One11 hotel
Not only are there new jobs in the Quarter, thanks to the hotel opening, but the location itself is a look back at the “sweet” history of the location itself. From the materials that bring life to the building, such as the iron and wood columns, as well as the steel beams, to the restaurant run by New Orleans chefs, this is a new destination in the French Quarter, ready to welcome guests with the warmth we expect from this city.
Guests have already shared their thoughts on the location, calling it warm and cozy, rustic and elegant, and “beyond friendly.” And if that doesn’t make you want to visit, I don’t know what will.
Even as we continue to find new ways to travel and live our lives in the time of a pandemic, One11 in the French Quarter of New Orleans is proving that even an old sugar factory can bring new life to the “historic heart” of the city.
And maybe it is just me, but now I want to head back to New Orleans and spend a few nights in a sugar factory, while learning more about the history of the building, enjoy delicious foods, decadent beignets, and just getting the type of refresh that seems so necessary after 2020.
Did you know that they had opened a new hotel in the French Quarter? Would you stay in a converted factory? What do you expect from this type of conversion? Tell us in the comments below.