We Like to Stay Here: International House

The International House has a special way of celebrating New Orleans' eclectic, invigorating and singular culture.
 International House
New Orleans, LA
'Tis the season to start planning "to be jolly" ...and there is no better place to start, than in New Orleans, with a Louisiana Turduken, or a Reveillon Christmas dinner. High on my list of places to stay during a special time of year is The International House. Claiming status as the first New Orleans Boutique property, it also lays claim to being a "property for all seasons." The International House has a special way of celebrating New Orleans' eclectic, invigorating and singular culture.

The lobby changes with the season through a "Ritual" of transforming their environment seven times a year. Coming up is All Saints Day and All Souls Day. That's when New Orleanians celebrate the lives of loved ones past, by whitewashing tombs and adorning them with yellow chrysanthemums, red coxcombs and immortelles. Not far from the glow of candles that can be seen along Cemetery landscapes throughout the city, is The International House, which seamlessly embraces this tradition for its guests.

This article is too short to extol the radiance of the Christmas season when the lobby is illuminated with gas lanterns, designed by third generation New Orleans lantern maker Drew Bevolo, and holly branches embleshing hand-blown wall sconces made by New Orleans acclaimed glass blower Mitchell Gaudet--but hopefully you catch my drift... so now saunter along to experience your guest room. Generous in size and both luxurious and pristine, designer LM Pagano styled the rooms with the perfect combination of texture, light, and space for the ultimate experience in comfort and intimacy.

After your day on the town and just before you dine, be sure to save time to experience a seasonal cocktail, or two, in Loa's candle drenched cocktail lounge. You don't have to go far to experience the Spanish and French culinary roots of New Orleans cuisine-- Simply carry your cocktail over to the Rambla Restaurant and keep the momentum going!

So as Fall advances into Winter ...I hope to see you at Loa. We can toast to lives of loved ones, the change of seasons and celebration the Holiday Season—New Orleans style.

For more information about the International House Hotel visit ihhotel.com.

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