Ace Hotel New Orleans
Another hotel that's making the CBD/Arts/Warehouse District more attractive is this none-more-hip chain, bringing its urban glam to NOLA. In-room amenities include record turntables and acoustic guitars, which certainly set it apart, as do the city-specific bedding, window seats, and high-end French Deco furnishings. Rooftop gardens are a rarity in NOLA, so Alto being open to the public is already a big draw, combining as it does a menu of Italian small plates and a top-notch pool. The city's only Stumptown Coffee complements the hotel's Josephine Estelle Restaurant, which fuses Italian influences with local favorites.