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New Digs in the French Quarter for First Time in 50-Plus Years

by Angelique Platas

Dec 31, 2020

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New Orleans’ famous French Quarter welcomes its first new hotel in more than 50 years, and it’s ready for visitors. ONE11 Hotel debuts in an already bustling tourism section, boasting charm paired with a modern, sleek twist.


Guests can expect the new kid on the block to add to the location’s noteworthy aesthetic while offering innovative, chic stylings and casual eats at the on-site Batture Bistro + Bar. Enjoy craft cocktails and small bites in an elevated yet casual atmosphere.


Located in the French Quarter, also known as Vieux Carré, this 85-block section dates back to the city’s founding in the early 1700s. ONE11 is the first new hotel approved in the historic French district since the 1960s, and took shape in the epicenter of New Orleans’ sugar processing industry — ONE11 was previously home to The Louisiana Sugar Refining Company.


ONE11 offers a boutique stay in the heart of a booming neighborhood with 83 guestrooms and suites (called “sweets” as a nod to the building’s previous life) across eight stories. Alluring leisure travelers to the comforts of the hotel’s luxury spaces, guests with elevated tastes should check in to the two-bedroom, two-bathroom Riverbend Sweet. Situated on the eighth floor, Riverbend offers two private terraces, including a wet bar and private seating.


Enjoy access to the hotel’s swimming pool, outdoor fireplace, cozy courtyard and fun rooftop featuring views of the city and Mississippi River.


Read more about ONE11’s opening offers, accommodations and location here.


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