A storied history surrounds the city of New Orleans and all she encompasses, including some notable hotels in everyone's favorite destination - the French Quarter!
This picturesque hotel conveniently located near Jackson Square is the epitome of New Orleans grandeur - complete with wrought iron fences and balconies, gas lamps lining the walk ways, two charming courtyards, and more. While the current hotel opened its doors in 1973, the space was originally the nation’s first cotton press! While the location’s purpose changed, the Dupuy brothers with the help of the historical board ensured the historical integrity remains.
The Hotel Provincial sits on land that was a grant from King Louis XV. In 1718, Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville claimed the area as the original "La Nouvelle-Orléans.” After passing through different hands, a military hospital was constructed in 1722.The land was bought by Chevalier Jean Lavillebeauvre and in the 1800s the Roque and Lauran families purchased and developed the land. In 1903, the land was sold to the French Market Ice Company, before being sold to the Dupepe family in 1958. The hotel opened in 1961.
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Experience Southern Hospitality and Old World Charm in this circa 1865 Italianate Beauty, which features antique furnishings, vintage 1912 upright piano, original plaster rosettes and archways, eleven fireplaces, cypress millwork, balconies, tropical garden with swimming pool, spa (hot tub), and fish ponds.
Named for Armand-Jean du Plessis, Duke and Cardinal de Richelieu, the powerful Prime Minister of Louis XIII, the land upon which Le Richelieu is built was part of 1745 Royal Land Grant from Louis XV of France to the Sisters of St. Ursula (Ursuline nuns). In 1828, a land baron from Baltimore purchased the property, where after his untimely death in 1850, he left the majority of his estate to the city of New Orleans, where 36 public schools were built. The property would go on to change hands many times before finally settling has the hotel you see today in 1963.