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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

May 24 - Dec 17, 2017
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Beyond the Canvas:…

May 24 - Jul 9, 2017
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Cecilia Vicuña: About…

May 24 - Jun 18, 2017
Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen traces the artist’s long career to… more

Chicken on the Bone…

May 24 - Dec 6, 2017
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May 24, 2017 - Jan 07, 2026
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David Hansen's Garden…

May 24, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Lighting From a…

May 24 - 24, 2017
Join Andrew J. Merkel for a one-night lighting workshop at the New Orleans… more

New Orleans Museum of…

May 24 - Oct 8, 2017
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New Orleans Museum of…

May 24 - Oct 1, 2017
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May 24 - Oct 8, 2017
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Newcomb Art Museum -…

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Senga Nengudi:…

May 24 - Jun 18, 2017
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The Georgian…

May 24 - Oct 16, 2017
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The Historic New…

May 24 - Oct 21, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for… more

The Maison Presents -…

May 24 - Jul 26, 2017
The New Orleans Jazz Vipers play a free dinner show at The Maison every… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

May 24 - 24, 2017
Join us for the 18th Annual Wednesday at the Square. The 12-week concert series… more

Heart of the House

May 25, 2017 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

Jazz in the Park

May 25 - Jun 1, 2017
Jazz in the Park returns for its 11th season this spring running from March… more

Lilith in Loa…

May 25, 2017
From Laurel Canyon to the West Village, Nashville to New Orleans, the LOA Bar… more

NOWFE Wine Dinner at…

May 25 - 25, 2017
Windsor Court is thrilled to once again be a part of the New Orleans Wine and… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

May 24 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

The Hotel Modern New Orleans

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The Hotel Modern New Orleans
936 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 504.962.0900
Owner: August Group
Opening date: Fall 2011

This fall, European hotelier Klaus Ortlieb brings his home-away-from-home sensibility to the New Orleans hotel scene. Ortlieb, the managing partner of New York City's Cooper Square Hotel and The Gotham Hotel on 46th Street, will open The Hotel Modern New Orleans in the Warehouse-Arts district of the city.

A lover of the city's rich cultural history, Ortlieb wanted to open a lifestyle hotel in New Orleans that reflects his European background (Claridge's in London and Excelsior Hotel in Cologne, Germany) and showcases his commitment to personal service.

The Hotel Modern New Orleans will offer an array of cultural amenities such as thoughtfully curated books in every room and the absence of a check-in desk, allowing guests to be greeted and escorted to their rooms just as if they were staying at a friend's guesthouse. The 135 comfortable rooms were designed in-house with a modern eclectic aesthetic that mirrors the city's juxtaposition of Old World charm with New World diversity. Each room features a spacious layout and selection of furniture to fit the needs of busy travelers, yet also has a distinct style with decorative antiques throughout.

"Being from Europe, I have always loved New Orleans and its Old World influences. I am looking forward to opening a hotel here that is inspired by the city's vibrant culture," says Ortlieb. "We want to welcome visitors and locals alike with a variety of amenities and a special attention to service and hospitality."

The Hotel Modern New Orleans will also feature a new 70-seat restaurant with an outdoor courtyard. Dominique Macquet of Dominique's is engaged to develop the menu and space as well as the operation in partnership with the hotel. There are also plans for a cocktail lounge that will host a variety of nightlife events such as burlesque shows and a concert series with international and local artists. Neal Bodenheimer, Kirk Estopinal and Matthew Kohnke from Cure will design the cocktail list.

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