Downtown/French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana
The Eliza Jane
Hyatt's Unbound Collection
What it is
Housed in the former Daily Picayune newspaper building, with 196 luxe rooms, a French brasserie, and a bar called The Press Room.
What it isn't
Just here to party. The 24-hour gym, equipped with three touch-screen ellipticals, two treadmills and lots of free weights, is the perfect place to work off those beignets.
What we think
You want to be within stumbling distance of the French Quarter when you’re in New Orleans, and if you’re a light sleeper, you don’t want to be *in* it. The Eliza Jane checks each of those boxes and then some. Rooms are luxuriously appointed with C.O. Bigelow toiletries, Keurig coffee makers, and custom brass and Barbie-pink furniture that nods to the city’s French roots. Because the starter room category begins at a snug 255-square-feet, we recommend booking a One King Bed Magazine Street View (complete with its original brick warehouse walls) or a Publisher’s Suite One King Bed—which is a whopping 710-square-feet and comes with a dining room, extra sleeper sofa and even a deep soaking tub that’s ideal for a post bar-crawl bubble bath—after you’ve met your deadlines, of course.
You're here because
You simply *must* have a lush courtyard to retreat to when you’re in New Orleans, and this one is flanked by its original brick walls with flickering gas lanterns and a gurgling fountain statue of Venus.
It takes a lot for a bar to wow in New Orleans, a city that teems with top-notch watering holes. But at The Press Room, you’ve certainly found your new fave...or is that your Foreign Correspondent cocktail, with a thick pour of Barbancourt Rum, talking?
Restaurants & Bars
The Press Room - social lobby bar serving cocktails and small bites
Couvant - signature French brasserie that combines classic New Orleans style with a modern industrial feel and serves French style cuisine
On Magazine Street in the heart of New Orleans, two blocks from the French Quarter and four from the Mississippi River and the waterside Cafe du Monde—as iconic as ever.