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New in NOLA: A Greek Revival Mansion, Now an 18-Room Hotel

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New in NOLA: A Greek Revival Mansion, Now an 18-Room Hotel

January 22, 2018

New from brothers Eric and Kyle Fitzgerald, first-time hoteliers with strong Nolo roots: The Henry Howard Hotel in the garden district of New Orleans.

The hotel is named for its architect, Henry Howard, who completed the Greek Revival structure in 1867 as a family residence for the two daughters of Mississippi River steamboat owner Edward Conery. It’s been lovingly restored to flaunt a dramatic entry salon with full-height windows, two exterior galleries with black iron railings, and Corinthian-style columns. It now houses 18 rooms for rent—one of which is a suite that comprises the entire top floor. The Fitzgeralds engaged NYC interior designer Lauren Mabry to fill out the space, which she did with antique jazz instruments, refinished vintage furniture, and custom, New Orleans–themed wallpaper. Let’s take a look.

Photography by Kathleen Fitzgerald, courtesy of Henry Howard Hotel.

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Above: Josephine Canopy beds from Doorman Designs were custom designed for the hotel, and each is made of steel, iron, and copper by hand in Doorman’s New Orleans workshop.
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Above: Each bedroom sports toile-style wallpaper featuring New Orleans landmarks including the St. Charles Streetcar, a Mississippi River steamboat, and, naturally, the Henry Howard Hotel.
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Above: Rooms feature a mix of new furniture (like the black steel four-poster beds) and vintage (like the dresser shown here).
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Above: Portraits throughout the hotel are by New Orleans artist Hayley Gaberlavage.
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Above: The lobby, or “parlor” in Southern parlance, has 12-foot ceilings, original crown molding, and floors of red pine.
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Above: The parlor has a bar station of marble-look solid surface for evening cocktail hour. Lining the parlor are full-height, floor-to-ceiling windows.
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Above: The hotel’s graphics (including the toile wallpaper) are by Brooklyn-based Kathleen Fitzgerald.
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Above: Miniature pineapples serve as flower stand-ins and hint at what’s on the cocktail menu.
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Above: The building’s exterior galleries have been carefully restored as porches and balconies for guest use.
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Above: The Henry Howard Hotel is located at 2041 Prytania St. in the Garden District of New Orleans.

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