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.