Loft 523 is a joyful tribute. To creativity. To the power of spacious lofts to delight the human spirit. To New Orleans. And, it does so with a soulful downtown aesthetic that has attracted generations of artists and rebels to this legendary port and sensual city.
The 18 loft-style New Orleans hotel rooms and penthouses average more than 600 square feet. Each is a sexy, sophisticated, space bathed in natural light and designed with an eclectic mix of architectural artifacts, modern electronics, timeless furniture, local art and expansive limestone bathrooms. Much like the storied lofts which dotted the banks of London's River Thames and those which populated SoHo and the Lower East, these lofts are an urban hideaway for exploring New Orleans.
Says nationally recognized author Suzanne Slesin, “Few spaces offer such a spectacular range for making a design statement than lofts do. With structural columns, gleaming white walls, patinaed brick, windows with unexpected views and a shadow casting web of sprinkler pipes, lofts are the inventive, interior design laboratories of our time.”
We agree, and space is the essential luxury in our laboratory. Bathed in natural light. With 12 foot volumes. Floor to ceiling windows. Just the right few fixtures, like Modern Fan Company’s 52 inch Whirlybird fans, Agape’s awe- inspiring “Spoon” tub or Mariano Fortuny’s acclaimed 1907 Fortuny lamp. Built-in closets. Custom-milled "divine feminine” carpet. Modern electronics. Indigenous woods that form media shelves and bathroom vanities. And a great bed with even better pillows.
With sister hotel International House, loft 523 shares "The Creative Ones", a 30 plus piece mixed-media art collection by artist Byron Buchanan. From Nicolai Tesla, Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs, John Kennedy and Rosa Parks to Charles Bukowski, Audrey Hepburn, Benjamin Latrobe, Sophia Loren and Jackie Robinson we celebrate our heroes and what they gifted the world.