The Luxury Just blocks from the French Quarter, International House is a boutique hotel that exudes a decadently plush vibe without feeling gaudy or outdated. Johnny Depps designer of choice, LM Pagano, renovated the 1906 Beaux Arts building three years ago. It now showcases antique velvets, objets dart from around the world, and room details that tastefully pay homage to the Big Easys jazz history. The 117 rooms include spa-like bathrooms, Aveda bath amenities, and complimentary Wi-Fi access.
The Value Book by February 13 for stays through the end of March and get a deluxe queen room for $199/night, a 25 percent savings. On-site extras for Smart Luxury Travel readers include two drinks at voodoo-chic bar Loa and breakfast at Basque-influenced restaurant Rambla.
The Catch Some dates are not available, including several days before and during Mardi Gras (from late February to early March).
The Details 800-633-5770 (mention Luxe List); ihhotel.com
From the Winter 2010/2011 issue of Smart Luxury Travel magazine by ShermansTravel.com.
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