Thinking About Visiting New Orleans?

New Orleans turns 300 years old this year.  If Katrina proved anything, it is that New Orleans is anything but evanescent.  New Orleans is resilient.  If you are thinking about visiting New Orleans this year, and you should be, stay at the #1 small boutique hotel in New Orleans.  I have a suggestion for where you should stay, as you might expect.  You are on the right website.

We’ll be happy to show you that New Orleans is bubbly and vivacious.  New Orleans is forever young, even if it is 300 years old.

New Orleans is effervescent.  Like the bubbles in a champagne flute, New Orleans will tickle your palate.  New Orleans is beautiful during the day.  At night, New Orleans is a sparkling fantasy land.  New Orleans will make you feel light on your feet.  You’ll dance like the Nicholas Brothers while you are here:



Thinking about visiting New Orleans is a nice way to spend an hour or two if you aren’t already here, but it’s a poor substitute for actually BEING here.  When you ARE here, don’t waste your time thinking about New Orleans.  Get into it.  You’ll already be living the dream.  Don’t just visit New Orleans like a tourist.  Visit New Orleans like a New Orleanian.



Daydream New Orleans is a wonderful place, almost as magical as the real New Orleans.  The real New Orleans is better by far.  Come on down and learn what it means to fall in love with New Orleans.

As a Doctor of Hospitality, I’d like to share a little piece of advice.  Stop thinking about visiting New Orleans.  Start making plans to get here.  You don’t need to research where to stay.  La Belle Esplanade is not evanescent.  We’re not going away.  La Belle Esplanade is effervescent.  Good memories are made on our street.

The real New Orleans awaits you.  It’s gonna be a good time, guaranteed.  If you are bored in New Orleans, you may have a hole in your imagination.  Ask your doctor:

Thinking about visiting New Orleans? Stop thinking---just do it!
Your Doctor of Hospitality with a specialty in Orleansology has plenty of recommendations to make.



Take the plunge.  12.7 million visitors came to New Orleans last year.  You could have been one of them.  Be one of them this year.  Come in June, July, or August.  Come anytime.  Stop thinking about visiting New Orleans and just do it.  New Orleans will be hot and humid this summer, but, so what?  Summer is a real New Orleanian’s favorite time of year.  Let me tell you why:

The city isn’t crowded in the summer.  That is when Frau Schmitt and I go to the French Quarter.  Frau Schmitt is the better half of this operation.  She, like me, will tell you that New Orleans is magical in summer.  There is always something going on in this wonderful city, even when nothing is officially going on.  In August, we have the best restaurant deals of the year.  No one goes hungry in New Orleans, ever.  You’ll dine like royalty.

You don’t need me to tell you to go to the French Quarter.  You’ll do that anyway, and you should.  When you get tired of the touristy part of New Orleans (the French Quarter, Frenchmen Street, the Garden District), that’s when Frau Schmitt and I get to stretch our concierge muscles to make solidly enjoyable New Orleans recommendations off the usual tourist radar.  You never know what pleasant surprises you’ll find when you turn a corner in the authentic New Orleans, where the people who live here go about their lives, building upon this city’s rich and diverse, home-grown, local culture, one magical encounter at a time.  There is nowhere else so unique as New Orleans.  Visit New Orleans like a New Orleanian.

12.7 million visitors came to our fair city last year.  Our tiny personalized hotel only has five suites.  Book early and we will be happy to share everything we know about “America’s Most Interesting City.”  You won’t regret it.  Stop thinking about visiting New Orleans.  The time to visit is now.

We look forward to meeting you.

Have a great New Orleans day no matter where you may find yourself,

-La Belle Esplanade

…ranked the #1 inn in New Orleans and in Louisiana, the #3 inn in the U.S., the #17 place to stay in the whole world.

Friday, March 23, 2018:  We had lunch at a new restaurant in the Central Business District (or, as we like to say in New Orleans, the CBD), at a very nice place called Briquette.  It was an excellent meal.  We got to meet the owners, get a tour of the kitchen, talk with the chef, the sous chef, the waiters, and the busboy.  Mr. Tusa and I shared pocket square fashion tips.  Really, it was an excellent lunch.  You never know what will happen next in New Orleans.  Ours is a city full of tiny miracles.

We’ve already made a reservation for dinner at Briquette with some friends of ours.  We’ll be having dinner there in two weeks.  If you subscribe to our newsletter, you can expect a full report of our experience to be featured in the next edition of our newsletter.  Don’t just think about signing up for our newsletter.  Sign up today!  Welcome to the New Orleans state of mind.  Don’t be a stranger.

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