The International House is located in New Orleans, La., two blocks from the French Quarter and Bourbon Street. This property stands within one mile of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Riverwalk, Harrah's Casino and Jackson Square.
Alive with the energy of contemporary New Orleans, the lobby displays 23-foot high ceilings, ornate pilasters and intimate groupings of furniture handcrafted by local artisans. The lobby's handmade chandeliers, a candle-lit bar, and inviting mosaic-designed elevator cabs exude a welcoming and artistic environment. The International House is home to the mood-evoking Loa bar, named after the voodoo term for "divine spirit." The hotel's locally inspired, artistic themes extend to the complimentary, 24-hour fitness room, where art students' faces were used as molds for glass, wall-mounted images seemingly supported by weight-training cables. The fitness room contains cardiovascular equipment, weight-training machines, exercise balls, a punching bag, free weights, and yoga available for in-room use.
The 12-story International Hotel offers 117 individually configured, contemporary smoke-free guestrooms. Décor incorporates shades of taupe, tan and white. Original black-and-white photographs of New Orleans jazz greats bedeck the walls. Local touches include fresh Louisiana wildflowers, packaged bags of nuts, chocolates and jellybeans, and distressed armoires crafted by New Orleans artisans. Subdued-tone, striped coverlets and draperies were also designed and made locally. Beds are draped with 800-thread-count linens. Bathrooms include glass-blown soap dishes, Aveda toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. Select rooms feature CD players stocked with local artists' CDs. Suites feature flat-panel televisions and room service.