The Eliza Jane, a Hyatt Unbound Collection Property Hotel, Opens in New Orleans

June 7, 2018

The Eliza Jane, a 196-room hotel located just two blocks from the French Quarter, opened on Apr. 24, 2018 as the newest member of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand. The Unbound Collection by Hyatt launched in 2016 as a unique collection of new and existing luxury and upper-upscale properties offering unique stay experiences and story-worthy moments.

The hotel is contained within nine historic warehouses that appear distinct on the outside but have been united inside. The Eliza Jane’s design team drew inspiration from many of the buildings’ original occupants: The Daily Picayune, the Gulf Baking Soda company, Peters Cartridge shop and Peychaud Bitters factory.

The boutique property is named after Eliza Jane Nicholson, publisher of The Daily Picayune in the late 1800s and the first woman publisher of a major metropolitan newspaper in the United States.

The Eliza Jane’s 196 guestrooms and suites have been carefully designed with the destination in mind. Many of the rooms feature the hotel’s original brick walls and ceiling beams - organically incorporated into the modern design of the rooms.

“Our goal with The Eliza Jane was to embrace the history and location of these distinct buildings to create a special experience for our guests,” said Jim Merkel, CEO of Rockbridge, a leading investor in the property.

The Eliza Jane offers 1,729 square feet of meeting space divided into two meetings rooms, and will feature a 2,000 sq. ft. open-air interior courtyard. WiFi is complimentary throughout the hotel and meeting spaces.

The Courtyard, expected to open in June, will be a destination space within the property, framed by original brick walls. Influenced by Spanish architecture from New Orleans, The Courtyard will connect to the hotel and restaurant and hotel via small, arched passageways. The space will feature a variety of seating arrangements.

The hotel’s dining options will include Couvant, a signature French brasserie housed within the building’s original bitters factory, and The Press Room lobby bar, now open, that also serve takeaway breakfast fare. Couvant is set to open in Summer 2018 and will serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert as well as late-night cocktails and wine. Catering from Couvant will be available for meetings.

“New Orleans is one of the most exciting places in the country, and we are thrilled to bring a fresh take on the city’s hospitality scene with the opening of The Eliza Jane,” said general manager Travis Tague.

He added, “The property fully embraces our city’s spirit, and we look forward to complementing that by offering personalized and genuine New Orleans experiences to our guests.”

The Eliza Jane is located just 15 miles from Louis Armstrong International Airport, within the historic Central Business District. Attractions Lafayette Square and the National WWII Museum are within easy walking distance.

For more information on The Eliza Jane, go HERE.

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