- The Scene:
An unconventionally historic New Orleans hotel, the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery the latest incarnation of a building that began its life in 1854 as a warehouse serving the Port of New Orleans. Built in the heart of New Orleans’ bustling port district just steps from the French Quarter, it served as a coffee warehouse before being purchased by E.J. Hart & Company who operated a chandlery, or general wholesale business, trading in everything sailing ships needed to stock their voyages – from canvas and rope to paper, tobacco and patent medicines.
Prior to the turn of the 20th century when New Orleans renumbered its street addresses, the building’s address was 77 Tchoupitoulas Street. In a nod to this heritage, a reference to the role hotels serve in provisioning modern travelers and a tribute to the neighborhood’s artistic roots, the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery takes its name from this original address. Starting with humble origins in New Orleans’ bustling port district, the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery has undergone a transformation to create the one of the most exciting and best new hotels in New Orleans.
It is our immense honor to partner with the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts – a tuition-free high school founded by artists, educators and community activists that offers students from nine parishes around New Orleans intensive academic and arts instruction. NOCCA boasts a faculty rich with working artists and an illustrious roster of alumni that includes Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr., Terence Blanchard and many more.
Recognizing a shared passion for the arts and a unique opportunity to showcase the work being done at the school, our aim at the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery is to be a NOCCA outpost in the Warehouse Arts District and help raise awareness for their mission.
To that end, student painters, printmakers, photographers, designers, collage and graphic artists from NOCCA’s upper level visual arts program were invited to submit works to be featured in the guestrooms at the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery. Works by six students were selected to be purchased, reproduced and displayed in the hotel.
Our guestrooms also feature copies of UMBRA, the annual publication created by the school’s creative writing students. Purchase a copy, take it home and help support NOCCA.
In our lobby, you’ll also find a NOCCA gallery sharing space with the Chandlery. This gallery features the work of students, faculty and alumni. The pieces on display rotate on a regular basis and are for sale. When you buy a piece, proceeds go directly to the artist.
Want more NOCCA? Head to 5 Press Street, between Chartres and Royal Streets, where the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood meets the Bywater. Here you’ll find Press Street Station cafe, the 5Press Gallery and the Press Street Gardens – great projects of the NOCCA Institute that raise funds to support the school.
- Standout Venue Features:
You know those places where there is something amazing to be discovered around every corner? At the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, we want your stay to be like that – both inside and outside our walls. That is why, whether you’re coming to let loose in the Big Easy or get some business done, we want to help you find everything you’re looking for in New Orleans. And no request is too big or small.
On top of our standard amenities, our Provenance Hotels Signature Amenities include:
- Pillow Menu – Sleep better. Rest your head on your choice of a range of specialty pillow types.
Spiritual Menu – Taoist? Christian? Muslim? We offer a variety of books of faith. Please feel free to borrow one during your stay to get inspired.
Spotify Menus – We have the sound track for your stay. Visit our Spotify channel and listen to music curated for your mood – from New Orleans jazz to classic rock and more.
Pet Welcoming Amenities – Bring your dog. We have pet beds, bowls, toys, tasty treats and comprehensive list of local pet resources ranging from dog walkers to pet psychics (yes, really) and everything in between.
Pet Room Service – For doggies with good taste, we have a pet-friendly menu designed with pets’ nutritional needs in mind.
Pet Spiritual Menu – We have a range of inspirational books on everything from dog massage to pet psychology to borrow free of charge during your stay.
- Extra Perks:
New Orleans is brimming with makers. We searched far and wide for the best of the best and bring them all right to you.
Inspired by our building’s heritage as a warehouse provisioning the Port of New Orleans, our lobby art gallery does double duty as a Chandlery stocked with items from our very favorite local and regional creators of t-shirts, art, jewelry, fragrances, candles, soaps, and much more.
Currently, the Chandlery features items from: Defend New Orleans, Dirty Coast, Tchoup Industries, Smoke, Red Arrow Workshop, Loomed, Goods that Matter, Mad Darling, Sweet Olive Soapworks, and Neon Zinn.
Visit, explore and take home something uniquely New Orleans.