Though it was years in the making, the timing of The Chloe’s grand opening—amid uncertainty and safety precautions during a global pandemic—was delayed until October 2020. The result, from acclaimed New Orleans-based restaurateur Robert LeBlanc and designer Sara Ruffin Costello, is a quaint boutique property that creates a small, homey atmosphere that is steeped in area culture.
Designed to instill a sense of Old-world charm, the Victorian-era mansion that houses the hotel is set in the Uptown neighborhood known for its grand homes on the path of the St. Charles streetcar.
Each of the hotel’s 14 sun-drenched guest rooms is unique and mixes eclectic with modern amenities. Think four-poster beds, soaking tubs, vintage furniture, and in-room record players accompanied by curated vinyl collections—a nod to the city’s rich musical history provided by Peaches Records, a New Orleans institution since the 70s.
Guests can relax in their stylish room, filled with locally-made amenities—from the bath products to bathrobes—and enjoy a leisurely bite thanks to the hotel's complimentary in-room breakfast. If the occasion calls for it a selection of add-ons are offered like daily fresh flowers and a bottle sommelier-selected Champagne or a chef's daily selection of charcuterie and cheese served with pre-batched cocktails are also available.
The restaurant and bar offer modern spins on old classics: Creole-influenced fare made with local seasonal ingredients as well as classic NOLA cocktails.
The Chloe is dedicated to their recycling program and is committed to recycling all glass from the hotel, restaurant, and bar with the help of Glass Half Full New Orleans a company that recycles glass into glass-sand to be used for art, sandblasting, soil mixtures, landscaping and possibly for beach sand and for coastal restoration in the future.