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Stay New Orleans: voco™ St. James Hotel

Welcome to my home away from home - New Orleans! As a woman who is from the Big Easy, the city has a special place in my heart marking some of my earliest and fondest memories. It's my favorite U.S. city most known for Mardi Gras, but it represents so much more than that. The Crescent city reflects a rich history of cultures coming together to create a unique and vibrant space and world-renowned experience. From the music scene to the Cajun/Creole cuisine to the dynamic nightlight to the spirit and voices of the people. I could go on and on...but New Orleans is unlike any city and an absolute must visit!

For our recent visit, we stayed at the voco St. James Hotel, which is located in the Central Business District on Magazine Street - close to everything you'd want to be close to - shopping, restaurants, sights, and neighborhoods like the historic French Quarter and the Garden District. You'll definitely want to walk through and explore all those neighborhoods. Not that you’d want to leave the hotel, as there's so many places to get comfortable and relax on this property, you would almost have to pull yourself away.

voco means ‘to invite’ and ‘call together’ originating from Latin, representing the brand’s thoughtful and playful nature, and ability to offer meaningful connection.

voco hotels are designed to stand out from the crowd. As one of IHG® Hotels & Resorts’ newest hotel brands, voco hotels combine the reassurance of a big brand with the informality and charm of a boutique hotel with small touches like the sweet treat upon arrival and their signature mascots the Finch, Owl, and Flamingo that define each space and enhance your stay.

Before I talk about the rooms, I'll give you a quick rundown of some of the property highlights:

There is one restaurant connected to the property. The Chophouse New Orleans, which was named the highest rated steakhouse in the city offering an upscale setting with live music nightly. There is one bar located inside of the hotel that has a food menu with small bites including options for guests with dietary restrictions.

The outdoor pool and courtyard are relaxing hideaways offering a calm setting and cozy atmosphere in the middle of the bustling city.

But above all of that - let's get to where you'll be spending the most time, and that's your room or suite. There are three major room categories. We stayed in the King Bed Suite. It had more than enough space for us to spread out, the fusion of New Orleans style with a French flair, and additional privacy as our suite had direct access to the pool terrace.

But fear not, you don't have to be in the suite to experience everything this hotel has to offer. The rooms offer expansive views from your window or balcony and spacious bathrooms with luxe body products. You can definitely tell that every detail was well considered for all guests.

Last but certainly not least, Book your stay here and be sure to join the IHG One Rewards program for lower rates and exclusive benefits.


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Hey Y'all!

I'm Santeka - a colorful, outspoken Southern woman that landed in New Jersey. Welcome to my corner of the internet where I share travel, food, twirlable moments, DIY pjojects, and fixer upper inspiration all while living my life out loud! My favorite gig is helping entrepreneurs leverage their table to grow their business.


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