AJ Capital Partners restores landmark New Orleans hotel

The 106-room hotel was redesigned to honor its original architecture and history. (The 106-room hotel was redesigned to honor its original architecture and history. )

AJ Capital Partners relaunched the restored Pontchartrain Hotel, a property located in the Garden District on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. Originally built in 1927, the 106-room hotel was redesigned to honor its original architecture and history.

Led by CCO Andrew Alford, AJ Capital Partners' in-house team used a color palette that includes tones of crimson, emerald and whisky gold that are dominant in the lobby. There are also rattan furniture, antique mirrors and curated artwork. A mixture of mint, peony pink and ivy green complement the European and Caribbean-style furniture in each guestroom.

Pontchartrain Hotel’s dining options are the Caribbean Room, Silver Whistle Café and the Bayou Bar. There is greenery, rattan furniture and classic wood paneling complementing the Caribbean Room’s preserved Charles Reinike murals. Reclaimed wood, rustic finishes and an original impressionist Bayou mural are at the tavern-style Bayou Bar. Meanwhile, the Silver Whistle Café shows off its original architecture and seating.

A new rooftop lounge, Hot Tin, has 270-degree views of the city and the Mississippi River.