Adda is easily Le Pavillon’s most popular ghost. Adda is also called Eva or Ava. She haunts the hotel’s main entrance and lobby. It is believed that the girl with brown eyes and brown hair was killed by a runaway carriage. She carries a clutch and wears a hat, shawl and long black skirt. People have seen her pacing in the lobby and she has been mistaken as a Mardi Gras celebrant. She has been reported to bump into people, say sorry and then suddenly vanish.
Le Pavillon is also the home of a ghost couple. The man died suddenly after taking a long walk with his wife, his wife was to die shortly after overcome by grief. They are always seen together, happy and holding each other’s hands while walking the hotel grounds. They are sometimes seen walking through doors and vanishing into elevators. The man has a dark moustache and dark hat and is always seen smoking a cigar. On the other hand, the woman is said to wear a long light blue dress. She has dark hair and is always seen to carry a beaded purse.
Visitors and staff of the hotel have reported seeing the ghost of a long-haired shoeless man who has a vibrantly colored shirt on. He is said to play pranks on hotel guests by yanking their sheets, hiding room keys and shoes, as well as moving belongings of guests. One of the hotel’s many guests also reported waking up around 2:30 in the morning seeing an elderly woman in a black dress sitting on the side of his bed.
Le Pavillon can be found on Poydras Street and is just a few minutes away from the French Quarter, Convention Center and the Superdome. One of the grandest hotels in New Orleans, Le Pavillon continues to attract thousands of visitors to the state each year. The land which the hotel stands on today, used to belong to the Jesuits. After the Jesuits were expelled, the hotel became Mr. Gravier’s property. However, as his fortunes declined, the condition of the hotel also declined.
In the 1870’s the land was embroiled in a legal problem which even went as far as the Supreme Court. La Baronne Realty acquired the property and erected a hotel called Hotel Denechaud on the site which was considered the finest hotel in the South. The hotel ownership passed into new hands in the 1970s and restoration was undertaken. Crystal chandeliers were imported from Czechoslovakia, marble floors were installed and Italian columns were erected, giving birth to what is now known as Le Pavillon.
The age of grand hotels is still alive and well with Le Pavillon. It is the proud recipient of the AAA’s four diamond award since 1996. It was also included in the “Gold List” of Conde Nast for the year 2005. Le Pavillon is an exception hotel where guests can enjoy days of romantic evenings, opulence and elegance. The hotel’s award winning Crystal Room is popular for its delicious and innovative dishes. The classical décor and the sparkling crystal chandeliers give the restaurant a fine ambience. Their “Bananas Foster Waffle Le Pavillon” is a favourite of guests. You will have your fill of the best pasta, salads and soup.
People who are looking to share a casual drink with friends after a day of touring the city or a day of business meetings, will enjoy Le Gallery. The Sieanna marble balustrade gives Le Gallery a unique design. It is an ode to the grandness of French aristocracy. The hotel offers meeting packages and has meeting rooms in the second and tenth floors, as well as the lower levels. There is also a wide array of catering and meeting packages to choose from. If you would like your wedding to be truly memorable, you should check the hotel’s splendid wedding amenities.
- In-room safe
- Iron/Ironing board
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Desk in room
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Valet parking
- Computer rental
- Translation services
- Room service
- Internet access
Things to Do
There are various things to do and places to visit when staying in Le Pavillon. Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop is out of the way but it is worth going to because it is the oldest building and bar in New Orleans. If you are looking for a good drink, this is the best place to go to. Fascinated with marine life? You should go to the Aquarium of the Americas. Children and adults will enjoy this place. The French Quarter is also not to be missed with every visit to New Orleans. After all, this is the heart of New Orleans. If you are looking for great nightlife, Bourbon and Royal Streets are waiting for you. There are also various cafes and restaurants worth trying, such as Café Du Monde.
Deluxe rooms start at $200
Executive suites start at $1000
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