The Ambiance of New Orleans (click on it to read it.) The hotel was founded in 1886 by an Italian family and their descendants still own the hotel. It is one of the last family-owned hotels in the USA. It is an historic landmark and a member of the "Historic Hotels of America." It has been a favorite of many southern authors. When in New Orleans Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote and many others were frequent guests. Below is a vintage postcard of the hotel.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas, if you celebrate it, and a very Happy New Year.