Housed in what was the world’s first World Trade Center and harnessing the power of beautiful design to uplift the human spirit, International House celebrates New Orleans today - an ensemble of unique architecture, colorful characters, joyful culture, signature food and music unlike any other city in America. Animated with ritual, romance and passion, infused with intriguing European, Caribbean and African influences and fueled by the city’s mosaic of humanity and creative culture, the hotel is recognized as one of the premier boutique hotels in the world by Conde Nast Traveller, Southern Living, Esquire, Entrepreneur and Wallpaper, among other respected press.
In addition to its design, the hotel offers an exceptional bar, restaurant and conference center. Set to a mesmerizing backdrop of flickering candlelight, sophisticated in style, named for divine spirits in Vodou and serving imaginative cocktails, spirits from small batch distilleries and artisan wines, loa is a destination bar. It has become a nightly gathering place for creative local artists and entrepreneurs flocking to the city in unprecedented numbers. Still America's most exotic city and the Northern-Most Caribbean City but updated and expressed for a new time. Each guest room at the hotel contains original black and white photographs, many of them by one of this city’s favorite adopted sons, the peerless Herman Leonard.
PhotoNOLA is an annual festival of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with galleries, museums and other venues citywide. The tenth annual festival takes place Dec 10 - Dec 13, 2015. Events include lectures, workshops, openings and a gala, with a broad range of photography exhibitions on display throughout the month, showcasing work by photographers near and far. PhotoNOLA draws hundreds of photography professionals to the city to partake in a variety of educational programming, and reaches broadly into the local community with exhibitions and events that are largely free and open to the public.