The Big Easy has a New Place to Say “I Do”
Located steps away from the famous Canal Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans, is the new NOPSI Hotel, a Salamander luxury property. The historical building, once home to the New Orleans Public Service Inc., hence the acronym, was the former utility and transit operator, dating back to 1927. The NOPSI Hotel is a 217-room luxury hotel that is architecturally unique with an industrial elegance holding a soft spot in spirit for the past and present community.
WE SIMPLY ADORE
Above the Grid is the NOPSI’s rooftop pool and bar. A beautiful oasis during the day and quite the social scene at night – offering spectacular 24-hour views of downtown NOLA.
Location, location, location. The NOPSI is sandwiched between the French Quarter and the local Arts District – the best of both worlds that can both be reached by a short walk.
OUT AND ABOUT
Drink Lab – Learn how to muddle, mix and shake from master bartender Daniel Victory in a funky space near downtown NOLA
Arts District of New Orleans – aka ADNO includes 16 contemporary art galleries, three world-class museums/institutions presenting visual and performing arts, a rotating outdoor public sculpture collection, numerous cafes, bars and restaurants
GET THE DISH
Public Service – located inside the NOPSI Hotel, Public Service is designed with community gathering in mind while designed with a modern/industrial public service flare giving a nod to the past.
Brennan’s Brunch – it’s a New Orleans tradition since 1946! It’s also the birthplace of Banana’s Foster. Try staples like Turtle soup and Eggs Hussarde
Galatoires Restaurant – Friday Lunch (see Note to Self below)
Willa Jean – a relaxed bakery and café featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner – pay special attention to ‘the biscuit situation’ and try the fried chicken with honey-Tobasco and the grilled banana bread
BIG DAY DETAILS
The NOPSI Dryades Ballroom features exposed brick, huge arched windows and soaring 30-foot ceilings while embracing the historic past of the public works building is a 24-foot high crane and tracks which transported transformers, provides uniqueness unlike any other. Don’t be fooled with the industrial-type demeanor – the lighting of this ballroom enhances even the most romantic events.
The hotel rooms and suites are spacious and fashioned in comforting natural tones and refined furnishings where your guests will enjoy time together.
The food culture of New Orleans is known throughout the country – your wedding in New Orleans should represent the same. The chefs at the NOPSI not only uphold traditional New Orleans cuisine but also add a slant on extravagance and unique flare.
NOTE TO SELF
See and be seen! Galatoire’s Restaurant is the happening place for lunch on Friday’s and an indulgent experience you won’t have anywhere else. Make Reservations! Be prepared to spend 2-4 hours.
ADNO (Art District) hosts free gallery receptions every FIRST Saturday of the month from 6-9pm.