Pelham Hotel launches full interior refurbishment
NEW ORLEANS – The 65 rooms Hotel Pelham at 444 Common Street announced the completion of an extensive interior renovation, including a redesign of the lobby, bedrooms and bathrooms, guest hallway and more. The renovation comes on the heels of new ownership by AMS Hospitalitythe hospitality division of a southeast-focused real estate development company Allen Morris Company and black salmon, the Miami-based national real estate investment and development company. The hotel is managed by HRI Accommodation with design led by Suomi Design Works.
“This renovation will provide guests with an elevated yet distinct New Orleans experience,” said Allison Barnette, general manager of the hotel, in a press release. “Inspired by the origins of the property, we sought to preserve the hotel’s unique character while transforming the spaces with today’s traveler in mind. From the moment they arrive, guests will be immersed in the town’s rich history while enjoying the world-class hospitality for which The Pelham is known.
In an 1800s building, the Pelham’s design combines European influence with the theatrical flair of New Orleans’ golden age of theater and mansions. The hotel’s furnishings, plasterwork, oversized mirrors, and artwork are complemented by leather and natural woods. The hotel features original artwork by Page Goss, as well as other curated works by Goss and designer Vanessa Watts Watts & Gray.
Redesigned rooms contain oversized decorative mirrors and vintage accents like Victrola radios, and a color palette of jewel tones mixed with contrasting colors such as orange and green. The rooms feature 18 foot ceilings, original exposed brickwork and 10 foot high windows.
Several smaller spaces have been combined to create a larger hospitality lounge with gilded shelves stocked with craft liquors, wines and sweets.