THE HISTORY OF THE BOURBON ORLEANS HOTEL

A HISTORY WITH A COLORFUL PAST

The Bourbon Orleans Hotel’s storied history affords guests the opportunity to not only relive it, but to rewrite their own.

ORLEANS THEATRE & BALLROOM

1817-1881

When it opened in 1819, the Orleans Theatre & Ballroom became the setting for Europoean operas and entertainment for Creole society in New Orleans.

SISTERS OF THE HOLY FAMILY

1881-1964

In 1881 the Sisters of the Holy Family, the order founded by Henriette DeLille in 1842, purchased the former Orleans Ballroom and convert the building into a convent.  The Sisters eventually annexed the site of the former Orleans Theater and built an orphanage and school.

BOURBON ORLEANS HOTEL

1964-TODAY

Today, the Bourbon Orleans Hotel offers a rich legacy that appeals to guests looking to stay in a historic hotel without having to compromise on modern amenities or service.

A HAUNTED NEW ORLEANS HOTEL

IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK

Among the top 10 most haunted hotels in the U.S. according to USA Today 10Best, the Bourbon Orleans Hotel has a rich heritage that dates back to 1815.   With such a long history, it is no surprise that some visitors have never left.