Hotel Saint Vincent Makes Best New Hotels in the World List

Photos by Jenny McCabe

Travel and Leisure’s “It List 2022: Our Editors’ Picks of the Best New Hotels in the World” has landed and we are so proud that Hotel Saint Vincent made the list.

“In 1864, amid a yellow fever epidemic in New Orleans, philanthropist Margaret Haughery funded the construction of the Saint Vincent Infant Orphan Asylum. More than 150 years later, during another epidemic, another visionary woman transformed the red-brick Italianate building in the Lower Garden District into a different kind of sanctuary. At Hotel Saint Vincent, Texas hotelier Liz Lambert—who introduced the hipster-hotel concept to places like Austin’s South Congress Street and Marfa—brings her signature sense of nostalgia to the Big Easy. The 75-room retreat has a Southern Gothic vibe, from the gargoyles that creep along the clock tower to Purgatory of Nuns, a series of prints by Julie Speed, which guide you up the main staircase. Most rooms have balconies and deep soaking tubs, and guests can surely find a treasure at By George, the tiny boutique, which carries things like face glitter, vintage Rolexes, and Dries Van Noten swimwear (for those late-night dips in the courtyard pool)”