New Orleans Hotel Collection and the French Quarter Hotel Collection are now combined under the umbrella brand J Collection for a total of 19 boutique hotels and resorts in New Orleans and the surrounding area.
The new brand J Collection includes 19 locally owned and operated hotels situated throughout New Orleans and the surrounding region. Each property offers its own distinctive style and personality, along with personalized service and southern hospitality. This new brand is the next step in the evolution of the New Orleans Hotel Collection and the French Quarter Hotel Collection – previously two separate hotel groups – which are now under the same umbrella of the J Collection.
The J Collection was founded in New Orleans by Joe Jaeger, Principal of the J Collection, in 2015 as a part of the MCC Group, a multi-unit real estate development organization dedicated to projects that spur meaningful economic and community development. For Jaeger, all projects should not only deliver exceptional guest experiences, but also positive change for the community. Jaeger has a deep commitment to preserving history while modernizing amenities for today's traveler, and this is reflected across all the hotels under the J Collection brand. Examples include Nottoway, the largest remaining antebellum mansion in the South; The Bourbon Orleans, home to the most historic ballroom in New Orleans; and The Jung Hotel & Residences, which was Canal Street's first luxury hotel.
The J Collection represents the best of the South, with an incredibly diverse array of hotels and resorts, each with its own unique story to tell. As we continue to expand our presence throughout New Orleans and beyond, including the two most recent acquisitions of Le Richelieu and Dunleith, we look forward to continuing our commitment to preserving and protecting historically significant properties throughout the region.
The J Collection hotels and resorts are designed to inspire, capturing the rich history, culture and personality of their respective destinations. They are a part of the fabric and heritage of the cities in which they reside, including Nottoway, the largest remaining antebellum mansion in the South; The Bourbon Orleans, which is home to the most historic ballroom in New Orleans; The Jung Hotel & Residences, Canal Street's first luxury hotel; and Audubon Cottages, a collection of cottages tucked away around what is said to be the first swimming pool in the French Quarter.
Properties in the J Collection provide social spaces for guests and a multitude of gathering places including the iconic Bourbon O Bar at the Bourbon Orleans and 21st Amendment at La Louisiane inside Hotel Mazarin, which both feature live jazz nightly. Options range from boutique to sprawling, and offer a range of price points appealing to any traveler; from a romantic escape or a family vacation, to corporate events, weddings or other celebrations.