As amazing as traveling can be, it can also go terribly wrong. From incidents beyond control such a canceled flight or bad weather to making poor accommodation decisions ("I knew that AirBnb looked too good to be true"), your next trip could be unforgettable, in the worst way possible. Instead of playing with fate, Lyric is here to make your travel experience not only more comfortable, but truly homey with their line of Creative Suites.
The properties are located in 7 (soon to be 8) cities, including New Orleans. The rooms, filled with in-house designed furniture, are available for as little as 2 nights to over 300 (perfect for any long-term adventures or professional projects) and are curated with local touches--think Congregation Coffee and Louis Armstrong vinyls at the Nola location.
According to the brand, New Orleans was a natural fit considering that the city is steeped in creativity and makers. With a handful of Lyric branded projects under their belt, Lyric's first fully branded building project made its debut in the Crescent City. "[It was] the first building where we put our Lyric signage out on the street," says Rob Flaws, Lyric's senior director of interior design. "A big moment of pride for us to showcase our brand in this incredible Warehouse District."
Lyric New Orleans is located in a former coffee manufacturing plan (owned by Reily Foods Company) and the rooms offer nods to the city's French, African, and Caribbean influences. The design process was rooted in the history of the building, neighborhood, and city itself, and each item was made to speak to the culture, diversity, and celebration of the building. Rattan chairs adorned with colorful pillows and sitting on natural rugs all pay homage to the cultural influences as well as the natural green bayou surroundings.
The suites do offer hotel amenities such as luxury products and internet, as well as a washer and dryer and an on-site concierge team. Mattresses are made by Casper and the kitchen is fully stocked. Any brand partnerships must have similar values: high-quality while maintaining a simple and modern aesthetic.
The 32 suites range from studio size to 3-bedrooms sanctuaries. Flaws says that Lyric's guests are a mix of people traveling for business and pleasure with one thing in common: they are looking for a more inspiring space than just a standard hotel. "Lyric's Creative Suites are created for people to feel like they are at home as they travel."
Lyric's New Orleans location can be found at 451 Girod St, New Orleans, LA 70130.