Le Pavillon Hotel

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Le Pavillon Hotel
Le Pavillon New Orleans.JPG
The Romanesque facade of the Le Pavillon on Poydras Street
General information
Location 833 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana
Coordinates 29°57′01″N 90°04′22″W / 29.9504°N 90.0728°W / 29.9504; -90.0728Coordinates: 29°57′01″N 90°04′22″W / 29.9504°N 90.0728°W / 29.9504; -90.0728
Opening 1907
Other information
Number of rooms 219
Number of suites 7
Number of restaurants 1 The Crystal Room.
Parking On site
Website
http://www.lepavillon.com
Members of Leading Hotels of the World.

The Le Pavillon Hotel [1] is a luxury hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was originally named the Denechaud, then for generations was the De Soto Hotel.

Le Pavillon Hotel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1991.[2] Le Pavillon Hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.[3] Le Pavillon New Orleans has several stories of deaths spanning the eras before and after its construction. During construction, workmen were said to have died while laying the foundations, which were on top of a former swamp. In 1971, a plumber working in the house discovered a grave with a skeleton of a small figure, most likely that of a child or, perhaps, the body of the dwarf alleged to have been sacrificed by the members of the Hell Fire Club. Le Pavillon is claimed to be haunted by several ghosts the most frequently reported is that of a young boy who supposedly drowned in the hotel pool in 1936. Le Pavillon is allegedly haunted by angry spirits. Staff members have claimed physical attacks, possessions, and dark figures. It was featured on the TV series Ghost Adventures.[69][70] Reportedly haunted by spirits of residents of the main house and of slaves who practiced Voodoo. This hotel is believed to be haunted by a seven-year-old girl from the 18th century, named Mary Masters, who had lived in the row of houses which once stood where the hotel is now. She died due to cholera in 1791. Her apparition roams the halls.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le Pavillon Hotel Website
  2. ^ "Le Pavillon Hotel History". lepavillon.com. 2009. 
  3. ^ "Le Pavillon Hotel, a Historic Hotels of America member". Historic Hotels of America. Retrieved January 28, 2014.