The J Collection, a portfolio of historic southern Louisiana hotels and resorts, has launched in New Orleans. This new hotel 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. Comprised of 19 locally owned and operated hotels, each J Collection property boasts deep roots and historic beginnings, each offering its own distinctive style and character, along with personalized service and southern hospitality.
“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,” said Joe Jaeger, principal of the J Collection, in a statement. “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 was founded in New Orleans by Jaeger in 2015 as a part of the MCC Group, a multi-unit real estate development organization dedicated to real estate projects that spur meaningful economic and community development. Jaeger is recognized as one of the most innovative developers in the region. His vision is guided by a belief that all projects should not only deliver exceptional guest experiences, but also positive change for the community as a whole. Jaeger has a deep commitment to preserving history while modernizing amenities for today’s traveler, and this is reflected across all of the hotels under the J Collection brand.
The J Collection hotels and resorts are designed to inspire, capturing the rich history, culture and personality of their respective destinations. Each are a part of the fabric and heritage of the cities in which they reside, They include 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 tucked away cottages gathered around what is said to be the first swimming pool in the French Quarter.
In addition to the rich history of the J Collection hotels and resorts, it is the service and the people at each property that really brings the guest experience to life. Guests will appreciate the welcoming atmosphere, sense of connection and community, and personalized service at every one of the J Collection properties. Each hotel in the group has developed its own brand of Southern hospitality, with the common thread being all guests are treated like cherished friends being welcomed home, and each have the opportunity to connect with each other, the employees, the destination, and the community. At Audubon Cottages, there is no front desk, but rather guests are greeted personally at the door by one of their very own butlers, after which they are treated to their preferred beverage while discussing the details of their stay. Over at Melrose Mansion, a nightly wine and cheese reception greets guests before they head out for a night in the French Quarter or turn in to their oversized suites.
The J Collection is committed to providing fun and engaging social spaces for guests and offers a multitude of gathering places at its properties including the iconic Bourbon O Bar at the Bourbon Orleans and 21stAmendment at La Louisiana inside Hotel Mazarin, both featuring live jazz nightly. With a well-curated range of options, from boutique to sprawling, the J Collection offers a range of price points appealing to almost any traveler; from a romantic escape or a family vacation, to a one-of-a-kind corporate event, wedding or celebration.