Unpretentious charm near the French Quarter.. In Short Located close to the Quarter, the Convention Center and the Mississippi River, the small hotel was once home to the city's Board of Trade. Its facade is wrapped in ironwork balconies complemented by exposed-brick interiors. The 86 guest rooms feature muted colors with dramatic accents like swag draperies. Amenities range from robes to data ports. The property has a small pool, a courtyard and the popular restaurant Cuvee, where Chef Richard Starr cooks contemporary Creole cuisine.