The Roosevelt Hotel Lobby and Clock - New Orleans
Back at the end of June, I added a coaster (and glass cover) to the #CoasterCollection here on the blog and kind of just glossed over the actual hotel. Being a fan of old-school hotels, the lobby at the Roosevelt deserves a post of it's own here in my online/travel diary. Check out the photo above to see the mosiacs, the fixtures and the all around glamour of the place. They don't build hotels like this any more - in terms of the materials but also the space. There is so much 'useless' space that isn't in rooms. The areas around the elevators on the upper floors is generous. Today? They'd build that space into the rooms. There are these little weird half-floors that are totally NOT ADA-compliant.
And in keeping with the Waldorf-Atoria tradition of featuring significant clocks in their lobby, the Roosevelt has a beautiful piece called "The Paris Exhibition Clock. Turns out, despite the clock being made in 1867, it has only called the Roosevelt home since 2009.