Rubenstein Hotel Open in Time for Carnival Season

NEW ORLEANS  – The Rubenstein family, known for its century-old men’s clothing store on Canal Street, has opened The Rubenstein Hotel at 104 St. Charles Avenue in partnership with J Collection Hotels, owned by Joe Jaeger.

The 40-room luxury boutique hotel is located on the upper floors of six historic buildings owned by the Rubensteins near the corner of Canal and St. Charles.

“We are proud to showcase our family’s enduring commitment to downtown and the city of New Orleans,” said David Rubenstein in a press release. “The hotel’s debut coincides with our centennial celebration of the downstairs store and is a continuing showcase of our commitment to the Canal Street corridor and tourism in New Orleans.”

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The Rubenstein Hotel joins 17 other hotels in the J Collection portfolio, which includes more than 2,050 rooms in New Orleans and throughout the Southeast. The collection includes The Jung Hotel & Residences, Hotel Mazarin, Hotel Le Marais, Dauphine Orleans, Le Richelieu, Melrose Mansion, Audubon Cottages, Maison Dupuy Hotel, Historic Streetcar Inn, Chateau Hotel, Hotel Royal, French Quarter Suites, New Orleans Courtyard Hotel and the New Orleans Airport Hotel. It also includes Nottoway in White Castle, La.; Dunleith Historic Inn in Natchez, Miss., and Sheraton Refuge Resort and Conference Center in Flowood, Miss.

“My family is committed to New Orleans and, as the largest operator of independent hotels in the city, we are always looking for opportunities to introduce projects that embrace the city’s uniqueness and character,” said Jaeger. “Working with the Rubenstein family, who share our love of the city, to bring The Rubenstein Hotel to life was both an honor and a privilege.”

The hotel is managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, a global hospitality management company that also operates 10 other J Collection New Orleans hotels. Aimbridge has more than 1,500 properties under contract in 20 countries.

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