Experiences

J Collection Exclusive Experiences

A stay at any J Collection property offers guests the opportunity to enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences and exclusive privileges. Thanks to our local partnerships, guests can expect a truly authentic New Orleans experience.

Visit a Former Plantation

Step back in time to the antebellum South by visiting a former plantation. Take a day trip from the city or stay overnight to get the full experience. The J Collection offers a Town & Country package that combines the excitement of New Orleans with a more relaxed experience. Stroll among the grand oak trees at Nottoway, the largest antebellum mansion of the South. 

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Take a Haunted History Tour

New Orleans is considered one of the most haunted cities in America, and the Bourbon Orleans Hotel is considered the most haunted hotel in the city. Every Thursday, guests of the Bourbon Orleans Hotel get exclusive access to a complimentary haunted tour of the property, led by the concierge — who is also a licensed tour guide.

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Experience a NBA Game or Concert in a Suite

All J Collection guests have exclusive access to purchase tickets in our private suite at the Smoothie King Center for NBA games and select concerts. The suite features comfortable seating, a lounge area, complimentary refreshments, and a private bathroom.

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Experience Live Music at Our Bars    

No visit to New Orleans is complete without enjoying live jazz by talented local musicians. Several of our French Quarter bars offer live music on the weekends or even nightly, including 21st Amendment Bar at La Louisiane, Bourbon "O” Bar, and May Baily's Place. 

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Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Mardi Gras

Guests of J Collection properties enjoy complimentary shuttle service to and from Mardi Gras World, an attraction unlike any other. A tour guide will show you the working prop shop, where artists design and work on Mardi Gras floats year round. Learn about the history of Carnival and its many traditions, try king cake, and get up close to real Mardi Gras parade floats.

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Go on a Fishing or Kayaking Excursion

Louisiana boasts lush landscapes unique to the Gulf Coast, and no visit would be complete without a trip out on the water. The J Collection has an exclusive partnership with Marsh & Bayou Outfitters, located in the French Quarter. Hotel guests can experience professionally guided fishing and kayaking tours, along with private transportation. If you get any bites, your fresh catch will be cleaned and delivered to your hotel or participating restaurant to enjoy.

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Learn How to Make Gumbo

Every Wednesday, guests of the Bourbon Orleans have the opportunity to participate in a complimentary Gumbo cooking demonstration and tasting, led by the executive chef of Roux on Orleans restaurant.

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Wine & Art

The Jung Hotel features exclusive artwork from local artists throughout the hotel. Each Friday, guests can enjoy a complimentary art tour around the hotel's expansive lobby, led by the concierge, all while sipping on champagne. On Thursdays, guests are invited to a complimentary wine tasting, which is followed by a prix-fixe dinner paired with the wines.

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Attend a Murder-Mystery Dinner

Nottoway Plantation is the perfect setting for a murder-mystery dinner. Guests enjoy a murder-mystery show; a cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres, champagne, and cocktails; a guided mansion tour; and a delicious four-course dinner, including wine. Guest will even have the option to stay overnight at the plantation.

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