NEW ORLEANS, La. (June 1, 2023) The J Collection recently restored the former site of the Marianites of Holy Cross convent into a new concept, the Holy Angels Bywater Hotel and Residences.

J Collection Hotels and Development partners Joe Jaeger and Arnold Kirshman assembled a creative team for the Holy Angels restoration project with Spartan Builders as the contractor.

The historic location’s building accommodations include one- and two-bed guest rooms and residential-style apartments. Additional improvements are a new pool and spa deck, along with a restaurant and bar. The restaurant and bar space will open soon, and the restoration of the existing chapel is underway, ensuring that Holy Angles is a perfect location for special occasions and weddings.

Bywater residents, visitors, and guests looking for residential opportunities, hotel, and short-term rental (STR) options have a unique opportunity with Holy Angels Bywater Hotel and Residences. The project was built with flexibility in mind and can accommodate any of the mentioned usages.

STRs are a popular option for people who need a temporary place to stay as they can be more cost-effective than hotels, with discounted rates depending on the length of stay. The Holy Angels property meets that option in the marketplace, but unlike most STRs, it combines the amenities of a hotel with the accommodations of a traditional STR.

Another attraction to STRs is they provide a more authentic and personalized travel experience. When STR guests stay at Holy Angels, they will have a sense of the Bywater culture and lifestyle, with amenities such as fully equipped kitchens, full-size washers and dryers, and living spaces.

The new hotel and STR additions promise to enhance the historic Bywater neighborhood and New Orleans community. The local communities within the Bywater have an invested interest in Holy Angels and have deeply cherished the landmark site for decades. The J Collection is committed to preserving the Holy Angels’ legacy for generations to come.

About Holy Angels Bywater Hotel and Residences

The Holy Angels Bywater Hotel and Residences resides at 3500 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, in one of the city’s most culturally vibrant neighborhoods. The hotel’s property was home to the Marianites of Holy Cross for 165 years, founded in 1849. The memory of the Marianites’ devotion to the property lives on as the J Collection ushers in a new era. For information, please visit

About J Collection

The J Collection represents 17 unique, locally owned and operated hotels with more than 2,050 rooms in New Orleans and Southeast Region. Each property has a distinctive style and personality, offering an authentic experience steeped in rich culture and charm. The collection is comprised of: 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, the New Orleans Airport Hotel, Nottoway in White Castle, La., Dunleith Historic Inn in Natchez, MS, and Sheraton Refuge Resort and Conference Center in Flowood, MS. Additionally, The Rubenstein Hotel on St. Charles Ave. will be joining the roster in September 2023. For more information, visit

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