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1896 O’Malley House Owner Featured in USA Today Article

Larry Watts, the owner of 1896 O’Malley House, was happy to be included in an article about reputation management on review site TripAdvisor. Having been interviewed back in April by Tripavisor about how to succesfully run an award-winning inn, Larry was the natural choice to speak to the importance of responding to reviews and taking his guests’ comments seriously.

To read the full text of the article, see this link: USA Today

Around the Inn Holidays in New Orleans

Halloween Night Availability

Believe it orjack o lantern not, we still have limited availability for Halloween. With all of the wonderfully wicked things doing on in the city during Halloween week, you will certainly find many terrifying activities in which to take part.

After you are completely undone by the haunted goings-on, come tuck your covers up to your neck in our cheerfully spirit-free accommodations and sleep like the dead a baby.

Check our online availability HERE or call us directly at (866) 226-1896.

Around the Inn Blog New Orleans Dining

RUE 127 – New American Bistro

New Orleans is a foodie’s playground, offering so many delicious restaurants, so you might find it difficult to decide where to have dinner.  Let us suggest RUE 127 – New American Bistro.  This amazing little restaurant can be found in a renovated New Orleans style shotgun home right across the street from 1896 O’Malley House and is a highlight of our neighborhood.  The upscale menu options provided at RUE 127 may prove to be pleasantly surprising, and they certainly do not disappoint.

Chef Ray Gruezke designed a delectable menu sure to delight your taste buds.  When possible, the restaurant uses sustainably grown produce and the freshest meats and seafood.  To ensure that each of RUE 127’s menu items are made from fresh ingredients, the offerings change weekly.  Save room for dessert, Chef Joanna Parker is the pastry chef responsible for each delectable creation including a House Made Sorbet of the Day.  Finally, local artist Natalie Boos’ art compliments the cozy atmosphere in this welcoming restaurant.

RUE 127 is open Tuesday through Friday for lunch, and Monday through Saturday for dinner.  Call for reservations, or make them online.  You can also view their menu on their website.

If you still need convincing, see what contributors to Urban Spoon are saying.  We know you won’t be disappointed in the amazing cuisine available at RUE 127 – New American Bistro.

127 N. Carrollton Avenue
New Orleans, LA
504-483-1571
www.rue127.com

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TripAdvisor checks us out!

After years of being rated a top B&B in New Orleans and the US,  TripAdvisor sent a team to check us out. April Robb along with her film crew, spent 3 hours this week filming and talking with the 1896 O’Malley House staff to find out our secrets. They toured guest rooms, common areas and our new courtyard to get an idea of what our guests experience while staying with us.

They were very impressed with all the small things we provided to the guests at no cost, such as the free wine, beer and snacks.  The one thing they really loved were the iPads in the guest rooms, computer in the common area and wireless printer on the O’Malley House network.

They then filmed interviews with us to be used as training for hotel and B&B staff from around the country on how to better use TripAdvisor tools and data. They have also asked us to speak at the upcoming TripAdvisor meeting in New Orleans.

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In Room iPads!

The 1896 O’Malley House has Good News for  guests this month!  The 1896 O’Malley House B&B is the first in the country to offer the  InnConcierge  App to its guests. The newest App for the hospitality industry .  The InnConcierge App is used on IPads provided by the 1896 O’Malley House in each guest room.

The Concierge app gives guest users access to a broad range of information including area attractions/history, tours,  gift shop, dining, in-room services , spa services, contact numbers and even guest reviews. In addition, it provides access to the latest packages and specials as well as connecting to social media platforms directly from guest rooms with thousands of free apps available for download. This tool, which will soon be complemented by versions for other handheld devices (such as iPhone, iTouch, and Android), is integrated with social networking tools, enabling guests to share data and interact with services from  the 1896 O’Malley House B&B.