The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery
Giving Back Company
504.527.5271 | old77hotel.com
535 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans
The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, an award-winning acclaimed hotel that draws its name from its historic warehouse building’s old address, prides itself on being known as a hotel grounded in its community. The staff come from all walks of life—some were born and raised New Orleans natives, others are newcomers who have chosen to make a life here; some are new to hospitality, while others are practiced hands. The hotel has intentionally chosen a staff with diverse experiences and strengths to create real, vibrant accessibility to anyone who wants to truly experience the whole city of New Orleans, from art and history to food and culture.
WHY THEY GIVE
The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery and Provenance Hotels believe that a hotel experience is made up of more than the qualities of a building; a hotel experience begins and ends with the contributions made by people. This focus on the importance and authenticity of human interaction has led Provenance and The Old No. 77 to a real understanding of the importance of philanthropy and community building for the hotel industry. The Old. No 77 in particular has always been motivated to support its community. Their newest wave of philanthropy was born from their enjoyment of the Tricentennial celebrations—the hotel wants to see New Orleans and the region continue to grow and thrive for the next 300 years while preserving its culture and way of life.
This year, the hotel is partnering with Restore the Mississippi River Delta, a coalition organization serving the Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. The project is dedicated to fostering and advancing solutions to reverse the delta’s collapse. The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery’s partnership with Restore the Mississippi River Delta works as a guest promotion: guests can book their rooms through the promotion “300 More,” which promotes 300 more years of a thriving New Orleans. Through that promotion, 5 percent of the room rate goes to the coalition to support the delta’s revitalization.
The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery and Provenance Hotels don’t have a mission statement, but instead a Manifesto, in which they promise that their hotels and their experiences are rooted first and foremost in the experiences of the hotel staff and its guests. They are dedicated to creating an experience, not just providing a hotel stay.