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The Drifter

The Drifter Coffee in New Orleans
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  • Food & Drink

    Poolside bar, lobby bar, The Drifter Café

  • Spa & Recreation

    Pool, yoga, workouts

  • Conference & Meetings

    Private events for up to 250 people

  • Architecture

    Joel Ross

  • Interior design

    Nicole Cota Studio

  • The Originals

    Jayson Seidman, Zach Kupperman, and Alex Ramirez

  • Food & Drink

    Poolside bar, lobby bar, The Drifter Café

  • Spa & Recreation

    Pool, yoga, workouts

  • Conference & Meetings

    Private events for up to 250 people

Inspired by subcultural nonconformity, The Drifter updates midcentury modernism while celebrating local art, hip cuisine, and specialty coffee.

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Architecture Joel Ross

The Drifter Exterior in New Orleans

Architecture Joel Ross

The Drifter is housed in a reworked modernist structure that references the Googie style—a strand of futurist...

architecture from the 1950s influenced by the Space Race imagery and car culture and captured by such elements as an asymmetrical awning and neon “motel” sign. The concrete parking lot here—a defining feature of any motel—has been converted into a tropical courtyard that takes guests to out-of-the-way niches. Overall, the hotel’s structural form plays a pivotal role in the guiding Beat-era concept.

Interior design Nicole Cota Studio

Midcentury modernism dominates inside, with custom-made furnishings, vintage pieces, and retro light fixtures.

Other highlights include Oaxacan tiles in the bedrooms, a cantilevered disco ball, and a Barragan-inspired wall. Artworks range from local creations to a statement Ralph Lauren wall display.

The Drifter Room in New Orleans

The Originals Jayson Seidman, Zach Kupperman, and Alex Ramirez

“I see the new New Orleans as being full of drifters from around the world, all here for the common purpose of discovery.”
- Jayson Seidman

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The Drifter Made By Originals

The social scene In the swim

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The social scene In the swim

The Drifter is infused with locals thanks to its unique Swim Club, which affords year-round access to events…

parties, drink discounts, and access to the hotel’s private swimming pool, which is heated in the cooler months.

Food & Drink The world's bounty

A rotation of food trucks and pop-ups offer a world of ever-changing tastes, from Mexico City to Haiti, and beyond.

In addition to specialty coffee from La Colombe and various baked goodies, the hotel's café serves up Japanese beers, sakes, local wines, and fresh frozen cocktails that highlight an attention to spirit and spirits alike.

The Drifter Theme Box 2

With a name inspired by the Beat Generation of postwar America, The Drifter is a playful respite from New Orleans’ expected offerings, shining a light on a newly hip side of the city by acting as a melting pot for the local and global “drifters” who end up there.

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Americas
USA
New Orleans

The Drifter
3522 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans 70119
USA

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