Old Southern Railway Building Restored as “Cultural Crossroads” of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA, February 02, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Visitors to New Orleans have a new unique lodging option located in the last original train station in the City, the old Norfolk Southern Freight & Baggage Center – circa 1904 – now dubbed Basin St. Station, which is host to the Brakeman Hotel.

Centered between the bustling French Quarter, the historic Treme Neighborhood and the iconic St. Louis Cemetery #1, Basin St. Station is truly the Cultural Crossroads of New Orleans. The Brakeman Hotel evokes the Golden Age of Railroading with its 18 spacious guest rooms, natural masonry walls, stout exposed support beams and handsome hearty furniture and fixtures. Basin St. Station also boasts a rooftop event venue with stunning views of the French Quarter and New Orleans skyline, Basin St. Café Espresso Bar serving local fare, and an extensive gift shop.

The Brakeman Hotel is developed and managed by the Valentino Family, local hoteliers for over 60 years. It is the Valentino’s 7th hotel and complements their other locations in the French Quarter, the Central Business District and Uptown. “We’re excited to welcome the Brakeman into our family of hotel properties. We believe the timeless finishes aptly reflect its railroad legacy. And its central, convenient location just off I-10 on the edge of the French Quarter makes it a perfect option for leisure visitors who wish to experience the railroad hospitality of a bygone era,” said Chris Valentino, Chief Operating Officer.

New Orleans is one of the most attractive leisure-market cities in the world, with its rich cultural, culinary and musical histories. The Valentino Family welcomes visitors to share their New Orleans heritage with a stay at The Brakeman Hotel.

The Brakeman Hotel is the 7th and newest New Orleans hotel developed and managed by the Valentino Family. The local hoteliers have owned and operated some of the most popular boutique hotels in and around the French Quarter for over 60 years.

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