NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - To stay at the Le Pavillon Hotel located in downtown New Orleans can be a real treat. As soon as you step through the tall arched doors the presence of history is surrounding you.
The hotel has over $2.5 million in antiques and artifacts. They have standard rooms and suites. One of the suites on the 7th floor has a very special treat. A bathtub that's worth $350,000 and was owned by Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.
The hotel's general manager Perry E. Hansen says, "This is one of three that exists. It was hand carved marble back in the 18th century. It was the tub in which Napoleon signed the Louisiana Purchase."
One of the other tubs is in a museum in France while the third tub is in an unknown location.
Besides the tub, the room also has a 19th-century fireplace from the McMilian Castle in Scotland. The fireplace mantle is worth $150,000.
Another treat located in the bathroom are two faced bowls made of gold.
Of course, if you stay in the hotel's suite you're going to have to shell out $1,000 at the front desk for a single night.