I'm taking my boyfriend to New Orleans for his 30th birthday in December. (I'm doing my research well in advance!) I'm looking to stay in a cool, hip hotel. Any thoughts on the W (either location), Hotel Monaco, or International House? Or any other suggestions? We also like food and drink. I've read plenty of suggestions from other posts, so I've definitely got lots of options there. But tell me, who has the best bloody mary? martini? muffaletta? what's the best jazz club? And any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying to go either Dec 7-9 or 14-16.