My name is Andrea Muschenborn Charlaix and I am the owner of the Inn. I was born and raised in El Salvador by a German father and a mother who has French descendance. I have lived in the U.S. for over 16 years pursuing my career as a Biomedical Engineer. New Orleans has always been a special place for my family and me. My grandfather, Dr. Miguel Charlaix, who happened to be in the city during the Mardi Gras of 1954, was inspired by what he saw and created el Carnaval de San Miguel in El Salvador a few years later (more on that here). However, it was not until I was in my 20s that I got to experience the New Orleans magic. Since then, I made it a goal to come back as often as I could.
My husband Zach and I got married here in 2015, and, as many of us, always dreamed of moving here. That dream came true in 2020 when Zach, our son Peter (2 years old at that time) and I moved from California to our favorite city and fell in love with the Sully Mansion. Initially we intended to use it exclusively as our residence, but after getting countless inquiries about people wanting to stay and have their most memorable moments at the Sully, we decided to reopen the Inn. With what I learned from my mother, who studied hotel management in Germany and ran our home like a B&B, my 10+ years working in the medical device industry focusing on quality controls, and the amazing Sully team we have created, we are now able to provide our guests a unique and exclusive experience in a home that offers a perfect balance between warmth, beauty, comfort and historic preservation. Enjoy an experience guided by dedicated customer focus, attention to detail, and genuinely friendly interactions. I look forward to welcoming you to the Sully! (Photo credit Ashley Kristen @ashleykristenco).