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New Hotels in New Orleans, Hotel Openings in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

 

New Orleans is one of the best cities to visit in the United States for fun, parties, events, and culture. Mardi Gras is one of the first things that comes into your mind when you think of celebrations in New Orleans.

In 2018, New Orleans welcomed 18.51 million visitors, a 4.29 percent increase in visitors compared to the previous year. The city also saw a 3.91 percent increase in total visitor spending of $9.1 billion. Average occupancy in local hotels neared 75 percent during the first five months of 2019, while the country’s 25 largest destination cities collectively averaged just over 72 percent. Currently, the average price a guest pays for a New Orleans hotel room is $162.97. That’s only 84 cents above the rate in mid-2015. As the prices stay steady, new hotels are opening.

Ftnnews.com compiled the new hotels that were opened in New Orleans in 2018, 2019 and upcoming hotel openings in 2020 – 2021.

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2018

 

The Jung Hotel and Residences

Opened: March 2018

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The Jung Hotel and Residences is a luxurious mixed-use development that includes a 207-room hotel and modern residences located in the heart of the city’s burgeoning Biomedical Innovation District. Notable highlights include a grand lobby bar, 21,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space, a rooftop pool deck with unparalleled city views, a fitness center, a restaurant and the Daily Grind coffee shop. Adjacent to Tulane University Medical Center and walking distance to Bourbon Street, the French Quarter and the streetcar, The Jung serves as the gateway to Upper Canal Street’s resurgence.


The Eliza Jane

Opened: April 2018

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Hyatt along with Rockbridge and HRI Properties, LLC opened The Eliza Jane, a 196-room hotel centrally-located just two blocks from the French Quarter and a short walk away from many of the city’s iconic landmarks. It is named after Eliza Jane Nicholson, America’s first female daily-newspaper publisher.

A former printing space, The Eliza Jane has 196 guest rooms, 50 suites with bold European look with rustic colors and tiled floors. The rooms here emanate a village-like charm but in the midst of excellent facilities and state-of-the art technology.

It has 196 guest rooms, 50 suites and fun, modern decor. The hotel also features a courtyard and an in-house French Bistro (Couvant).


B on Canal

Opened: May 2018

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B on Canal is a new boutique hotel in New Orleans. Located at 1300 Canal Street, this 1930s building is situated in the central business and theater district, near Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Tulane Medical Center, the Bio District, and within walking distance to the French Quarter.

The 15-story building houses 155 well-appointed guestrooms and suites ranging in size from 231 to 863 square feet. Each guestroom comes equipped with designer furnishings, combining comfort and simplicity with an elegant flair.


Hotel Peter & Paul

Opened: October 2018

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From the outside, you would never guess it is a hotel. Hotel Peter & Paul is a newly deconsecrated Catholic church-school complex in the residential reaches of Marigny. The historic, 19th-century site consists of four buildings — a church, rectory, schoolhouse and convent — that have been transformed into a 71-guestroom hotel. Each building has its own inspiration and narrative, with the resulting restoration ensuring that no two guest rooms are exactly alike. There is event space, a bar and restaurant and a lounge.


2019

The Holiday Inn Express St. Charles Ave.

Opened: February 2019

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Hotel Modern is now part of the IHG family as The Holiday Inn Express St. Charles Ave. The hotel is in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District, just steps away from the National World War II Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar. Within a 10-minute walk, you can immerse yourself in the menagerie of the French Quarter, the historic Garden District, and the Riverwalk Marketplace.

Sports fans will enjoy being blocks away from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Smoothie King Center, while our business travelers will have easy access getting to and from the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center, Tulane Medical Center, and LSU Health Sciences Center.

For art fans, venture over to The New Orleans Museum of Art, Bestoff Sculpture Garden, Dueling Oaks, and Storyland Village. A few skips from City Park festival goers will revel in the Fairgrounds Race Track.


HI New Orleans

Opened: March 2019

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HI New Orleans is not a hotel. It is a state-of-the-art hostel featuring 24 private rooms, 122 dorm beds, a large common space and an onsite café, TaCreole. Located at 1028 Canal Street, the hotel is near Bourbon Street, Mercedes-Benz Superdome and New Orleans Jazz Museum.

The former Pickwick Social Club building, constructed in 1896, has been transformed into the city’s largest hostel. The development used vacant upper floors in the adjacent Fischer’s Jewelry building to outfit five floors with 24 private rooms and shared rooms that accommodate a total of 122 beds. The building now holds a historic preservation easement with the Preservation Resource Center.


Maison de la Luz

Opened: April 2019

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Maison de la Luz is a distinctive new guest house from Atelier Ace. A place for reverie and proper Southern swoon, for prophetic visions or quiet inspiration, Maison de la Luz finds beauty in the curious and defines luxury as moving through the world with grace.

With 67 resplendent suites, private sanctuaries and bespoke concierge service, Maison de la Luz is a lighthouse for the senses, reverent of elegance, irreverent of convention and is marked by generosity of spirit.


Higgins Hotel New Orleans

The Higgins Hotel New Orleans

Opened: December 2019

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Located in the blossoming Arts and Warehouse District in New Orleans, The Higgins Hotel New Orleans features 230 rooms, four dining outlets—including the city’s newest rooftop bar—and 18,000 square feet of meeting and event space, all set with a tasteful Art Deco design. The Hotel is the first in the state of Louisiana to be part of the exclusive Curio Collection by Hilton, and all proceeds generated will support the ongoing educational mission of the National WWII Museum.

Upon entry, guests are transported back in time with photos depicting life in New Orleans during the war and custom acrylic prints of the Medal of Honor, the highest award given to US servicemembers. Guests’ eyes are then drawn to the grand chandelier and the lobby’s centerpiece—a mural by celebrated Art Deco Artist Michael Kungl depicting wartime factory workers set on the backdrop of the New Orleans skyline.

The Hotel’s 230 rooms and suites feature era-inspired artwork that showcases various scenes from both the American Home Front and the war overseas. For a more elevated experience, guests can opt for one of three Presidential Suites, each named and themed after WWII-era Presidents Truman, Eisenhower and Roosevelt. The Suites offer upwards of 1,000 square feet of residential-style living space featuring a master bedroom, en suite bathroom with a soaking tub and walk-in shower, kitchenette and dining area.

With the Hotel located in the Arts and Warehouse District, guests will have many attractions to explore nearby. The neighborhood is home to more than 25 art galleries and a variety of museums, including the Contemporary Arts Center, Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Louisiana Civil War Museum. A ride on the historic St. Charles Avenue streetcar line provides guests with access to some of the city’s most beautiful homes, the Central Business District, Audubon Park and the French Quarter


2020 – 2021

Hotel Chloe

Hotel Chloe

Opening: Spring 2020

Local hospitality group Leblanc + Smith has added Hotel Chloë to their portfolio, a boutique-style hotel, featuring 15 rooms including four suites, a restaurant, a pool, pool bar and lobby bar. Hotel Chloë will be located Uptown on Saint Charles Avenue and is expected to open Winter 2019.


Four Seasons Residences New Orleans

Opening: 2020

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At the apex of Canal and Poydras Streets, Four Seasons Residences New Orleans will sit on two acres of prime riverfront real estate, right next to the literal and figurative focal point of New Orleans: the Mississippi River. In the heart of the Central Business District, the site is adjacent to the Morial Convention Center, Audubon Aquarium, Harrah’s Casino, Spanish Plaza and French Quarter.

Starting at 211 feet above ground level, Four Seasons homes have the highest residential elevations in New Orleans. The panoramic views from every home — 19 to 31 floors up — are an integral part of the residential experience, whether facing upriver toward Audubon Park, out over Canal Street and the French Quarter, or downriver toward Algiers or the Gulf.

Four Seasons brings long track records in creating destination hotel, residential, commercial and mixed-used properties, each with a distinct experience of locale. The Four Seasons property marks the largest commitment of private development capital in the city’s history.


Virgin Hotels New Orleans

Virgin Hotels New Orleans

Opening: 2021

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Virgin Hotels New Orleans will open its latest lifestyle hotel in the city’s Warehouse District located at 550 Baronne Street in 2021. The project officially broke ground on May 2019.


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