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'Poshtel' Proposed for Bywater Riverfront

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Capitalizing on a new travel trend, a New Orleans developer is proposing a "poshtel"—that's a fancy hostel, guys—for vacant land on the Bywater riverfront.

Lawyer John Cummings owns the vacant property bordered by Royal, Mazant, Chartres and Bartholomew streets in Bywater, and developer Ted Kelso hopes to turn it into an upscale hostel that would attract international travelers in the millennial age group. Rates would range from $33 for a shared room to $144 for a private room, with shared rooms accommodating four to 10 guests, and the space would also include a "60-seat restaurant, a small hotel bar, a courtyard with room to seat 40 and 40 parking spots."

The project requires a conditional-use permit from the New Orleans City Council, and before that requires review from the City Planning Commission. Kelso says the "poshtel" could be completed by early 2018.

· Upscale hostel, or "poshtel," with focus on international travelers proposed on vacant land along Bywater riverfront [The Advocate]
· Poshtels are the hot new trend in the travel industry — here's what they are [Business Insider]