Today there’s some news on the many hotels in the works in New Orleans, particularly in the downtown area.
NOLA.com reported today about chef Phillip Lopez’s latest restaurant ventures; he’s opening three eateries as the soon-to-open Troubadour hotel. What’s the Troubadour, you ask? Why, it’s the previously not named Joie de Vivre-branded hotel opening at the Rault Center in the CBD. Opening in early November, the hotel will have a ground-floor restaurant, a second-floor cocktail lounge, and rooftop bar.
In other hotel news, CityBusiness reports the Baronne Inn and Suites will reopen as a Fairfield Inn and Suites after a big renovation. The original press release about the rebranding did not specify a reopening date.