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Historic building transformed into hotel in New Orleans CBD

New Inn & Suite to accommodate NOLA rising tourism

According to New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a leading company over several hotels and suites, opened the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Downtown New Orleans on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016.

The hotel was originally built in 1910. Owned by the Interstate Electric Company, the building was acquired by New Castle in April 2015. Since the acquisition, the building underwent $10, million in renovations. The new design of the hotel was created by local New Orleanian architect John T. Campo, who worked to preserve the historic elements of the building’s exterior and interior.

“New Castle has a long history of rescuing high-potential historic buildings and transforming them into top-performing, modern hotels that reflect their original character,” said Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle Hotels & Resorts in an official press release.

The new hotel is located on 346 Baronne St in New Orleans’ Central Business District. The inn is walking distance from Canal Street and The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk.

The Fairfield inn & Suites will feature 103 suites. The guest rooms have 13-foot ceilings and original brick interior.

“Guests will find that the Fairfield Inn & Suites New Orleans Downtown is in a class by itself when compared to most select service hotels,” said General Manager Patricia Coulter in a prepared statement.

According to Chase, the opening of the Fairfield Inn & Suite will help service “record-breaking tourism growth, with nearly 10 million visitors spending more than $7 Billion in 2015.”

The new hotel will be ready to accommodate tourist during the upcoming Mardi Gras Parades and the NBA All-Star Games in February 2017.