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City Planning Commission OK's Audubon Hotel Reno; We Updated Our Hotel Map

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Plans to redevelop the vacant Audubon Hotel on St. Charles Avenue were hatched in September, and this week the City Planning Commission voted to recommend that City Council grant a conditional use permit for the renovation, which calls for a "small one-story addition ... a new facade, a new canopy and signage." With this news and other hotel scuttlebutt we've heard since publishing this map earlier in the week, we've decided to update our list of hotel projects in the works.


· Long-vacant Audubon Hotel on St. Charles Avenue plans one-story addition, new facade [The Advocate]
· Mapping 9 New Orleans Hotel Projects in the Works [Curbed NOLA]

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Ace Hotel

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Confirming a long-festering rumor, the Portland-based brand announced in August that it's moving a hotel — and a Stumptown Coffee — into an art deco building in the Warehouse District. Local firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple is overseeing the renovation, which includes the building next door. The hotel is under construction currently and slated to open mid-2016. [Image: Google Maps]

Four Seasons World Trade Center

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The long-talked about plans to redevelop the World Trade Center are finally in motion: a bunch of local and national investors and developers are planning to turn the 33-story building into a 350-room hotel with 76 luxury condos. The hotel is slated to be complete in 2018. [Photo: Wally Gobetz via Flickr]

Virgin Hotel

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In July the City Planning Commission rejected plans for the hotel, which violates height restrictions for the neighborhood, but the City Council OK'd them a month later. Why? They're hoping Virgin remembers New Orleans' kindness when they think about bringing their airlines to new cities. [Image: via Mathes Brierre Architects]

Moxy Hotel

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In July the Atlanta-based Noble Investment Group sought a renovation permit to convert a Quality Inn and Suites into an outpost of Marriott's Moxy Brand, which is geared toward millennial travelers.[Photo: via CityBusiness/Marriott International]

Dual-Marriott branded hotel

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Earlier this month Dallas developer NewcrestImage purchased the former University of New Orleans building on Canal Street downtown, and the plan is to develop the building into a "dual-branded" Marriott Hotel housing a 105-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott and a 78-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott. The hotels are slated to open December 2016.[Image: via Louisiana Commercial Database]

Canopy by Hilton

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With the original plans to turn the building into affordable housing scuttled, the Maryland-based Baywood Hotels announced they will be developing the 14-story Oil & Gas building — which recently housed Club Ampersand — on Tulane Avenue into an outpost of the Hilton brand. Construction on the Canopy hotel, another brand geared toward young travelers, began in June. [Image: via Canal Street Beat/Hilton Hotels]

Audubon Hotel

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Developers Blake Jones and David Gindin scooped up the vacant, neglected building that formerly housed the Audubon Hotel to develop it into a 30-room hotel with a bar and coffee shop. The City Planning Commission voted to recommend to City Council that they grant the project a conditional use permit. [Image: via Canal Street Beat/Nola.gov]

New Airport Hotels

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Developer Mike Vira has three hotels in the works at a five-acre site north of Louis Armstrong International Airport: a 110-room Holiday Inn, scheduled to open late summer 2016; a similarly sized Hyatt Place, slated to open late 2016; and a 130-room Marriott Courtyard that will open sometime in 2017. [Image: Google Maps]

Hotel Loren and Suites

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The 132-room "European-style" hotel going up across the street from the new University Medical Center in Mid-City got the City Council OK in June. [Image: HMS Architects, via New Orleans One Stop App]

Joie de Vivre

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Connecticut developer Slumber Corners is converting the Rault Center, which suffered a fatal fire in 1972, into an outpost of the boutique hotel brand. Construction began in April. [Image via Slumber Corners NOLA]

Cambria Hotel & Suites

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The plan to convert a Warehouse District parking lot into a $35 million, 178-room hotel was initially controversial because it was going to exceed the area's height limits. After reducing the project's height at the last minute, City Council voted to approve it in July. Site preparation has been underway for the last three weeks, with opening scheduled for the spring of 2017. [Image: Google Maps]

Royal Cosmopolitan

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The 26-story hotel, previously denied by the City Planning Commission, goes up against City Council today to seek approval. The hotel would be 286 feet, above the property's 70-foot zoning limit. [Image: the old The Cosmopolitan Hotel, circa 1890, that would be the site of the Royal Cosmopolitan Hotel]

Warehouse District Moxy Hotel

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Plans to build a Marriott-branded Moxy hotel at the former Bonded Carbon and Ribbon HQ in the CBD has been met with resistance from neighborhood and preservation groups, city agencies and just about everyone else. After the CBD Architectural Review Committee critiques proposals for the project's design, the developers are consulting with the project architect about the changes.

St. Peter and Paul Church Boutique Hotel

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Developers Nathalie Jordi and Ari Heckman are converting the former church in the Marigny into a boutique hotel and community center. The hotel is slated to open in 2017. [Image: courtesy Nathalie Jordi]

Ace Hotel

Confirming a long-festering rumor, the Portland-based brand announced in August that it's moving a hotel — and a Stumptown Coffee — into an art deco building in the Warehouse District. Local firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple is overseeing the renovation, which includes the building next door. The hotel is under construction currently and slated to open mid-2016. [Image: Google Maps]

Four Seasons World Trade Center

The long-talked about plans to redevelop the World Trade Center are finally in motion: a bunch of local and national investors and developers are planning to turn the 33-story building into a 350-room hotel with 76 luxury condos. The hotel is slated to be complete in 2018. [Photo: Wally Gobetz via Flickr]

Virgin Hotel

In July the City Planning Commission rejected plans for the hotel, which violates height restrictions for the neighborhood, but the City Council OK'd them a month later. Why? They're hoping Virgin remembers New Orleans' kindness when they think about bringing their airlines to new cities. [Image: via Mathes Brierre Architects]

Moxy Hotel

In July the Atlanta-based Noble Investment Group sought a renovation permit to convert a Quality Inn and Suites into an outpost of Marriott's Moxy Brand, which is geared toward millennial travelers.[Photo: via CityBusiness/Marriott International]

Dual-Marriott branded hotel

Earlier this month Dallas developer NewcrestImage purchased the former University of New Orleans building on Canal Street downtown, and the plan is to develop the building into a "dual-branded" Marriott Hotel housing a 105-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott and a 78-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott. The hotels are slated to open December 2016.[Image: via Louisiana Commercial Database]

Canopy by Hilton

With the original plans to turn the building into affordable housing scuttled, the Maryland-based Baywood Hotels announced they will be developing the 14-story Oil & Gas building — which recently housed Club Ampersand — on Tulane Avenue into an outpost of the Hilton brand. Construction on the Canopy hotel, another brand geared toward young travelers, began in June. [Image: via Canal Street Beat/Hilton Hotels]

Audubon Hotel

Developers Blake Jones and David Gindin scooped up the vacant, neglected building that formerly housed the Audubon Hotel to develop it into a 30-room hotel with a bar and coffee shop. The City Planning Commission voted to recommend to City Council that they grant the project a conditional use permit. [Image: via Canal Street Beat/Nola.gov]

New Airport Hotels

Developer Mike Vira has three hotels in the works at a five-acre site north of Louis Armstrong International Airport: a 110-room Holiday Inn, scheduled to open late summer 2016; a similarly sized Hyatt Place, slated to open late 2016; and a 130-room Marriott Courtyard that will open sometime in 2017. [Image: Google Maps]

Hotel Loren and Suites

The 132-room "European-style" hotel going up across the street from the new University Medical Center in Mid-City got the City Council OK in June. [Image: HMS Architects, via New Orleans One Stop App]

Joie de Vivre

Connecticut developer Slumber Corners is converting the Rault Center, which suffered a fatal fire in 1972, into an outpost of the boutique hotel brand. Construction began in April. [Image via Slumber Corners NOLA]

Cambria Hotel & Suites

The plan to convert a Warehouse District parking lot into a $35 million, 178-room hotel was initially controversial because it was going to exceed the area's height limits. After reducing the project's height at the last minute, City Council voted to approve it in July. Site preparation has been underway for the last three weeks, with opening scheduled for the spring of 2017. [Image: Google Maps]

Royal Cosmopolitan

The 26-story hotel, previously denied by the City Planning Commission, goes up against City Council today to seek approval. The hotel would be 286 feet, above the property's 70-foot zoning limit. [Image: the old The Cosmopolitan Hotel, circa 1890, that would be the site of the Royal Cosmopolitan Hotel]

Warehouse District Moxy Hotel

Plans to build a Marriott-branded Moxy hotel at the former Bonded Carbon and Ribbon HQ in the CBD has been met with resistance from neighborhood and preservation groups, city agencies and just about everyone else. After the CBD Architectural Review Committee critiques proposals for the project's design, the developers are consulting with the project architect about the changes.

St. Peter and Paul Church Boutique Hotel

Developers Nathalie Jordi and Ari Heckman are converting the former church in the Marigny into a boutique hotel and community center. The hotel is slated to open in 2017. [Image: courtesy Nathalie Jordi]