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Being in such a tourist-centric town, there are always hotels in the works in New Orleans, and lately it seems like there are more of them than usual. While most are concentrated in downtown neighborhoods and targeting young, Airbnb-inclined travelers, there are also projects in other parts of town, or aimed at business travelers. Here's our periodically updated map of all these developments.

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1. NOPSI Hotel

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317 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70112

Luxury hotel company Salamander Hotels & Resorts is converting the former New Orleans Public Service, Inc.’s CBD headquarters into the NOPSI Hotel, which they plan to open in Spring 2017. Construction on the 217-room hotel is "well underway," and seeks to return the space to its "previous splendor,” incorporating some of the building’s original industrial details.

2. Stateside

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4019 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117

The boutique hotel/hostel planned for Bywater is slated to include a pool, washateria (which will be open to the public), a sundries shop, and a coffee shop. It got City Council approval in May, although some neighbors are still opposed to the project and have even sued to block it. The developer recently purchased a vacant lot at 4019 Chartres St. to move forward with the project.

3. Troubadour Hotel

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1111 Gravier St
New Orleans, LA 70112

Connecticut developer Slumber Corners is converting the Rault Center, which suffered a fatal fire in 1972, into a Joie De Vivre branded hotel. Opening in early November, the hotel will have a ground-floor restaurant, a second-floor cocktail lounge, and rooftop bar.

4. Le Petit motel redevelopment

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2836 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

The Le Petit motel at 2836 Tulane Ave. was sold in April 2016 for $725,000 to San Francisco restaurateur Nicholas Fasanella and New York architect-designer Devin Vermeulen. According to a story in The Advocate, the duo plans to restore it to its “heyday appearance,” complete with “big neon signs out front.”

5. The Benjamin

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3610 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

New York native Ben Kulick recently bought the former Sweets Inn Motel at 3610 Tulane Ave. and plans to turn it into a "funky" boutique hotel called The Benjamin.

6. Rose Inn Motel redevelopment

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3522 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

Zach Kupperman, the New Orleans lawyer and entrepreneur who co-founded the now-shuttered Dinner Lab, is renovating the Rose Inn Motel at 3522 Tulane Ave.

7. 1031 Canal St.

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1031 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70112

Construction on the long-delayed Kailas Companies’ redevelopment of the historic Woolworth’s building finally began recently, and now the project includes a hotel. Initially planned as a luxury apartment building with ground-floor retail, renderings for the development on the corner of Canal and N. Rampart Streets now show floors eight through 14 dedicated to a hotel. The company expects construction to be finished by "the first quarter of 2018."

8. St. Peter and Paul Church Boutique Hotel

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2317 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70117

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9. CBD Moxy Hotel

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744 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

The outpost of the millennial-targeted hotel chain, slated to go up in the former Bonded Carbon and Ribbon HQ, finally got City Council's approval in March after pushback from neighborhood groups and residents. In July, City Council voted to override the denial of a demolition permit by the CBD Historic District Landmarks Commission, so construction should start soon.

10. Canopy by Hilton

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1100 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112

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. A website for the hotel says it is "coming soon in 2016".

11. Four Seasons World Trade Center

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One Canal Place, 365 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130

After a lawsuit claiming the city was unfair in selecting Carpenter and Co. and Woodward Interests for the World Trade Center lease was dismissed, construction should start soon on the long-vacant building. The developers are planning to turn the 33-story WTC into a 350-room Four Seasons hotel with 76 luxury condos. The hotel is slated to be complete in 2018.

12. New Airport Terminal Hotel

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900 Airline Dr
Kenner, LA 70062
(504) 303-7500
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Louis Armstrong Airport recently announced it was requesting proposals for a three-star hotel to go next to the airport's new terminal, which is scheduled to open in October 2018. The airport is seeking a hotel that would capture the spirit of architect Cesar Pelli’s design for the terminal.

13. The Hotel Modern Rebranding

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936 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 684-9525
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Iowa City, Iowa-based hotel group Hawkeye Hotels bought the Hotel Modern in June, and it plans to renovate and reopen the space as an InterContinental-branded hotel.

14. Canal Street Hotel

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1630 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70112

The 1960s hotel sold in July 2015 for $4.8 million to the development group of hotelier Michael Valentino. Valentino said in April that construction on the hotel has started, and he’s planning a "cool 60’s midcentury architecture theme” for the hotel. The plan is for the hotel to open summer 2017.

15. Virgin Hotel

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Baronne St & Lafayette St
New Orleans, LA 70113

In July 2015 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. In a July 2016 interview, Virgin Hotels CEO Raul Leal says the hotel should break ground "at the end of the year."

16. Dual-Marriott branded hotel

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1600 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70112

Construction on a "dual-branded" Marriott Hotel housing a 105-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott and a 78-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott going up in a former University of New Orleans building on Canal Street is scheduled to begin soon. The two hotels would share amenities, including a 8,000-square-foot garden overlooking Canal Street with an outdoor bar. The hotels are slated to open sometime in mid-2017.

17. Audubon Hotel

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1225 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

18. New Airport Hotels

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Veterans Memorial Blvd & Bainbridge St
Kenner, LA 70062

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.

19. Hotel Loren and Suites

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2001 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70112

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 2015.

20. Cambria Hotel & Suites

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632 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

21. Royal Cosmopolitan

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121 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70130

The 26-story Royal Cosmopolitan planned for 121 Royal St., formerly the home of the Cosmopolitan Hotel and the Astor Hotel, in November 2015 got the City Council's approval in a 5-2 vote—however, even council members voting in favor of the project said their support was tentative. Along with final approval from the council, the project still needs the OK from the Historic District Landmarks Commission.

22. Jung Hotel

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1500 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70112

Developer Joseph Jaeger bought the hotel, which had fallen into disrepair in its later years, in October 2007; he announced in March 2015 that construction on the $130 million project will start soon. The architecture firm of John C. Williams and Trahan Architects are the architects on the hotel, which is slated to be complete it by fall 2016.

1. NOPSI Hotel

317 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Luxury hotel company Salamander Hotels & Resorts is converting the former New Orleans Public Service, Inc.’s CBD headquarters into the NOPSI Hotel, which they plan to open in Spring 2017. Construction on the 217-room hotel is "well underway," and seeks to return the space to its "previous splendor,” incorporating some of the building’s original industrial details.

317 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70112

2. Stateside

4019 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117

The boutique hotel/hostel planned for Bywater is slated to include a pool, washateria (which will be open to the public), a sundries shop, and a coffee shop. It got City Council approval in May, although some neighbors are still opposed to the project and have even sued to block it. The developer recently purchased a vacant lot at 4019 Chartres St. to move forward with the project.

4019 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117

3. Troubadour Hotel

1111 Gravier St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Connecticut developer Slumber Corners is converting the Rault Center, which suffered a fatal fire in 1972, into a Joie De Vivre branded hotel. Opening in early November, the hotel will have a ground-floor restaurant, a second-floor cocktail lounge, and rooftop bar.

1111 Gravier St
New Orleans, LA 70112

4. Le Petit motel redevelopment

2836 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

The Le Petit motel at 2836 Tulane Ave. was sold in April 2016 for $725,000 to San Francisco restaurateur Nicholas Fasanella and New York architect-designer Devin Vermeulen. According to a story in The Advocate, the duo plans to restore it to its “heyday appearance,” complete with “big neon signs out front.”

2836 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

5. The Benjamin

3610 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

New York native Ben Kulick recently bought the former Sweets Inn Motel at 3610 Tulane Ave. and plans to turn it into a "funky" boutique hotel called The Benjamin.

3610 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

6. Rose Inn Motel redevelopment

3522 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

Zach Kupperman, the New Orleans lawyer and entrepreneur who co-founded the now-shuttered Dinner Lab, is renovating the Rose Inn Motel at 3522 Tulane Ave.

3522 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

7. 1031 Canal St.

1031 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Construction on the long-delayed Kailas Companies’ redevelopment of the historic Woolworth’s building finally began recently, and now the project includes a hotel. Initially planned as a luxury apartment building with ground-floor retail, renderings for the development on the corner of Canal and N. Rampart Streets now show floors eight through 14 dedicated to a hotel. The company expects construction to be finished by "the first quarter of 2018."

1031 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70112

8. St. Peter and Paul Church Boutique Hotel

2317 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 70117

A photo posted by ASH NYC (@ash_newyork) on

2317 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70117

9. CBD Moxy Hotel

744 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

The outpost of the millennial-targeted hotel chain, slated to go up in the former Bonded Carbon and Ribbon HQ, finally got City Council's approval in March after pushback from neighborhood groups and residents. In July, City Council voted to override the denial of a demolition permit by the CBD Historic District Landmarks Commission, so construction should start soon.

744 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

10. Canopy by Hilton

1100 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112

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. A website for the hotel says it is "coming soon in 2016".

1100 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112

11. Four Seasons World Trade Center

One Canal Place, 365 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

After a lawsuit claiming the city was unfair in selecting Carpenter and Co. and Woodward Interests for the World Trade Center lease was dismissed, construction should start soon on the long-vacant building. The developers are planning to turn the 33-story WTC into a 350-room Four Seasons hotel with 76 luxury condos. The hotel is slated to be complete in 2018.

One Canal Place, 365 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130

12. New Airport Terminal Hotel

900 Airline Dr, Kenner, LA 70062

Louis Armstrong Airport recently announced it was requesting proposals for a three-star hotel to go next to the airport's new terminal, which is scheduled to open in October 2018. The airport is seeking a hotel that would capture the spirit of architect Cesar Pelli’s design for the terminal.

900 Airline Dr
Kenner, LA 70062

13. The Hotel Modern Rebranding

936 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

Iowa City, Iowa-based hotel group Hawkeye Hotels bought the Hotel Modern in June, and it plans to renovate and reopen the space as an InterContinental-branded hotel.

936 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

14. Canal Street Hotel

1630 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112

The 1960s hotel sold in July 2015 for $4.8 million to the development group of hotelier Michael Valentino. Valentino said in April that construction on the hotel has started, and he’s planning a "cool 60’s midcentury architecture theme” for the hotel. The plan is for the hotel to open summer 2017.

1630 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70112

15. Virgin Hotel

Baronne St & Lafayette St, New Orleans, LA 70113

In July 2015 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. In a July 2016 interview, Virgin Hotels CEO Raul Leal says the hotel should break ground "at the end of the year."

Baronne St & Lafayette St
New Orleans, LA 70113

16. Dual-Marriott branded hotel

1600 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Construction on a "dual-branded" Marriott Hotel housing a 105-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott and a 78-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott going up in a former University of New Orleans building on Canal Street is scheduled to begin soon. The two hotels would share amenities, including a 8,000-square-foot garden overlooking Canal Street with an outdoor bar. The hotels are slated to open sometime in mid-2017.

1600 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70112

17. Audubon Hotel

1225 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

1225 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

18. New Airport Hotels

Veterans Memorial Blvd & Bainbridge St, Kenner, LA 70062

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.

Veterans Memorial Blvd & Bainbridge St
Kenner, LA 70062

19. Hotel Loren and Suites

2001 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112

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 2015.

2001 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70112

20. Cambria Hotel & Suites

632 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

632 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

21. Royal Cosmopolitan

121 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

The 26-story Royal Cosmopolitan planned for 121 Royal St., formerly the home of the Cosmopolitan Hotel and the Astor Hotel, in November 2015 got the City Council's approval in a 5-2 vote—however, even council members voting in favor of the project said their support was tentative. Along with final approval from the council, the project still needs the OK from the Historic District Landmarks Commission.

121 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70130

22. Jung Hotel

1500 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Developer Joseph Jaeger bought the hotel, which had fallen into disrepair in its later years, in October 2007; he announced in March 2015 that construction on the $130 million project will start soon. The architecture firm of John C. Williams and Trahan Architects are the architects on the hotel, which is slated to be complete it by fall 2016.

1500 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70112