Aloft New Orleans Downtown to Open in 2015
Monday March 3rd, 2014 - 10:26AM BPOQ
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STAMFORD, CT—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. will debut its Aloft brand in New Orleans in 2015, following the completion of an adaptive re-use project.
The historic building, located at 225 Baronne Street, in the city’s central business district will offer 188 guestrooms. Owned by 225 Baronne Complex LLC, an entity of HRI Properties, the property will be managed by HRI Lodging.
Built in 1962, the 30-story building and an adjacent lot will be converted into a mixed-use complex anchored by the new Aloft Hotel. Walking distance to numerous offices and restaurants, Aloft New Orleans Downtown will offer access to the jazz clubs, bars, and boutiques in the famed French Quarter and the Mercedes Benz Superdome.
Amenities will include Aloft’s signature W XYZ bar, an outdoor splash pool, 24-hour fitness center and 2,500 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space.
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When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.