New Orleans will get its first Four Seasons hotel and residences in 2020. The hotel will be the first five-star hotel in the city. The project is taking over the former World Trade Center at 2 Canal Street. The project was built in 1968 and designed by architect Edward Durell Stone, who designed the GM Building and Radio City Musical Hall in New York City.
The tower has been mostly empty since Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. The renovation of the tower into an ultra-luxury hotel highlights the ongoing appeal of the city as a tourism destination.
Here are five things to anticipate about the New Orleans Four Seasons:
1. It will have 341 hotel rooms and 81 residences making it one of the largest Four Seasons properties.
2. The building will have over 22,500 square feet of amenities including the entire landmarked Spanish-influenced 29th floor, which will have a bar and lounge overlooking the Mississippi River. Other amenities on the floor include a children’s playroom, private dining room with a kitchen, historic hall with a communal dining room, and a golf simulator room.
3. A newly built amenities wing will also feature an outdoor 75-foot swimming pool and hot tub, a fitness center and yoga studio, and the Four Seasons Spa.
4. A signature restaurant will overlook 7,500 square feet of gardens.
5. Residences will be located begin on the 19th floor, 211 feet up, making them the homes with the highest elevation in the city.
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Deidre Woollard served as the lead editor on Luxist.com for six years writing about real estate, auctions, jewelry and luxury goods. Her love for luxury real estate led her to work at realtor.com and two of the top real estate brokerages in Los Angeles as well as doing publicity for properties around the world.