Hyatt Regency New Orleans to Open October 2011

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    For almost six years, the re-opening of Hyatt Regency New Orleans has been eagerly anticipated by locals and visitors alike. The hotel proudly announces it is now accepting reservations to welcome its first guests on 19th October, 2011 following a $275 million redesign and revitalization. Upon completion, the hotel will boast 1,193 all-new, strikingly sophisticated guest rooms, 200,000 square feet of state-of-the-art, flexible event space, expansive food and beverage offerings, and unprecedented service.As one of the most significant hospitality developments in New Orleans in over a decade, the newly restored Hyatt Regency New Orleans will re-open as the city’s premier meeting and convention hotel. Having doubled its meeting and exhibition space, the 32-storey hotel will offer the most meeting space of any hotel in the city, as well as the unique ability to self-contain group events of all sizes. This includes two 25,000-square-foot ballrooms, 64 versatile meeting and banquet rooms, 21 executive level meeting rooms, seven permanent boardrooms, and more than 80,000 square feet of exhibition space, highlighted by a new 50,000-square-foot exhibit hall.

    With dramatic design that complements the uniqueness of New Orleans, award-winning interior designers Looney & Associates in collaboration with the creative architectural design team at HC Architecture conceived the extraordinary redesign of the city’s iconic hotel. Looney & Associates revitalized all interiors, including the lobby, restaurants and meeting spaces, as well as 1,193 guest rooms, including 95 suites, five meeting planner suites and four presidential suites. HC Architecture conceptualized the transformation of the exterior structure paying special attention to the new entrance on Loyola Avenue and enhancing guests’ overall sense of arrival. The landmark hotel’s new, innovative design makes it the ideal urban destination for business and leisure travellers.

    The impressive food and beverage offerings will include a 360-seat, full-service restaurant with private and semi-private dining rooms; 210-seat media/action bar with private and semi-private lounges; 70-seat atrium bar; 60-seat Starbucks; 24-hour fresh market; and 300-seat specialty restaurant by a nationally recognized chef, which will be announced soon.

    Hyatt Regency New Orleans is owned by Poydras Properties Hotel Holdings, a hospitality venture that includes AREA Property Partners, Poydras Hotel Members LLC, and a subsidiary of Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

    Daniel Fountain / 13.07.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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