Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has confirmed the luxury brand will return to New Orleans with the development of a downtown project underway. Slated to open in the summer of 2025, the new 250-room Fairmont New Orleans will be located in the city’s CBD, nearby to the historic French Quarter.
The former Fairmont New Orleans closed its doors in 2005 following Hurricane Katrina, reopening four years later as Roosevelt New Orleans.
The new Fairmont New Orleans is centred around the transformation of the former Bank of New Orleans Building, a 31-storey skyscraper and the city’s 10th tallest building. The hotel will occupy 18 stories within the building, and among its accommodations will be 40 suites ranging from one-bedrooms to specialty suites.
There will be three food & drink venues throughout the property, including an all-day-dining restaurant, a lobby lounge, and a rooftop bar and speakeasy overlooking a swimming pool with expansive views of the city.
“Fairmont New Orleans will be an impressive new addition to Fairmont’s luxury portfolio in a key North American market,” shared Omer Acar, CEO, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. “The city emanates an undeniable energy, with incredible heritage and culture at its core, which is a perfect fit for the iconic Fairmont brand.
“The unique character and vibrancy of New Orleans will be front and centre in the varied venues and guest experiences we are imagining for this magnificent hotel.”
The downtown neighbourhood is a coveted location with several historic buildings under renovation, expanded residential offerings, restaurants and art galleries. Its wealth of local attractions include the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Louisiana Children’s Museum, National World War II Museum, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Lafayette Square, and great shopping at Canal Place, all nearby the picturesque Mississippi River.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is comprised of 90 properties in 32 countries. The brand has a strong pipeline of more than 30 properties including destinations such as Cape Grace, South Africa; Prague, Czech Republic; Bangkok, Thailand; Agra, India; and Tokyo, Japan; as well as exciting U.S. cities, including Long Beach, California; San Diego, California; and Orlando, Florida.