Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels broke ground with The Buccini/Pollin Group on Virgin Hotels New Orleans. The property will be completed by Mathes Brierre Architects, CallisonRTKL Architects and Broadmoor Construction. Virgin Hotels will manage the hotel.
New Orleans-based interior design firm Logan Killen Interiors is designing the hotel to integrate a Southern residential feel while balancing colorful, tropical architectural motifs with Virgin’s signature style. The goal is for the project to feel like a home away from home.
This hotel will mark the hotelier’s seventh property, joining such locations as Chicago, San Francisco and the soon-to-be-open Virgin Hotels Dallas. Hotels are also under construction in Nashville, New York, Las Vegas and Edinburgh.
Set to open in 2021, the New Orleans property will sit directly next to the central business district. The 200-room hotel will feature multiple food and beverage options, including the brand’s signature Commons Club and the recently announced Funny Library Coffee Shop (pictured). The project will be rounded out with a rooftop pool, lounge, gym, and meeting and events spaces.
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