Lafayette Hotel

Renovations to a historic luxury hotel to serve the neighborhood’s legal community.

Category
Hospitality

Location
New Orleans, LA

Size
33,000 SF

Year
1985

The Lafayette Hotel, located in the heart of the Central Business District on Lafayette Square, was originally constructed in 1916 and was among the first poured-in-place concrete structures in New Orleans. The renovation included recreating the building’s original lobby, restoring the entrance door and canopy and installing a large commercial kitchen. Interior scope was comprised of the demolition of the existing interiors and the design of twenty-two luxury suites and twenty-two large individual guest rooms.

The building’s original lobby were re-created and the entrance door and canopy were restored. The interiors of the hotel were demolished, and twenty-two luxury suites and twenty-two large individual guest rooms were created on the upper floors. A large commercial kitchen was installed to service the new ground floor restaurant and bar. To maximize the use of the property, a mezzanine level was created which housed the executive offices, public restrooms, a meeting room, staff facilities, a laundry room, and mechanical equipment rooms. The renovation of the property required completely new mechanical and electrical systems, elevators, as well as life safety and ADA upgrades.