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Fairmont returns to New Orleans with a historic twist

Slated for summer 2025, the Fairmont New Orleans will merge iconic luxury with local heritage, transforming the Central Business District with its unique character and vibrant experiences. Share

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Louisiana-based developer Kailas Companies have unveiled the official kickoff of the downtown redevelopment project of 1010 Common Street, which will mark the return of the iconic Fairmont brand to New Orleans. Slated to open summer of 2025, the hotel is destined to become an illustrious destination in the Central Business District, near the city’s renowned and historic French Quarter.

“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 center in the varied venues and guest experiences we are imagining for this magnificent hotel.”

Fairmont returns to New Orleans with a historic twist

Fairmont New Orleans, as part of a redevelopment project which will transform the former Bank of New Orleans Building, a 31-story skyscraper and the city’s 10th tallest building, located at 1010 Common Street in the Central Business District. Completed in 1971 and originally designed by architects Skidmore Owings & Merrill, famed for the Willis Tower in Chicago and One World Trade Center in New York, the building is a masterful example of International Style architecture and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Partnering with globally recognized architecture and design firms Rockwell Group and Rozas Ward Architects, Kailas and Fairmont have entrusted a team of world-renowned architects and design partners with extensive experience modernizing some of the most iconic and treasured properties around the world to bring the vision of Fairmont New Orleans to life.

Fairmont returns to New Orleans with a historic twist

Fairmont New Orleans will occupy 18 stories within the building, offering 250 luxury guest rooms, including 40 suites ranging from one-bedrooms to speciality 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.

The hotel will also offer more than 20,000 square feet of function space divided between ballrooms, meeting rooms, and a library and business centre, with distinctive customizable settings ideal for corporate meetings and social gatherings. In addition, the property will feature a 10,000 square-foot spa, drawing on the nature, essence and energy of the local surroundings.

Fairmont returns to New Orleans with a historic twist

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 near the picturesque Mississippi River.

With 90 hotels in 32 countries around the globe, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a cherished collection of some of the most iconic hotels in the world, including The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, and Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai.

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