Virgin Hotels has announced plans to open and operate a new lifestyle hotel in the Warehouse District of New Orleans. Expected to break ground in April 2017 and open its doors in early 2019, Virgin Hotels New Orleans will be developed by Dallas-based Gatehouse Capital.
Virgin Hotels New Orleans is situated in the city's Warehouse District at 550 Baronne Street. The up-and-coming area sits directly next to the Central Business District and is home to a growing number of new restaurants, galleries and shops. The new-build hotel will have 225 guest rooms, the brand's flagship space, The Commons Club, a rooftop pool and lounge, gym, and dedicated meeting and event spaces.
Gatehouse Capital has chosen RTKL Architects, Mathes Brierre Architects, and Broadmoor Construction to complete the hotel. Virgin Hotels' Vice President of Design Teddy Mayer has also tapped a local design firm to bring an authentic New Orleans flair to the project.
Virgin Hotels Chicago is now open and accepting reservations, with Nashville, Dallas, Palm Springs, New York, Silicon Valley and others to follow. Virgin Hotels said it continues to explore hotel and office conversions as well as ground-up development in cities such as Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, Austin, Seattle, San Francisco, Washington DC, and London.