Big news in New Orleans event venues: Construction has begun on the Four Seasons New Orleans, the first of the brand’s properties in New Orleans. The new 341-key, 81-residence property is slated to open in 2020.
The structure it's located in, Two Canal, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been nearly vacant since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005. The restoration, renovation and modernization of this structure will make it one of the largest Four Seasons hotels in the brand’s portfolio.
Residences start on the 19th floor, making them the highest elevated homes in New Orleans, Four Seasons says. The 81 condominium residences and select collection of penthouses on the building’s crowning floors showcase Downtown New Orleans and the French Quarter upriver, along with the Gulf of Mexico downstream.
The new structure has more than 22,500 square feet of amenities, including the entire landmarked Spanish-influenced 29th floor, which was once home to the executive offices of the World Trade Center building and is now devoted to private amenities for residents. Features include a bar and lounge that overlooks the Mississippi River, a children’s playroom, private dining room with a chef’s kitchen, historic hall with a communal dining room and golf simulator room.
Also included is exclusive access to the Four Seasons director of residences and dedicated residential concierge, along with a private lobby with 24-hour doorman, bellman and service staff. Tailored à la carte services are available to residents including in-residence dining and catering, housekeeping, grocery shopping service, valet parking and car service, and mail service.
The Four Seasons Private Residences New Orleans will launch sales later this year. Information on the hotel portion of the property is not yet available.