BUDGET: $60 MILLION
CLIENT: GATEHOUSE DEVELOPMENT & VIRGIN HOTELS
The new Virgin Hotel – New Orleans is a five-star high-rise hotel located in the Warehouse District. This 165,000 square foot, 14-story, 223-key hotel will accommodate single and double guest rooms, deluxe suites, and two penthouses. Guest and public offerings include a ground floor restaurant, bar, and lounge space. The 2nd and 3rd floors provide a 2,200 square foot ballroom and music venue, three flexible meeting rooms, fitness room, and back-of-house offices. The 13th floor features a large indoor/outdoor terrace with a pool, restaurant, and two bar and lounge areas.
This state-of-the-art hotel will feature RFID and wireless smart phone technology throughout, allowing individualized guest control of room lighting, conditioning, room access, and other environmental elements.
The project will achieve LEED silver certification by employing energy efficient building systems throughout and the use of locally sourced building materials. This fast-track, design-build project utilizes a concrete post-tensioned structure and unitized façade elements to facilitate the accelerated project construction schedule.