NEW ORLEANS, La. — Global hospitality company Aimbridge Hospitality has announced the grand opening of the 176-room Canopy by Hilton New Orleans Downtown.
The 14-story lifestyle hotel is located near the French Quarter and includes a Creole and Cantonese-inspired restaurant paying homage to the city’s history.
The hotel is a historic renovation of the former Oil and Gas Building built in 1959 and designed by August Perez & Associates and Edward B. Silverstein & Associates. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014 for its use of glass, steel, and abstract geometry in a skyscraper.
“We are thrilled to bring the Canopy brand to New Orleans and provide guests with a refreshing hotel option that matches the city’s energetic atmosphere and culture,” said Phil Cordell, global brand head, Canopy by Hilton. “The hotel’s design, as well as curated food and beverage concepts were influenced by the surrounding area, allowing us to authentically connect guests with the neighborhood made famous for its lively architecture, music, and cuisine.”
The hotel features amenities such as artisanal quality breakfast using fresh local ingredients, a transfer lounge for guests arriving early or leaving late, and 1,700 square feet of meeting space including access to a private patio. Embracing the neighborhood, hotel team members will connect guests to the culture of New Orleans and can schedule a city tour or suggest a local hidden gem to explore. Guests can also grab a complimentary Canopy Bike and discover what the city has to offer.
As a nod to the hotel’s location in what used to be the Chinatown district in New Orleans, the hotel’s accompanying restaurant, GingerRoux, is a Creole and Cantonese-inspired concept, led by Chef Jonathan Hostetler. The new hotel is also home to a new bar, The Herbalist.
The new Canopy New Orleans Downtown will participate in Hilton Honors, the guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s portfolio of 18 hotel brands.