SHELTON, Conn.—Officials of New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel owner, operator and developer, have announced the closure of Baronne Inn and Suites in downtown New Orleans ahead of a $10 million, eight-month total transformation to convert the historic building to a Fairfield Inn and Suites. The hotel expects to reopen in 2016.
Located at 346 Baronne St., in the central business district and just one block off Bourbon St., the Fairfield Inn and Suites New Orleans Downtown/French Quarter Area will mark the brand’s debut in the Big Easy. The all-suite hotel will feature 103 guest suites, a full bar outfitted to emphasize the hotel’s destination, and will offer complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi.
“Reinvention has been New Orleans’ calling card since Hurricane Katrina, and the results, including renovated and upgraded hotels, 600 more restaurants and entertainment venues, clearly appeal to the record 9.5 million guests who visited last year,” said Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle Hotels & Resorts. “We feel very confident that an urban Fairfield Inn and Suites product will be very attractive to both business travelers attending conferences and conventions at the Morial Center and value-minded leisure travelers who want their vacation dollar to go a little further.”
The Fairfield Inn and Suites New Orleans is within walking distance of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Morial Convention Centerand Harrah’s New Orleans Casino, as well as the city’s famed French Quarter.