October 14 2014 | Latest NewsBy Jerry Limone, Travelweekly.com
Part of a 24-story office building in New Orleans’ Central Business District will be redeveloped into a Hyatt House hotel, and plans call for a second-floor skybridge connecting it with the Hyatt Regency.
The lobby of the extended-stay hotel will be located on the 11th floor, and guestrooms will be on floors 12 through 17.
Expected to open in 2015, the 194-room hotel will be located at the corner of Poydras Street and Loyola Avenue, across the street from the Poydras Street streetcar stop.
Property owner Christopher Robertson was part of the investment team that bought and redeveloped the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. That 1,193-room hotel, which was damaged by Hurricane Katrina and closed for nearly six years, reopened in 2011 following a $275 million redo.