Renovation Report: DoubleTree by Hilton receives $25M makeover

Posted on: April 3 2017

Project: A renovation of DoubleTree by Hilton’s guest rooms, pool, lobby and meeting spaces

Address: 300 Canal St.

Space: 225,591 square feet

Architect: Montgomery Roth

Contractor: Complete Property Services (CPS)

Cost: $25 million

Start date: March 2016

Completion date: February 2017

Located at the base of Canal Street overlooking the Mississippi River, the DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans recently finished a year-long remodeling project.

The renovation included 367 guest rooms, the hotel’s lobby and 16,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

The hotel is also trying to reduce its carbon footprint. Recyclable containers and A/C filters have been added to each guest room. The rooms also feature a digital thermostat, new water softeners and toilets that reduce water usage. The hotel also installed three high efficiency hot water heaters and an energy management system that will control heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

Local artist Ron Domingue created a custom art installation in the main staircase above the new lobby. Domingue took images of staff members and overlaid them with scenes from New Orleans landmarks.