Warehouse District hotel gains design approval

Posted on: January 23 2015

By Greg LaRose, Editor, City Business

Plans to build a new hotel on a Warehouse District parking lot continue to move forward as the Historic District Landmarks Commission granted design approval for the project.

During a meeting Wednesday, the commission also approved demolition of a small building remnant to make way for the 108,000-square-foot development.

Filmore Hospitality wants to build a seven-story, 162-room Cambria Suites hotel on an L-shaped surface parking lot at 632 Tchoupitoulas St. The $19 million hotel would occupy a 65-space parking lot that Filmore purchased in July from local hotelier Warren Reuther for $4.3 million, according to Orleans Parish Assessor’s records. Reuther, who has backed other hotel projects, is not involved in the development.

Filmore Hospitality is based in California and Ohio.

The hotel, which was designed by Holly and Smith Architects, would include a full service restaurant and meeting space on the ground floor and six additional floors each with 27 guestrooms.

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