New Orleans World Trade Center building proposals: Five hotel brands, five approaches

December 17 2014 | Latest News
By Katherine Sayre, | The Times-Picayune

The tale of reviving the vacant former World Trade Center in downtown New Orleans is a twisted one. In the latest plot, city leaders now have five initial proposals for turning the 33-story building into a new hotel and apartments for wealthier renters.

Among the players are some big names in the New Orleans commercial real estate world and the national hospitality industry. They will submit more detailed plans early next year to a selection committee formed by Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration.

Here is a look at each of the five development groups and what they're proposing for the riverfront property. Select an individual proposal to learn more details:

Carpenter & Co. and Woodward Interests -- Four Seasons Hotel

Two Canal Street Investors -- Hotel Alessandra

Oxford Capital Group -- Godrey Hotel

HRI Properties -- Andaz Hotel by Hyatt

2 Canal Redevelopment LLC -- Conrad Hotel by Hilton