Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world's leading luxury hospitality company, together with developers Carpenter & Company Inc. and Woodward Interests, LLC, experts in residential, hospitality, and mixed-use real estate development, will open a luxury hotel and Private Residences in downtown New Orleans in late 2020. The property is owned by Two Canal Owner LLC, in which both developers are partners.
The first Four Seasons in New Orleans, the property will debut in the heart of the city as Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans. Within the World Trade Center, the new Four Seasons will be located next to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, financial center, French Quarter, and Warehouse District, with clear views of both the city and the Mississippi River.
New Orleans is one of the top travel destinations in the United States and is highly regarded as one of the most unique cities in the world. The city is an epicenter of history, culture, and activity, with extensive culinary and nightlife offerings, jazz music at every turn, and striking architecture with French and Spanish influences. New Orleans also attracts more than one million attendees each year to the annual Mardi Gras festival that takes place for several weeks in February and March.
Following extensive renovations, the World Trade Center will be refreshed with a new podium and public spaces, as well as the 341-room Hotel and 92 Private Residences on the top floors of the building. The Hotel will also encompass meeting and event spaces, four food and drink outlets, retail spaces, spa facilities, and a rooftop pool. Both public and private spaces will be filled with natural light with most featuring views of the adjacent Mississippi River.
The new hotel will be led by General Manager Mali Carow, a Four Seasons veteran of almost 20 years. Mali began her Four Seasons career in Chicago, rising through the company's Food and Beverage teams in Washington DC, San Diego, the Maldives and Amman, until moving to Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane in her most recent position as Hotel Manager. Mali will lead a team of dedicated Four Seasons employees as they introduce the brand's legendary service and culture to New Orleans.