Hyatt Regency New Orleans to Reopen in October

23rd May 2011 (Last Updated May 23rd, 2011 18:30)

The Hyatt Regency New Orleans, which has been closed since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, is to reopen on 19 October 2011 following a $275m redesign and renovation. The project covers upgrading the 1,193-room property's lobby, restaurants, meeting spaces and suites, including 95 standard

The Hyatt Regency New Orleans, which has been closed since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, is to reopen on 19 October 2011 following a $275m redesign and renovation.

The project covers upgrading the 1,193-room property’s lobby, restaurants, meeting spaces and suites, including 95 standard suites, five meeting planner suites and four presidential suites.

After the renovation, the 32-storey hotel will feature 18,581m² of event space including two 2,322m² ballrooms, 64 meeting and banquet rooms, 21 executive-level meeting rooms, seven permanent boardrooms, and 7,432m² of exhibition space including a new 4,646m² exhibit hall.

The property will also include a 360-seat restaurant, a 210-seat media / action bar with private and semi-private lounges, a 70-seat atrium bar and a 300-seat speciality restaurant.

Hyatt Regency New Orleans is owned by Poydras Properties Hotel Holdings, a hospitality venture that includes AREA Property Partners, Poydras Hotel Members and a subsidiary of Hyatt Hotels Corporation.