The 33-story World Trade Center building is located at the foot of Canal Street, along the bank of the Mississippi River, and represents one of the most important development opportunities in the City.
Once an iconic, mid-century office building, the Four Seasons New Orleans Hotel and Private Residences has been re-imagined into a luxury hotel and residential complex with 341 guest rooms and 81 condominiums and 11 penthouses. The 33-story, historic waterfront skyscraper is on the National Historic Register, and holds the honor of Excellence in Historic Preservation from the Louisiana Landmarks Society.
To deliver the development’s programmatic needs, the construction manager, Woodward Tishman, A Joint Venture, managed the extensive renovation and rehabilitation of the existing building, and added a new five-story podium to accommodate 200,000 sf of meeting space, two restaurants, pool, and spa. In addition to the all-new lower podium of the building, two additional floors were added to the top of the building and encompass an indoor/outdoor observation deck rising 350 feet above the riverfront and feature a 360-degree panoramic five of the City of New Orleans.
The interior of the building, originally fitted for an office high-rise, has been transformed in to the luxury hotel where guest rooms feature Four Seasons up-scale standards like floor-to-ceiling windows (River or City view) with automated blackout curtains, signature Four Seasons beds and linens, Carrara marble bathrooms, 65-inch flatscreen television, tablet for in-room controls and hotel services, bedside charging stations, Nespresso coffee maker and tea kettle, and twice daily housekeeping with evening turndown service. An unusual feature of the project is the multi-level, interactive visitor experience. Accessed directly from the plaza and flanked by giant digital projection screens, a grand staircase leads visitors to an immersive exhibit gallery celebrating the city’s cultural heritage.
Read more about the team’s construction approach here: FSNO Case Study