JW Marriott Hotel New Orleans
|JW Marriott New Orleans|
|Location||614 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
|Roof||331 ft (101 m)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||August Perez & Associates|
The JW Marriott New Orleans is a 331 feet (101 m), modern 30-story high-rise hotel in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana. The 4-star, 487-room hotel currently stands as the 13th-tallest building in the city, and the 3rd-tallest hotel.
The Hotel Meridien New Orleans was designed by August Perez & Associates and opened in 1984 to accommodate crowds attending the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition. Its name was later changed slightly to Le Meridien New Orleans. In 2002 the hotel's owners, La Salle Hotel Properties, concluded a lengthy legal battle with the Le Meridien management company. La Salle first announced their intention to convert the hotel to The Westin New Orleans, but instead they signed Interstate Hotels & Resorts to manage the property, and it was renamed without a brand in December 2002 as the New Orleans Grande Hotel. Four months later, in April 2003, La Salle sold the hotel for $92.5 million to CNL Hospitality Properties. The new owners contracted Marriott to manage the hotel and renamed it the JW Marriott New Orleans in June, 2003.
- "LeMéridien To Leave New Orleans Hotel; Interstate To Manage LaSalle-Owned Property - Hotel Business". Hotelbusiness.com. 20 December 2002. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
- Johnson, Richard L. "LaSalle Hotel Properties Removes Le Meridien from New Orleans Hotel; Interstate to Manage the Renamed New Orleans Grande Hotel / Dec 2002". Hotel-online.com. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
- Johnson, Richard L. "LaSalle Hotel Properties Sells New Orleans Grande Hotel (formerly Le Meridien New Orleans) for $91.5 million / April 2003". Hotel-online.com. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
- "First JW Marriott Opens In New Orleans Via CNL - Hotel Business". Hotelbusiness.com. 18 June 2003. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
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