• Joey Amato

What's New in New Orleans?

Updated: Jan 10


The first Four Seasons-branded property in New Orleans is currently under construction in the former World Trade Center building along the Mississippi Riverfront, opening Spring 2021. The Four Seasons New Orleans Hotel and Private Residences is a 34-story, mixed-use development that will house a 341-key hotel on the lower floors and 81 luxury condominiums on the upper floors. The property will include two restaurants, approximately 22,500 square feet of meeting space, a spa and fitness center, a roof-top pool and bar area, and a cultural museum. A two-story roof-top cupola on floors 33 and 34 will be a public observation floor and roof deck.


Construction is underway for the 2021 opening of the Virgin Hotel New Orleans, situated in the city’s Warehouse District at 550 Baronne Street. The up-and-coming area sits directly next to the Central Business District and is home to a growing number of new restaurants, galleries and shops. The new-build hotel will feature 225 chambers, the brand’s flagship space, Commons Club, a rooftop pool and lounge, gym, and dedicated meeting and event spaces.


The French Quarter welcomed its first new hotel in 50 years on December 11th with the opening of the One11 Hotel. A former sugar warehouse, the 83-room property is located adjacent to the luxury shopping of Canal Place and provides expansive views of the Mississippi River from its rooftop bar. Batture Bistro + Bar opened in mid-November, providing Creole-influenced small plates for anyone looking to relax on their porch or alongside the pool.



The Chloe opened on tree-lined St. Charles Avenue in early October. The 14-room boutique hotel is renovated a historic mansion developed by local hospitality group, LeBlanc + Smith and features a great restaurant and intimate spaces to enjoy a drink at the bar, salon, pool or on the front porch with the streetcar passing by.


Attractions

JAMNOLA, New Orleans’ first experiential pop-up opened Aug 1st and is 5,400 square feet of Joy-Art-Music. With art curated by Where Y’Art, a New Orleans-based artist collective, 20 local artists have crafter unexpected, interactive exhibits in a love letter to New Orleans’ cultural gems.


The ARTmazing Gallery is a larger-than-life pop art exhibition and events space occupying 6,000 square feet of space in the midst of the French Quarter. The gallery houses thirteen Instagrammable rooms filled with the wildest experiences and guests are invited to paint on canvases which will be auctioned off and proceeds will be donated to help local charities.


For more LGBTQ events, visit https://www.neworleans.com/things-to-do/lgbt/