Fall 2015 Opening Planned for 194-key Hyatt House New Orleans/Downtown, an Adaptive Reuse Project
August 18, 2015 9:13am
NEW ORLEANS, LA (August 18, 2015) - Hyatt House New Orleans/Downtown is set to debut fall of 2015. Conveniently located in downtown New Orleans, Hyatt House New Orleans/Downtown will provide guests the service and convenience of hotel living with the casual comforts of home.
"New Orleans has flourished over the past 10 years with current visitor numbers exceeding those before Hurricane Katrina," said Jane Tebbe Shute, general manager, Hyatt House New Orleans/Downtown. "In addition to the city's popularity in the tourism industry, New Orleans' advancing medical district is bringing exciting new developments to the local market. We are excited to introduce those visiting New Orleans to the unique guest experience offered by the Hyatt House brand."
An adaptive reuse of an existing 24-story office building, the 194-room hotel will occupy seven floors within the building and connect to the adjacent Hyatt Regency New Orleans through a second-floor sky bridge. The hotel's location at Poydras Street and Loyola Avenue provides ideal accessibility to the Central Business District, Arts, Sports & Entertainment Districts, and new BioDistrict, as well as popular attractions such as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, French Quarter, and Mississippi Riverfront.
Hyatt House New Orleans/Downtown will offer:
Hyatt Regency New Orleans was at the heart of the Hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005, serving as a "shelter of last resort" for those unable to evacuate New Orleans and ground zero for many media entities across the country. The hotel reopened in 2011 following a $285 million redesign and renovation. With 1,193 guestrooms, nine innovative culinary options, and 200,000 square feet of meeting space, Hyatt Regency New Orleans is one of the premier hotel destinations in the Crescent City.
HYATT HOUSE NEW ORLEANS/DOWNTOWN LEADERSHIP
Hyatt House New Orleans/Downtown will be under the leadership of General Manager Jane Tebbe Shute and Director of Sales & Marketing at Hyatt Regency New Orleans, Melissa Masitto. In her role, Tebbe Shute will be directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel's more than 50 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which the Hyatt House brand is known. Tebbe Shute will be joined by Melissa Masitto, Director of Sales & Marketing, who is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the New Orleans area.
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