Ace Hotel

Historic. Modern. Award-winning.

The nine-story, 136,000-square-foot building at 600 Carondelet Street in Downtown New Orleans received a complete overhaul to make room for the 234-room ACE hotel. Including an elegant restaurant, music venue, living room bar, and rooftop pool. The previous home of Max Barnett’s furniture store, this 1928 Art Deco building’s exterior was restored to its historic condition by installing historic replica windows, recessing the entrance, and adding awnings and a black-and-red neon hotel sign over the main hotel entrance.

A modern, four-story addition now sits next to the historic building, housing public event spaces, trendy retail, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, an art gallery, and additional guest rooms.

Our Approach

Palmisano’s ability to create and maintain relationships brought us to this project in the first place, through our previous work with the Domain companies. The challenging combination of a 9-story renovation and 4-story new construction including a restaurant, coffee shop and rooftop pool proved no match for the creative approach taken by the Palmisano team. Our renegade mentality shined through when we met our aggressive 1-year deadline on time. Honoring that promised delivery date meant overcoming design changes and set backs throughout the project.

The Accolades

Client Testimonial

There is no issue too big or too small for Palmisano to tackle.

“Palmisano really has a non-stop work ethic. There is no issue too big or too small for them to tackle. They never take the attitude of, “That’s not my responsibility.” They will find a solution.”

– Chris Papamichael, Principal, Domain Companies

Winners Announced at 13th Annual HD Awards

Winners Announced at 13th Annual HD Awards

Nearly 640 project submissions were submitted across 20 categories, including Luxury/Upscale Hotel, Sustainable Project, Lifestyle Hotel, and Casual Restaurant..

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2017 Gulf States Merit Award

American Institute of Architects

2016 Louisiana Honor Award

American Institute of Architects

2017 New Orleans Merit Award

American Institute of Architects

2017 Excellence in Historic Preservation

Louisiana Landmarks Society

2017 Grand Aurora Award Winner, Best Rehabilitation Project

The Aurora Awards

Community Impact

By converting a downtown parking lot and historic building into the best hotel in the city, we set an anchor for revitalization on Carondelet Street in the Warehouse District. Every sunny afternoon, local, non-hotel guests flock to the rooftop pool to combine work and play. In the evenings, music legends fill the ground floor bar with jazz, funk, and R&B. Rated one of the top hotels in NOLA and throughout the world, The Ace helps to ensure New Orleans will continue to be known as a top cultural and creative stop on Planet Earth’s bucket list.

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