Eliza Jane

A history-filled boutique hotel in the heart of New Orleans' Central Business District

Client: HRI Properties Architect: HCI Architects

Palmisano was awarded the contract for the Eliza Jane, a 155-room boutique hotel located in New Orleans’ Central Business District. The hotel is a part of the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, and is housed in a historic building dating back to the mid-1800’s that most recently functioned as another hotel.

The interior project scope included the demolition and renovation of the existing hotel, inclusive of all 155 guest rooms, public space, meeting rooms, and elevator upgrades. The project also included the build out of a new bar in the atrium of the hotel, as well as a renovation to the courtyard to include a new pergola, fountain and landscaping.

The exterior scope included repairs to the existing facade, new paint, new wood storefronts and windows, brick pavers and the addition of  a canopy along the entire length of the buildings. Three vacant warehouse buildings within the footprint of the existing hotel were converted into 41 new guest rooms. The 1st floor of the three warehouse buildings was converted to house a new restaurant concept and meeting room space.

The project was completed on schedule in 15 months.

Our Approach

The project scope included the demolition and renovation of the existing hotel, inclusive of all 155 existing guestrooms, public space, meeting rooms, and elevator upgrades.  The project also included the buildout of a new bar in the atrium of the hotel, as well as the renovation of the courtyard to include a new pergola, fountain and landscaping.  The exterior scope included repairs to the existing façade, new paint, new wood storefronts and windows, brick pavers and the addition of a canopy along the entire length of the buildings.  In addition, three vacant warehouse buildings within the footprint of the existing hotel were converted into 41 new guestrooms – 30 new rooms between floors 2-4 and another 11 added through the addition of a 5th floor.  The 1st floor of the three warehouse buildings was converted to a white box for future restaurant and meeting room space. Palmisano completed this aggressive scope of work on time and on budget.

The Accolades

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“Named the Eliza Jane after a pioneering publisher, this new boutique hotel just two blocks west of the French Quarter is full of historic influences.”

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