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SpringHill & TownePlace Suites New Orleans Downtown/Canal Street with Rooftop Bar
Further enhancing the continued redevelopment of Canal Street stretching from downtown New Orleans to Mid-City, NewcrestImage announced its plans to renovate the former ODECO Building, named for its original tenant, the Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company. The ODECO Building will be transformed into the first blended brand SpringHill and TownePlace Suites with a rooftop bar and patio, Vue. The official name of the new hotel is SpringHill & TownePlace Suites New Orleans Downtown/Canal Street.
The hotel has a rich history with ties to oil and gas industry icons the Laborde family. Alden J. “Doc” Laborde helped establish the modern-day energy industry by creating one of the first submersible rigs and setting up two offshore companies that used the innovative technology. His business, ODECO, was originally housed in the soon-to-be hotel located at 1600 Canal Street.
At the time of the ODECO Building’s construction in the 1960s, there was a significant demand for office space to accommodate the city’s expanding oil and gas industry. Until 1993, ODECO leased the upper floors of the building, which was designed in the 1960s by New Orleans architect Paul Mouton, as office space. As a result, this blended brand hotel will feature a variety of unique room designs and layouts.
Two separate brands (SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites) will be housed in this high-rise building. Unlike any other location, they will be separated by floor, not by building, with one shared lobby and complimentary breakfast area. Additionally, this property will be the only Marriott-affiliated hotel in New Orleans that will feature a rooftop bar with stunning views from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to the Mississippi River.
This one-of-a-kind hotel is scheduled to open its doors by December 1 and will start selling rooms online after Feb. 20, 2018. Additionally, a grand opening celebration is tentatively scheduled for early January 2018.