Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue Hotel
Manning Architects, in collaboration with Parker-Torres Design, Inc., performed complete architectural design services for the Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue Hotel. MA ensured the new design reflected the historical significance of the hotel's location, all while incorporating the owner's modern and Southern-style vision. MA upgraded 19 hotel suites, renovated eight existing American with Disabilities (ADA) compliant rooms and converted two existing guest rooms to meet ADA requirements. Interior renovations included converting an underutilized meeting room into an updated, full-service executive lounge. The renovation involved construction of a millwork trellis structure inside the room which now houses the new food service, mechanical, electrical and communications systems. The trellis structure allows the executive lounge to have the amenities that are expected in a modern, executive lounge while maintaining the integrity of the historic structure.