Businessman Robert “Bobby” Guidry filed plans with the city to build a 250-room Residence Inn in downtown New Orleans at 316 St. Charles Avenue.
The site is currently a vacant lot used for parking, and sits adjacent to the Intercontinental and The Whitney building’s parking garage.
Guidry’s company, St. Charles Avenue Prime Properties, LLC, requested a variance from the Board of Zoning Adjustments for the location of the building’s proposed loading zone, and also filed their stormwater management plans with the city.
According to city and state records, Guidry purchased the property for $3,990,000 in 2014 from an entity controlled by developer Sean Cummings, Phi New O, LLC.
John T. Campo & Associates is the Architect.
Guidry and his family managed Harvey Gulf International Marine, and sold it to private equity firm The Jordan Company for $500 million in 2008.
According to his website, in addition to the Residence Inn, Guidry is building a dual-branded 330 room resort located near Walt Disney in Orlando, Florida. The New Orleans Residence Inn and the Walt Disney project have a combined development cost of $100,000,000. Guidry also built Fountain Park Centre, a 20-acre commercial development in Harvey, Louisiana. That center also houses four of Guidry’s other businesses, including Parrot Pete’s, Salon Le Rouge, Royal Palm, and Exclusive Fitness.