Developer Fillmore Hospitality held a ground breaking yesterday (Nov. 12) for the construciton of a new Cambria Hotel & Suites in the Warehouse District.
Plans call for a $35 million, 65 foot, 162 room hotel with a contemporary bistro, a fitness center and 1,200 square feet of meeting space. The site is currently a parking lot. You can check out the plans and renderings here.
Filmore had originally proposed a much larger project: a 178-key hotel made up of two buildings: a 65-foot structure that would face 632 Tchoup and a 75-footer with an entrance on Commerce Street. The 75-foot part of the plans, scaled back from its original try for 95-feet, would require a waiver since height limits in this part of town cap out at 65-feet.
The site sits adjacent to developer Scott Begg’s proposed 6 story apartment building at 611 Commerce Street.
Holly and Smith Architects are designing the project.
Fillmore operates the Maison Dupuy Hotel on Toulouse Street and the New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway on Causeway Boulevard.