$55 Million Virgin Hotel Gets City Council Approval

by • August 24, 2015 • Central Business District, Development, Zoning and Land UseComments (2)3981

 

Rendering of the proposed Virgin Hotel by Mathes Brierre Architects

Rendering of the proposed Virgin Hotel by Mathes Brierre Architects

Last Thursday, the City Council voted 5-1 to approve the proposed ground-up construction of a new Virgin Hotel at the corner of Baronne and Lafayette Streets.  The development had previously been denied by the City Planning Commission because the developers were seeking to build a tower taller than what zoning allowed.

The hotel would have 183 keys and be built on a $55 million budget.  Developers on the project are Dallas-based Gatehouse Capital and local partner David Garcia of DAG Development.  The Gatehouse/DAG team was previously the 2013 finalist for the World Trade Center redevelopment.

The development also includes a ground floor restaurant, a 2,500-square-foot ballroom, a few thousands feet of meeting space., and a rooftop pool and fitness center.

Los Angeles-based RTKL Associates and architects Mathes Brierre are the architects and designers.

 

 

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