The Jung Hotel, once the largest and grandest hotel in the Southern United States, is undergoing a massive transformational redevelopment. You can check out the plans here.
Joe Jaeger is the developer and The Mcdonnel Group is the contractor. Both John Williams Arhcitects and Trahan Architects have worked on the project.
A complete historic restoration will preserve this 108-year-old downtown New Orleans landmark building. The 550,000 SF 17-story building, located on the iconic Canal Street, will be rehabilitated and repurposed to include multi-family apartments, hotel rooms, retail, and commercial spaces. In addition, the plans call for restaurants, meeting space, fitness center, and spa.
A new 7-story parking garage will also be constructed. The project calls for replacing the entire mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. The developers will finance through Federal & State Historic District Tax Credits.
Construction is underway, with an estimated completion date later in 2016.
The Jung Hotel first opened its doors in 1907. In 1925, another section was added and, in the 1960’s, still another. At one time, it was labeled as the largest convention hotel in the South. It was called the Jung for more than 75 years and, afterward, it was known as the Clarion, Raddison and Park Plaza. It was heavily damaged in the great federal flood of 2005.
Check out some of the renderings below.