The New Orleans Architecture Foundation is hosting a tour of the newly developed Troubadour Hotel, a Joie de Vivre boutique hotel, at 1111 Gravier Street downtown.
The new 184-room hotel stands at the site of the long-vacant Rault Center, which was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. The renovation of this historic high-rise building was led by Campo Architects and Landis Construction, and the building plans look fantastic.
The guided tour also includes two new venues from Chef Philip Lopez: The “Petite Lion” restaurant and the “Monkey Board” rooftop bar, offering panoramic views of the city from the 17th floor.
The site is the former Rault Center, which is the same building where several died in 1972 when a deadly fire tore through the building. Several others jumped to their deaths from the 15th floor. It was caught on film, which you can view here.
The event is Thursday, November 17, 2016, from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Troubadour Hotel, 1111 Gravier Street. Registration is required and includes a complimentary cocktail at the rooftop bar. To register, click here.