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A notable hotel in Metairie is undergoing renovations in order to better serve new visitors.
The Best Western Landmark Hotel is currently being renovated, to the tune of $12.2 million. The hotels’ owners, Gulf Coast Ventures Associates, LLC are under the ownership of the Al Copeland Trust. The hotel is also home to a conference space.
According to Al Copeland Jr., CEO of Al Copeland Investments, “Business has been terrific. We have noticed an increase of tourism, traffic, and business coming into Jefferson Parish and it was a driving factor to kick off these renovations.”
All 17 floors of the hotel (not including the recently renovated lobby) will undergo the most extensive renovations the hotel has seen in close to 10 years. The hotel includes 128 keys over 132,000 square feet of space.
After the renovations are complete, guests can expect to see larger, updated guest rooms, as well as the debut of “extended-stay” rooms. The conference room will also be getting a makeover. The owners of the hotel state that the hotel will remain open for business as usual during the renovation process.
The 17th floor of the building will eventually be the home of the Al Copeland Investments corporate offices. The move to the new offices is planned for March of 2015.
The hotel’s current location was only supposed to be a temporary thing following Hurricane Katrina, but due to the advantageous area, the company will remain where it is. All renovations are scheduled to be completed by March of 2015.
The renovation work will be completed by The Lemoine Company, located in Lafayette.