Plans were filed with the city last month to convert the property at 700 Frenchmen Street into a 19 room boutique hotel. A small bar and restaurant is planned for the first floor, while the courtyard area will be renovated to include a pool and landscaping. Proposed site plan and floor plans below.
The owner of 700 Frenchmen Street is 700 Frenchmen Street, LLC, an entity owned by Subway restaurant magnate Hugh Stiel. Stiel is also the owner of the Frenchman Hotel, just a few blocks away at 417 Frenchmen Street.
Another hotel project in the Marigny, the redevelopment of the old St. Peter and Paul Church, recently received zoning change approval. We hear that the development team is now looking for financing to convert the old property into an 80 room hotel.