The Pere Marquette Office Building, located in the heart of downtown New Orleans’ Warehouse District, was an 18-story historic edifice built in 1926 as one of the city’s first skyscrapers. After seventy years, the well-preserved gothic style building was identified as a perfect candidate for hotel conversion for New Orleans’ booming hospitality marketplace.
Crucial to the viability of the 280-room boutique hotel project was the utilization of Historic Tax Credits, made possible by thorough design coordination with National Park Service guidelines. Amenities include more than 7,600 square feet of meeting space, a 125-seat restaurant, and a rooftop pool deck.
Broadmoor provided space planning to organize the 280 guest rooms, back of house and public areas of the hotel. The building footprint is an unusually shaped polygon, which accounts for the unique and sometimes quirky shape to a variety of the guest rooms. Broadmoor ultimately coordinated with several architects and interior designers to produce the complete construction documents necessary for the conversion.
The team was able to utilize the original, white marble wainscot slabs salvaged by the ownership group. Broadmoor re-cut and ultimately used the marble on the first floor with the help of matching marble to fill the void spaces. The first floor port-cochere that has been in service for public parking for roughly fifty years is still a landmark to the city’s business and shopping patrons. The restyled port-cochere leads into the lobby and bar and the entrance to the cozy boutique restaurant.
Owner: 150 Baronne Street Partnership
Architect: Broadmoor, LLC
Contract Value: $25,850,000
Size: 280-RoomsServices: Design-Build Contractor