by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 16, 2018
The 350-room Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans will debut in the Big Easy in spring 2019. The property, on the corner of Rampart and Canal streets in the Theater District, will have 12,000 square feet of meeting space, including two ballrooms. Other amenities will include a lobby bar; a rooftop sky bar that offers panoramic, citywide views; an upscale restaurant, and a pool grill. Additionally, the 18-story property will have 62 private residences.
"As Hard Rock continues to expand globally, our focus will be influential cities with deep musical roots," said Todd Hricko, senior vice president, head of global hotel development for Hard Rock International. "Home to a unique melting pot of cultures, New Orleans -- known for its nightlife and vibrant live-music scene -- has been a desirable choice for our next Hard Rock Hotel."
"We feel privileged to partner with Hard Rock International to bring this exciting development to the French Quarter," said Mohan Kailas, founder of Kailas Companies, which is developing the project with Hard Rock. "Our goal is to host New Orleans' great traditions of music and cuisine through fine dining, entertainment and rooftop venues. We are excited to share the Hard Rock experience, and we're sure it will soon become a favorite for locals and visitors alike."