Canopy by Hilton Opens in Downtown New Orleans

The new hotel was built in the historic Oil and Gas Building.

The Canopy by Hilton brand debuts in Downtown New Orleans. Photo Credit: Robert Benson

The 176-room Canopy by Hilton New Orleans Downtown opened on March 28 in the former Oil and Gas Building on Tulane Avenue. Built in 1959, the building joined on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014 for its use of glass, steel and geometry in a skyscraper.

The hotel, which features three meeting rooms totaling 1,717 square feet of event space, is just a 10-minute walk to the French Quarter and Bourbon Street — or travelers can explore the city using complimentary Canopy Bikes. 

"We are thrilled to bring the Canopy brand to New Orleans and provide guests with a refreshing hotel option that matches the city's energetic atmosphere and culture," said Phil Cordell, global brand head of Canopy by Hilton and category head of Hilton Lifestyle Brands. "The hotel's design, as well as its curated food-and-beverage concepts were influenced by the surrounding area, allowing us to authentically connect guests with the neighborhood made famous for its lively architecture, music and cuisine."

In a nod to its location in New Orleans' former Chinatown, the hotel's signature restaurant, Ginger Roux, serves a fusion of Cantonese and Creole cuisines. Led by chef Jonathan Hostetler, the menu features dishes such as crawfish boil fried rice, gumbo dumplings and General Tso's alligator. The property also features a new bar, The Herbalist, which offers cocktails, coffee and Creole treats.