The renovation for 300 S. Rampart, lovingly nicknamed “The Louie,” converted the roughly 10,000 square foot historic building, last used as a medical office building, into an eight-suite hotel composed of two five-bedroom units and six three-bedroom units. The historic front and side facades were restored, and all existing windows and exterior doors were replaced in kind.
The non-historic interior partition walls were modified to create eight hotel suites and a lobby. Located in the heart of the Central Business district, the hotel has quickly become a must-see and must-stay destination for New Orleans. The project draws inspiration from the long history of jazz on the block with a large-scale mural of Louie Armstrong on the O’Keefe Avenue façade painted by artist Kobra.