Ace Hotel – 600 Carondelet Street

Project Description

Client: The Domain Companies
Location: New Orleans, LA
Date of Completion: February 2016

The Project

Broadmoor led the renovation of this storied building conversion in a joint venture with Palmisano Contractors. Its transformation to the hip Ace Hotel lands another attractive venue for downtown New Orleans. Located at 600 Carondelet Street, the original nine-story historical building included restoration of a beautiful Art Deco stone façade at 616 Carondelet Street. The Ace Hotel now provides a sophisticated hospitality venue, centrally located one block from Lafayette Square and historic Gallier Hall.

Formerly a furniture store, the 100-year-old art deco high-rise required much more vertical access to accommodate a hotel.  The Broadmoor/Palmisano team provided the substantial structural renovations to accommodate three new passenger elevators and one new service elevator. These vertical access additions required creation of two new shafts for four elevators, with the requisite code and envelope upgrades. This expansion featured the construction of a new four-story building on an adjacent lot with a new three-level enclosed corridor connecting the historic to the new building.  The historic section required complete window replacement, demolition of previous interiors build-out, and the creation of a pool deck on the roof.

The new hotel features stylish restaurants, dining room and bars, multiple meeting spaces, and the new roof top pool and cabana. An open courtyard and green roof is a feature of the new building, creating both a hip and historical ambiance for guests.