In December, only one developer submitted plans to revamp two New Orleans-owned parking lots near the Piazza d’Italia monument on Poydras Street.
That means the developer is all but certain to land the project, barring a city decision to issue a new request for proposals.
The single plan under consideration would turn the two parking lots, at 542 Tchoupitoulas St. and 545 S. Peters St., into a 29-floor, 355-room “lifestyle” hotel and a 14-floor, 155-room “select service” hotel.
Both would be part of the Hard Rock Hotel brand and would feature a spa, a “rock shop,” specialty restaurants, a business center and a rooftop pool.
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