The property is located in the heart of the Big Easy, just one block from Bourbon Street. The Cotton Exchange is a National Historic Landmark where New Orleans cotton merchants traded since 1871. French impressionist paintings line the lobby.
Dallas-based Design Duncan Miller Ullmann will be the interior designer for the hotel’s $10-million renovation.
The design will respect the building, a national historic landmark built in 1871, while enhancing its look. Along with 200 guestrooms, AC Brand Hotel by Marriott will include a meeting space, a rooftop pool, a library and a business center. Renovations will begin by April and will conclude within six months. The hotel will remain open during renovations.
AC Hotels by Marriott operates approximately 80 properties in Europe and is now expanding to the US. The European brand is design-centric and inspired by the fashion houses of Milan.