The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans - Guest Room and Corridor Interior Renovations - 2019


Once home to the Maison Blanche department store on Canal Street, this early 20th-century Beaux-arts building is now home to The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans. Pascal Architects has a long working relationship with The Ritz-Carlton and has executed multiple renovation projects for the four-star hotel, including major exterior renovations in 2005 and interior renovations in 2012.

This newest project was completed in 2019 and consisted of renovating 12 floors of guest rooms and corridors (451 total units) over a period of nine months while the hotel remained fully operational. Pascal Architects worked closely with the hotel’s administration and contractor in scheduling and buffering the construction processes to ensure the renovations caused minimal interference with daily operations and had little, if any, impact on the guests.

Renovations to the corridors included:

  • Installation of new finishes (carpet, granite/marble elevator lobbies, and wall coverings)
  • New lighting
  • Wireless internet

Remodeling of the guest rooms included:

  • New finishes (carpet, granite/ marble foyers, wall coverings, paint, etc.)
  • New lighting
  • New furniture (desks, credenzas, bed frames and headboards, side tables, chairs, chaise lounges, lamps, etc.)
  • New beddings and accessories (mattresses, box springs, linens, skirts, pillows, etc.)
  • New draperies and valances
  • Complete toilet room renovations with tub to shower conversions in 80% of the units with new granite tiles and counters, plumbing fixtures, bathroom cabinets, toilet room accessories, and lighting throughout

All of the carpets were custom-fabricated, as well as the majority of the lighting elements in the corridors and guest rooms. In addition, the ornate headboards and all of the other furniture were custom-designed, and the upholstery fabrics were hand-selected specifically for this project.


Project details

  • Categories: Project Management
    Interior Architecture
  • Team: Mark Culotta
    Knox Tumlin
    Alton Davis
    Kimberly Nunez
  • Date: 2019
  • Budget: $46 million