The Baton Rouge Health District will get Louisiana’s first Element Hotel likely sometime next year, with a local hotel group planning to begin work on the project this summer.
Dreams and plans get hatched all the time by eager entrepreneurs and determined developers. And fresh concepts that—at least to one person or a group of entrepreneurs—seem like the next big thing are always welcome in a market like Baton Rouge, where newness is prized.
Ochsner Health System is continuing to expand its footprint in the Capital Region with plans for a new, 210,000-square-foot clinic that will front Interstate 10 on a 16-acre tract in The Grove, Richard Carmouche’s mixed-use development behind the Mall of Louisiana.
A Lafayette hotel developer has closed on the purchase of a former Citiplace restaurant and plans to start construction there on a new four-story, 119-room Tru by Hilton hotel as early as May. The sale documents for the transaction were filed with the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court today.
Hotel developer Jay Patel is planning to acquire the former Koto of Japan restaurant at 2526 Citiplace Court and construct a new hotel on the site. Pinu Patel, the project’s general contractor, says it is hoped that construction on the hotel—which will fly the Tru by Hilton flag—will begin in the spring.
Old signs displaying the Marriott name have been removed at the Baton Rouge Marriott at 5500 Hilton Ave. and will be replaced with new signage as more than $20 million in renovations take place. Jamie Turnage, the hotel’s director of sales, says renovations that have been ongoing since December 2015 will wrap up sometime in […]
On what’s recently been rare in Baton Rouge, a gray and rainy afternoon, Developing Baton Rouge arrived at the corner of Third and Convention streets for a tour of the newly opened, highly impressive Watermark Hotel. Our tour guide was Kaitlin Posey, a native Mississippian and the hotel’s executive meeting manager. The Watermark, part of the […]
Plans are in the works to give Riverfront Plaza a facelift that will refurbish the area between the Baton Rouge RiverCenter and the city dock by redoing the landscape, removing some concrete and modernizing the architecture.