Entrepreneur Robert Thompson’s hospitality firm Angevin & Co., in partnership with GBX Group which specializes in preserving and operating historic real estate in urban markets, has completed the acquisition of The Whitney Hotel in New Orleans. Thompson purchased the property from hotelier and New Orleanian Joe Jaeger. The deal follows Angevin & Co.’s purchase of the historic boutique hotel, The Frenchmen Hotel in New Orleans, in June 2021.
Standing in stark contrast to the high-rise office buildings of the central business district, The Whitney Hotel building was originally constructed as a bank. Now registered as a National Historic Landmark, The Whitney Hotel offers 93 guestrooms, 24 suites, and 30-foot lobby ceilings complemented by historic crown molding throughout the hotel. Thompson’s Angevin & Co., along with design partners FAM Design, will preserve the historic integrity of the building while making top-to-bottom renovations and updates.
The Whitney Hotel is anticipated to reopen in the first quarter of 2023.
Photo: Courtesy of Angevin & Co.