Ace Hotel has opened a New Orleans outpost designed by our friends at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, with interiors by our friends at Roman & Williams, in an historic building in the city’s Warehouse District to which has been added an extension for extra rooms. The 1928 building was designed by the architects of Louisiana’s State Capitol Weiss, Dreyfous and Seiferth; it formerly housed the largest furniture store in the South. The art deco interiors of the original were restored and renovated, and with the four-storey addition the hotel covers 184,K SqFt and includes 234 keys, as well as a bar and restaurant, meeting spaces, and retail. Design features of the project draw inspiration from the history of the city of New Orleans, including a carriageway and balcony gardens; this is also reflected in interior materials and furnishings. Dark brick cladding is found on the facade, and the original structure and new addition are connected by a three-storey glass bridge set back from the street.