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Hyatt Regency New Orleans Helps Saints Kick Off The NFL Season

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September 10, 2010 at 10:34 AM | by | Comments (2)

As reigning Super Bowl champs, the New Orleans Saints didn't need extra help to defeat the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL season opener last night--but they had full support of the Superdome's closest hotel neighbor regardless.

Last night, as the sun went down, the Hyatt logo atop the Hyatt Regency New Orleans lit up for the first time since going dark after Hurricane Katrina.

In other situations, the lighting of a corporate logo may not be anything special, but we have to say that this one warmed our hearts.

As we mentioned earlier in the summer, the Hyatt Regency will reopen in the fall of 2011. After a ground-breaking ceremony on August 18, the restoration is in full swing. The hotel is the last of the major NOLA hotels to be restored post-Katrina, and with its location right next to the Superdome and Champions Square, it will play a big role in the sports and entertainment district there.

Understandably, NOLA residents and Saints fans are psyched to be hosting Super Bowl XLVII in 2013, and with close to 1,200 rooms, the Hyatt Regency will be ready for the party.

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Officially- remodel has NOT begun.  Digney York & Associates has done over $100,000 worth of renovations and the Owner has decided to rebid the project.  As a subcontractor that was awarded a large portion of the glazing, you can imagine we as well as Digney York are very upset.

The rebid has already been going on for over two months.  I imagine this will push back the original opening of Fall 2011.


Construction Progress

Construction began in July and is well underway.  http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/Katrina-Damaged-Hyatt-To-Reopen-Next-Year-98372194.html

The hotel is on target to open next fall.

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