FOUR SEASONS HOTEL & RESIDENCES
The Four Seasons Hotel and Residences, which broke ground during the spring of 2018, will include both ground and roof level exterior spaces. The Four Seasons is located at 2 Canal Street, which is the former site of the 33-story World Trade Center Building, which has been vacant since Hurricane Katrina. The original tower will be renovated into hotel rooms and condominiums. Additionally, a new five-story building will wrap the side of tower’s base facing the Mississippi River. This new building addition will house retail, restaurants, and event spaces, as well as a pool deck, gym, spa, and other amenities.
As the project landscape architect, DBA is working with the project architects to design a series of rooftop gardens, a pool deck and spa, and to integrate planting design into the wrap-around balconies. One area of note is the 2nd-floor terrace garden which will serve as the entrance to the future New Orleans History Museum. DBA also designed the exterior spaces surrounding the building into a dining court, an event lawn with adjacent garden spaces, and a motor court on the south side of the building. A portion of the hotel’s grounds will become part of the Canal Street Plaza, a 10,000 SF public plaza with new planting, lighting, bike racks, benches, and a refurbished Bernardo de Galvez monument. The plaza will be the foot of Canal Street terminating the thoroughfare at an important node featuring the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences, New Orleans History Museum, the newly renovated Spanish Plaza, the Outlets at Riverwalk, and the Mississippi River.