The former Oil & Gas Building at 1100 Tulane Ave has undergone a historic renovation to become the Canopy by Hilton Hotel. The Canopy Hotel offers 176 guest rooms, 1,700 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center, and a terraced outdoor patio. It also offers restaurant Ginger Roux and craft cocktail bar The Herbalist. Canopy by Hilton is a boutique brand that launched in 2014 designed to have an urban neighborhood vibe. They also focus on sustainability and are dog friendly.
MEP Services for Canopy by Hilton Provided by Moses Engineers
Moses Engineers provided the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design for the building with a focus on sustainability and safety. The MEP design uses state of the art variable refrigerant flow, heat recovering technology, and a dedicated outside air system. This system substantially reuses the energy usage of the building through energy recovery, and it also maintains ventilation for occupants throughout the hotel. The plumbing system uses variable speed pumps with variable frequency drives. This ensures the hotel keeps adequate pressure while still minimizing energy usage. Moses’s design also includes condensing style water heaters to increase efficiency and reduce natural gas usage for the building’s water heating systems.
Safety & Sustainability Design Features
To ensure safety for all hotel occupants Moses Engineers also included a fire pump and sprinklers throughout the building’s design. A voice-evacuation fire alarm system used with an on-site Fire Command Center ensures that in the case of an emergency, hotel occupants will be notified and able to exit the building. Alarm sensors also monitor the refrigerant as an added safety measure in case a refrigerant leak would ever occur.
Moses Engineers also provided a building automation system to operate the building’s equipment in the most efficient manner. It also allows for incorporating programming that will reduce the overall energy usage of the hotel. The hotel has a modern electrical system with generator backup. The entire design complies with all applicable building codes and the brand standards of Canopy by Hilton. The building also uses energy efficient LED lighting and automatic lighting controls to lessen the electrical load.
Canopy by Hilton, the newest hotel to join the downtown New Orleans market, has opened to guests. The historic renovation of the former Oil & Gas Building at 1100 Tulane Ave. offers 176 guest rooms that range from 300 square feet to 450 square feet and average around $250 per night.Former Oil & Gas Building reopens as Canopy by Hilton hotel | New Orleans CityBusiness