The former New Orleans Public Service, Inc. utilities headquarters and adjacent buildings is now a New Orleans luxury hotel, located in the city’s Central Business District. The historic NOPSI building, originally erected in 1927, holds 217 guest rooms, 58 suites, rooftop pool, bar and restaurant. The neighboring former Dryades building now serves as the hotel’s ballroom. Moses Engineers provided all mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) design services for the hotel and all ancillary spaces, including pool, bars, restaurants, kitchens, meeting rooms, and ballrooms.
Moses Engineers, in conjunction with the architect of record and general contractor, Woodward Design Build, had to provide up to date amenities while maintaining historical preservation. The Dryades Ballroom features exposed brick, arched windows, and a 30 ft. ceiling, retaining its historical essence as the site for the city’s transportation vehicles, while today serving as an elegant dining experience for guests.
The City of New Orleans Historic District Landmark Commission declared the NOPSI building a historic landmark in 2011. The hotel opened in July 2017.