Restaurateur buys New Orleans’ historical Whitney Hotel

January 30, 2022

A hospitality firm led by restaurateur Robert Thompson has purchased the Whitney Hotel in New Orleans.

Travel Weekly features Feed Media client and Restauranteur, Robert Thompson’s newest project: the acquisition of the historic Whitney Hotel.

Thompson shares: “We’re going to bring new energy to this legendary property, reimagining experiences,” Thompson said in a statement. “This means opening the first on-site restaurant in the property’s history — a vegetable-forward, southern restaurant — as well as a thoughtful cocktail bar that transitions from afternoon happy hour to late-night last calls and an aroma-filled, fresh flower boutique.”

Angevin & Co, Thompson’s boutique hospitality company, is working with FAM Design on renovations and updates to the Whitney that will “preserve the historic integrity of the building,” and the hotel is expected to reopen to guests in the first quarter of 2023, according to the statement. The hospitality firm also acquired boutique hotel Frenchmen Hotel, open to guests as of February 2022.

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