It sounds as if the Hyatt Regency New Orleans fate is still unclear, according to an article in hotel-online. Its owner is trying to work up a public-private partnership, and it sounds like the city's mayor is somewhat behind that happening. From the article:
- Strategic Hotel Capital has not made a final decision yet on whether to restore and reopen the hotel.
"We will watch and see if the local, state and federal governments can get their act together, and how money will be dispersed and when," [Laurence Geller, head of Strategic Hotel Capital Inc., which owns the hotel] said.
To date, he says he hasn't seen effective coordination, and this worries him. "I'm terrified when there are three monolithic government agencies that have to talk to each other," he said.
Meanwhile, the J.W. Marriott in New Orleans has reopened for business as of last Friday.