Park Hotels & Resorts Sells Le Meridien New Orleans for $84M
NEW ORLEANS — Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. has sold the 410-room Le Meridien New Orleans for $84 million, or $205,000 per key, to an undisclosed buyer. Located near the French Quarter and less than one mile from the Mississippi River, the 23-story hotel features a fitness center and rooftop pool. Proceeds from the sale of the hotel will be used to repay a portion of Park’s unsecured debt. According to Canal Street Beat, Park Hotels purchased the former W Hotel in 2013 for $65 million before reopening the hotel as Le Meridian in 2014. Park Hotels has sold and/or disposed 22 assets it has deemed “non-core” for $1 billion since its spin off from Hilton Worldwide, according to Thomas Baltimore Jr., chairman and CEO of Park Hotels.