Hotels + Resorts

the Drifter hotel

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29.965965° N 90.100258° W
NEW ORLEANS, USA


SCALE: 2000 m²
SCOPE: Project Visioning, Full Service Landscape Architecture
CLIMATE ZONE: Warm temperate moist forest


When a long-time friend and hotelier Jayson Seidman from Basic Hotels approaches you with a new design challenge in a new city, you accept, of course. This particular challenge involved the project visioning, site design and landscape for a 1950s motel in an emerging neighbourhood of New Orleans. Like many of VIDA’s projects, working within a defined  budget influenced many of the design decisions made in the short timeframe available. A relaxed subtropical planting palette and hardscape areas complement the retro fit-out and has seen this project become a benchmark for the transformation of New Orleans’ hospitality industry and hosted some of the city’s coolest events.

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