Travel Traders Retail Becomes A Part Of New Orleans Rebirth

Blending in to the redevelopment of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, Travel Traders new concept of mixing retail with a 24-hour fresh market and bringing it to the heart of the massive hotel and city center begins a new step in their evolution. In the same way the city is being rejuvenated with development and expansion after years of devastation, Travel Traders is looking to a new future with expanded offerings. Lagniappe, which translates to “Gift with purchase” is the perfect descriptive name for this retail experience, which provides just a little extra than what you would expect from Hotel Retail. Over 2,000 square feet located in the heart of the Hotel Lobby, customers and hotel guests are presented with a wide range of options for purchase. Pastries, coffee, sandwiches, gumbo and other local favorites are available at any time. Gourmet selections can be taken to rooms or taken home to bring the flavor of New Orleans back from a trip to the city. The retail selections are a combination of souvenirs, jewelry, apparel and necessities for the business and vacation traveler.

Designed to blend seamlessly with the Hotel experience, clean lines and elegant materials set this space apart. Stainless steel counters, coolers and pastry cases bring a level of sophistication to the interior.  The feature table with a suspended pot rack overhead displays local wind chimes and garden items.  Dark wood fixtures with plum highlights and tile pay homage to the look and feel of the lobby and registration areas.

The success of this project was the culmination of coordinated design with our client, Travel Traders, the hotel, and FRCH staff from several Studios working together. It has already been recognized by Travel Traders, the Hotel and local media as a positive step for the city. Located in close proximity to the Convention Center, Football Stadium and downtown, this location  will continue to provide a unique retail experience for Hyatt guests and the surrounding area for a long time to come.

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