A major exterior and interior renovation of the Baton Rouge Marriott Hotel was announced shortly after the hotel was purchased for $21.8 million in late April 2015 by New York-based AVR Realty Co. and Natchitoches-based Dimensions Development.
Baton Rouge Marriott Hotel
5500 Hilton Ave.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY TIM MUELLER
Architect: Trapolin-Peer Architects
Owner: AVR Realty Co. and Dimension Development Co.
Contractor:Public spaces by DonahueFavret Contractors Inc., and guest rooms by
Young Construction Co.
Use:Full service hotel, meeting and catering facilities, and Stinky’s Fish Camp Restaurant and Wine Bar
Form follows function: “The design inspiration came from the Mississippi River bridge and how it connects Baton Rouge to its history. Inspiration was also drawn from the Mighty Mississippi River. Using satellite photography, we were able to create a one-of-a-kind art instillation in the guest rooms capturing the river from space. The proximity of the LSU campus also inspired the overall color palette. The local landmarks in the Baton Rouge area served as trigger points, bringing the interior spaces together and creating a holistic design that appropriately represents the area.” —Koby Thompson, vice president of design at Peggy Dye & Associates, which handled the interior design