Rebirth and Restoration: The Jung Hotel & Residences Sign Raising Marks Near-Completion of the $140 Million Canal Street Investment
Crews to unveil a massive, 36-foot lighted sign
WHAT: An historic, prestigious New Orleans building is set to reopen under the JUNG name for the first time in 46 years. To commemorate the upcoming, winter opening, The New Orleans Hotel Collection and MCC Development, working with signage supplier OPA Signs & Graphics, will be unveiling the 36-foot lighted blade for the New JUNG HOTEL AND RESIDENCES – a $140 million re-imagination and restoration of the Canal Street icon. The 36-foot lighted blade is a literal sign marking the near-completion of the massive multi-use development.
Originally opened in 1908, The Jung Hotel expanded in 1925 during the “Jazz Age” with live music offerings, and it quickly became the most prestigious hotel in New Orleans. Through the years, the hotel’s most famous attribute was its rooftop Tulane Ballroom which played host to numerous Mardi Gras balls, grand cotillions, proms and a 1964 appearance by President Lyndon Johnson.
Today, The Jung anchors “Upper Canal Street” and sits at the heart of the area’s resurgence as a Biomedical Innovation District. it will incorporate retail, rooftop pool experiences, restaurants and bars, 207 upscale, oversized guest rooms and 113 one and two-bedroom apartments with luxury-level services. With 21,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space, The Jung can accommodate executive meetings of 10 to receptions of up to 1,000 guests. A 12,000-sq. ft. exhibit hall will be the ideal location for large displays. A business center will be open for 24-hour printing as well as mail and package services for the neighborhood.
WHO: The New Orleans Hotel Collection Representatives
MCC Development Representatives
OPA Signs & Graphics Representatives
WHEN: Friday NOVEMBER 10 – 10AM
10:00AM – Crews will begin to unveil the sign (due to construction needs the sign was erected earlier in the week with a covering, pending the unveiling. Video footage of the erection will be made available to press if desired).
An update will be available on Friday morning if needed. Marc’s cell: 504 390 0628.
WHERE: 1500 Canal Street (at the corner of LaSalle), New Orleans, LA 70112
Media is asked to meet for best viewing across the street at the BioInnovation Center –
Mr. Bubbles Café” 1441 Canal. Refreshments will be available.
CONTACT: Marc Becker, Area Director of Marketing, Marc.Becker@neworleanshotelcollection.com
(504) 527-0407 Hotel: (504) 226-JUNG
Some Jung Hotel sign facts:
The Jung Hotel Sign was designed and built locally in New Orleans, by New Orleans artisans.
· Weight – 1,500 lbs+
· Size: Sign is 36 feet tall, two foot deep and has a 4 inch projection.
· Who made it? – designed and built by OPA Signs and Graphics for the Jung Hotel and Residences of the New Orleans Hotel Collection.
· Was it original design? – Yes, OPA designed the logo and sign from an early original Jung Hotel Logo of the 1930’s.
· Is it in same location as original? – Not the original location – the corner location has been selected for better sight lines.
· Is it LED lights now? – Yes, the entire sign is LED lights internally illuminated and defused
· How much power does it use? The LED’s use very little wattage. Under 10 watts.