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Old Posted Sep 1, 2015, 10:16 PM
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Mike Wampold announced recently he plans to convert the old state office building at Convention and Third Streets into a 148 room Marriott Autograph hotel. Autograph is a very popular upscale full service brand that Marriott introduced in 2010.

The name recognizes its 1924 origins as the Louisiana National Bank building and its proximity to and spectacular views of the Mississippi River.

Wampold also plans an upscale restaurant in the hotel and is in the process of defining the concept.

The building was constructed in 1926 and was the first skyscraper in Baton Rouge. The state acquired the property in the 1960s. It had housed state higher education offices and the Louisiana Board of Regents.

Construction is now underway, with opening set for Summer 2016.
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