New Orleans, Louisiana

As part of the exploratory process of adding a new revenue generating offering at the Harrah’s New Orleans Casino, Portfolio collaborated with internationally recognized Landscape Architects EDSA to develop the concept of Au Contraire, a contemporary French New Orleans Day Club and Pool. Carved from less-used space within the existing downtown building the concept eliminates an existing theater space while utilizing existing facilities such as the kitchen and services of the building. 

Multiple view corridors and points of entry to the Club include from the hotel, the casino and street level providing the greatest opportunities for drawing from New Orleans’ visitors beyond Harrah’s.

The vision includes a central pool, large open sunning decks, VIP areas, private cabanas, enclosed nightclub, and open elevated DJ platform with dancing deck surrounded by a wall of LED displays.

The project currently awaits funding.