Upscale Le Meridien hotel stands empty, lifeless after four alarm fire

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Sunday afternoon's 24th floor mechanical room fire resulted in electricity being cut off to the entire structure and the evacuation of all guests at the 410 room hotel.  

All involved, Entergy, New Orleans Fire and Le Meridien personnel were tight lipped about any details, although General Manager John-Charles Robert said he was on his way to a meeting to discuss the next step for the hotel.  

Clean up of any damage from the fire was getting underway this morning as a truck with BMS CAT Disaster Recovery Service arrived shortly after 8am.