Work has started on a renovation of the DoubleTree Baton Rouge which will involve upgrading all of the hotel's 127 rooms.

The renovation, which will cost more than $1 million, involves putting in new carpet, wallpaper, bedding and TV sets in the rooms, said Gary Jupiter, who serves as general manager for the hotel at 4964 Constitution Ave.

"This hotel has been open a little over nine years and DoubleTree likes to have all of its hotels renovated within that time frame," Jupiter said. "We're giving it a face-lift to make it beautiful for the guests."

The renovations will require putting some rooms off line, but Jupiter said it shouldn't affect business at the hotel, because the work was timed to happen during a slow time of the year.

The plan is to finish the renovations by early February, he said.

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