News for April 2015

Renovations to begin on Pontchartrain Hotel

Renovations to begin on Pontchartrain Hotel

April 30, 2015 Latest News

By Robin Shannon, Manging Editor The new owners of the Pontchartrain Hotel are moving forward this week with a more than $10 million renovation of the historic property. AJ Capital Partners of Chicago announced today that the 106-room hotel at … Read More »

Renovations planned to modernize in-stadium fan experience

Renovations planned to modernize in-stadium fan experience

April 22, 2015 Latest News

By The Associated Press, City Business The New Orleans Saints and Pelicans have announced plans to renovate the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the Smoothie King Center. Officials said in a press release Tuesday that an agreement has been reached a… Read More »

Lakefront Airport to offer non-stop flights to Memphis, Destin

Lakefront Airport to offer non-stop flights to Memphis, Destin

April 22, 2015 Latest News

By Jed Lipinski, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune  Non-stop flights between New Orleans and Memphis will begin at Lakefront Airport on May 26th, Southern Airways, the airline announced today. Direct flights between the two cities existed fo… Read More »

Fewer visitors, more revenue at local casinos

Fewer visitors, more revenue at local casinos

April 22, 2015 Latest News

By Maria Clark, Reporter The four gaming sites in the New Orleans area saw a slight uptick in revenue in March compared to the month before, even with fewer visitors. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board reported a nearly 7 percent increase to $5… Read More »

Uber, Lyft get the green light: New Orleans City Council votes to allow ride-hailing companies to operate

Uber, Lyft get the green light: New Orleans City Council votes to allow ride-hailing companies to operate

April 9, 2015 Latest News

By Jeff Adelson, The Advocate A framework of regulations for ride-hailing services passed the New Orleans City Council on Thursday, but the companies that would be authorized by the measure continued to say the rules would keep them out of th… Read More »

Vacant Tulane Avenue hotel sells

Vacant Tulane Avenue hotel sells

April 9, 2015 Latest News

By Robin Shannon, The Advocate A vacant hotel property that is among the largest pieces of available real estate along Tulane Avenue recently changed hands after more than three years on the market. The Americas Best Value Inn, 2820 Tulane… Read More »

Plans for boutique hotel on Frenchman Street win approval at City Council

Plans for boutique hotel on Frenchman Street win approval at City Council

April 9, 2015 Latest News

By Jaquetta White The City Council on Thursday approved plans to turn an unoccupied Frenchmen Street building into a boutique hotel, overturning an earlier denial from the City Planning Commission. Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey, whose distric… Read More »

New Orleans installing solar-powered trash compactors that can hold five times as much trash, alert workers when they're full

New Orleans installing solar-powered trash compactors that can hold five times as much trash, alert workers when they're full

April 8, 2015 Latest News

By Jaquetta White New Orleans on Monday began installing solar-powered trash compactors on street corners in the French Quarter and Central Business District, hoping to reduce the frequency of trash collection and cut back on litter. The city p… Read More »

Fate of Frenchmen Street hotel in council's hands

Fate of Frenchmen Street hotel in council's hands

April 8, 2015 Latest News

By Richard A. Webster, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune A vacant, two-story building at the corner of Frenchmen and Royal streets that once served as a refuge for wayward boys could be redeveloped into a boutique hotel if the City Council T… Read More »

Film industry pushing its own study of La. tax break program

Film industry pushing its own study of La. tax break program

April 7, 2015 Latest News

By: The Associated Press BATON ROUGE — Fighting to keep its lucrative tax break program from being gutted, the film industry Monday circulated an economic analysis of the program’s impact in Louisiana that was rosier than a state-… Read More »