News for August 2014

Southwest Adds Nonstop Destination From New Orleans to San Antonio

Southwest Adds Nonstop Destination From New Orleans to San Antonio

August 29, 2014 Latest News

Service to San Antonio to Start in March 2015(NEW ORLEANS, LA) – The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is pleased to announce that Southwest Airlines, the major low cost carrier in New Orleans, will begin daily non-stop service … Read More »

Spirit Airlines now accepting reservations for flights to Chicago & Detroit

Spirit Airlines now accepting reservations for flights to Chicago & Detroit

August 21, 2014 Latest News

Flights to the Windy and Motor Cities from the Crescent City Start October 30 NEW ORLEANS, LA – Ultra-low cost carrier Spirit Airlines is now accepting reservations for flights from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to Chicago a… Read More »

New Orleans hotels sizzle in July

New Orleans hotels sizzle in July

August 20, 2014 Latest News

By: Maria Clark, ReporterDespite the unrelenting heat of July in New Orleans, travel market research firm STR reported an increase in hotel occupancy rates last month.Rates increased to 67.5 percent compared to 63.7 percent in July 2013.For the full … Read More »

Groundbreaking set for $50M Gretna hotel

Groundbreaking set for $50M Gretna hotel

August 20, 2014 Latest News

By: Robin Shannon, Reporter CityBusinessThe developers behind a new $50 million hotel project on Jefferson Parish’s West Bank are set to begin construction.Harvey-based BN Management will break ground Wednesday on a 123-room Marriott-branded Co… Read More »

PEOPLExpress to add service to New Orleans

PEOPLExpress to add service to New Orleans

August 18, 2014 Latest News

By: The Associated Press Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport officials say they’re welcoming a new low-cost carrier that will provide service to Virginia.Officials say PEOPLExpress will begin flying from to New Orleans on Aug. 28.… Read More »

Omni Royal Orleans Introduces New Technologies For Successful Meetings

Omni Royal Orleans Introduces New Technologies For Successful Meetings

August 13, 2014 Latest News

Adds mobile meeting application, dedicated Wi-Fi network for 14,000-square-foot function spaceThe Omni Royal Orleans, 621 St. Louis St., has introduced the latest addition to its meeting planner toolkit, OmniLink, a mobile meeting application that al… Read More »

WalletHub named New Orleans #7 in the USA for Economic Environment since Great Recession

WalletHub named New Orleans #7 in the USA for Economic Environment since Great Recession

August 12, 2014 Latest News

In a new multi-variable study, financial website WalletHub has named Greater New Orleans #7 in the USA for Economic Environment since the Great Recession, out of 150 regions in America. To calculate this ranking, WalletHub considered a number of var… Read More »

Work begins on South Market District hotel

Work begins on South Market District hotel

August 11, 2014 Latest News

By: Robin Shannon, Reporter CityBusinessInterior demolition is underway at a nine-story downtown office building that will be part of a hotel property being developed by the group behind the South Market District project.The joint venture of Broadmoo… Read More »

W Hotel on Poydras Street no more; owners rebranding as Le Meridien

W Hotel on Poydras Street no more; owners rebranding as Le Meridien

August 11, 2014 Latest News

By Katherine Sayre, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneTake a stroll down Poydras Street, and you might notice something is missing from the skyline.The distinctive red "W" atop the shiny W Hotel is cloaked in a white tarp, and the owners say it won't … Read More »

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