News for February 2014

 New Orleans hotels self-impose a new room charge for tourism promotion

New Orleans hotels self-impose a new room charge for tourism promotion

February 28, 2014 Latest News

Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Following through on a state law passed last year allowing New Orleans hotels to impose a fee on their customers to generate money for tourism promotion and finance infrastructure projects, most of the city&… Read More »

Local buyer grabs Poydras Street hotel

Local buyer grabs Poydras Street hotel

February 27, 2014 Latest News

Hotels continue to be a hot commodity for New Orleans investors as another downtown lodging property has changed hands.According to Orleans Parish conveyance records the Whitney Wyndham Hotel at 610 Poydras St. was sold for $10.5 million on Jan. 31 t… Read More »

New Orleans Hotels Adopt Tourism Support Assessment

New Orleans Hotels Adopt Tourism Support Assessment

February 27, 2014 Latest News

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WWII Museum hopes to finish expansion by 2017

WWII Museum hopes to finish expansion by 2017

February 25, 2014 Latest News

STATE HELP SOUGHT TO PAY FOR PROJECTSBY JAQUETTA WHITE, New Orleans Advocate The National World War II Museum in the Warehouse District has been a near constant construction zone for more than five years. As doors opened on one new building or exhibi… Read More »

Revamped Champions Square to host more and bigger music shows

Revamped Champions Square to host more and bigger music shows

February 25, 2014 Latest News

AMPHITHEATER CAN SEAT UP TO 5,200BY JAQUETTA WHITE, New Orleans Champions Square is no longer just an opening act.Saints co-owner Rita Benson LeBlanc reintroduced the outdoor venue Monday as Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square, an “outdoor, b… Read More »

Portion of long awaited Crescent Park opens

Portion of long awaited Crescent Park opens

February 25, 2014 Latest News

BY ANDREW VANACORE theadvocate.comA portion of the long-awaited — and long-delayed — Crescent Park, a riverfront park running alongside the Bywater neighborhood, opened Monday, offering residents and visitors another vantage on the Miss… Read More »

HRI Lodging’s Gina Chimeno Wins Hyatt’s Director of Sales of the Year Award

HRI Lodging’s Gina Chimeno Wins Hyatt’s Director of Sales of the Year Award

February 24, 2014 Latest News

Hyatt French Quarter Director of Sales and Marketing, Gina Chimeno has earned the 2014 Director of Sales of the Year award in the franchise hotel category during Hyatt’s annual “iLead” sales meeting, announced Brett Forshag, Vice Pr… Read More »

TSA Pre✓™ Application Center Is Open in New Orleans

TSA Pre✓™ Application Center Is Open in New Orleans

February 20, 2014 Latest News

WHAT: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has opened an application site for its TSA Pre✓™ Application Program in New Orleans and many other cities across the state.U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents will now be abl… Read More »

RTA to take over ferry operation Sunday

RTA to take over ferry operation Sunday

February 19, 2014 Latest News

BY JEFF ADELSONRiders not required to pay new fares yetA new operator will be coming to the New Orleans-area ferry system on Sunday as Veolia Transportation, the company that runs the city’s Regional Transit Authority buses and streetcars, form… Read More »

GNO, Inc. Launches Quality of Life Website Destination GNO

GNO, Inc. Launches Quality of Life Website Destination GNO

February 17, 2014 Latest News

Caitlin Berni | cberni@gnoinc.org | Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) announced the launch of Destination GNO, an innovative relocation website designed to highlight the high quality of life in Greater New Orleans. This website was… Read More »