News for February 2014

Jefferson hotels considering new tax to boost tourism

Jefferson hotels considering new tax to boost tourism

February 17, 2014 Latest News

Leaders still working out details BY JEFF ADELSONjadelson@theadvocate.comJefferson Parish tourism officials are looking into a proposal that would allow hotels in the parish to decide whether to impose a new tax on their guests and direct that money … Read More »

New Orleans Scores Big; Lands Alaska Airlines

New Orleans Scores Big; Lands Alaska Airlines

February 11, 2014 Latest News

February 11, 2014NEW ORLEANS, LA – Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport scored big with Alaska Airlines announcing it will begin scheduled service from New Orleans to Seattle, Washington. Alaska will inaugurate the new non-stop se… Read More »

Bottom - Right

Bottom - Right

February 10, 2014 Latest News

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GNO, Inc. Welcomes International Shipholding Corporation Back to New Orleans

GNO, Inc. Welcomes International Shipholding Corporation Back to New Orleans

February 7, 2014 Latest News

Matt Wolfe, GNO Inc. NEW ORLEANS - Today, Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) President and CEO Michael Hecht joined Governor Bobby Jindal, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and International Shipholding Corporation President Erik L. Johnsen to anno… Read More »

ArtWorks building to be sold to culinary institute

ArtWorks building to be sold to culinary institute

February 6, 2014 Latest News

BY JAQUETTA WHITE, The AdvocateThe Louisiana ArtWorks building on Howard Avenue near Lee Circle, most recently the site of a well-intentioned but ill-fated arts venture, will become a culinary school.The New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institut… Read More »

New Orleans Pelicans agree to Arena naming rights deal with Smoothie King

New Orleans Pelicans agree to Arena naming rights deal with Smoothie King

February 6, 2014 Latest News

By John Reid, NOLA.com | The Times Picayune Since it opened in 1999, the New Orleans Arena has been without a corporate name.But on Thursday, it will officially become the Smoothie King Center.After extensive negotiations that lasted for nearly a … Read More »

Dennis Pearse Appointed as General Manager of the 345-key Omni Royal Orleans in Louisiana

Dennis Pearse Appointed as General Manager of the 345-key Omni Royal Orleans in Louisiana

February 5, 2014 Latest News

NEW ORLEANS, LA. (Feb. 4, 2014) - Omni Royal Orleans has announced the appointment of Dennis Pearse as general manager. A 20-year veteran of the hotel industry who has spent much of his career in New Orleans, La., Pearse will oversee all operations a… Read More »

$26 Million Renovation Is Underway

$26 Million Renovation Is Underway

February 5, 2014 Latest News

New Orleans, LA - InterContinental New Orleans is undergoing a $26 million renovation, the first major work performed at the hotel property since its opening in 1984. Work is expected to be completed by early fallAccording to InterContinental New Orl… Read More »

Developers plan 21-story hotel at 400 Canal

Developers plan 21-story hotel at 400 Canal

February 3, 2014 Latest News

BY: Robin Shannon, Reporter New Orleans City BusinessA New Orleans-based property owner is partnering with a Minnesota firm on a planned $120 million hotel near the foot of Canal Street.A 21-story hotel is being proposed for the 400 block of Canal St… Read More »

Xavier University is offering free tax preparation

Xavier University is offering free tax preparation

February 3, 2014 Latest News

Xavier University is offering free tax preparation and electronic filing of federal and state income tax returns through April 10.The program is available to individuals who earned less than $52,000 in 2013.The service is offered Tuesdays and Thursda… Read More »