News for January 2015

Sites chosen for 2 Moxy hotels in New Orleans

Sites chosen for 2 Moxy hotels in New Orleans

January 30, 2015 Latest News

By Robin Shannon, Reporter City Business A hotel brand specifically geared to the millennial traveler is set to make its debut in the New Orleans area. Marriott International announced this week it plans to introduce its new Moxy Hote… Read More »

New Orleans airport announces new non-stops to Branson, Cincinnati and Cancun

New Orleans airport announces new non-stops to Branson, Cincinnati and Cancun

January 29, 2015 Latest News

By Jed Lipinski, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is getting three new non-stop flights to Branson, Mo., Cincinnati, Ohio, and Cancun, Mexico. Starting May 6, Branson AirExpress, operated by… Read More »

$75M deal includes three hotels, garage

$75M deal includes three hotels, garage

January 26, 2015 Latest News

By: Robin Shannon, Reporter, City Business A New York investment firm recently closed on its purchase of three Hampton Inn properties in the New Orleans area and a six-story downtown garage in a deal worth more than $75 million. Through an… Read More »

Uber legalization ordinances proposed by New Orleans City Council members

Uber legalization ordinances proposed by New Orleans City Council members

January 23, 2015 Latest News

By Robert McClendon, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune New Orleans drivers would be able to use their vehicles as part-time taxicabs, dispatched through "ride-sharing" phone applications such as Uber and Lyft under a newly proposed ordinances bef… Read More »

Warehouse District hotel gains design approval

Warehouse District hotel gains design approval

January 23, 2015 Latest News

By Greg LaRose, Editor, City Business Plans to build a new hotel on a Warehouse District parking lot continue to move forward as the Historic District Landmarks Commission granted design approval for the project. During a meeting Wednesday… Read More »

Family sells third CBD hotel within a year

Family sells third CBD hotel within a year

January 21, 2015 Latest News

By: Robin Shannon, Reporter, City Business The steady pace of hotel transactions in the New Orleans area continues into 2015 as another Central Business District property has changed hands. A Connecticut hotel development firm made its fir… Read More »

State police plan deployment of 150 for New Orleans' Mardi Gras

State police plan deployment of 150 for New Orleans' Mardi Gras

January 21, 2015 Latest News

By Jonathan Bullington, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune A deployment of 150 Louisiana State Police troopers and Department of Public Safety officers will descend on the New Orleans area to assist the city's police force during Mardi Gr… Read More »

Boomtown Casino $20 million hotel opens in Harvey

Boomtown Casino $20 million hotel opens in Harvey

January 21, 2015 Latest News

By Katherine Sayre, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune A few dozen dignitaries gathered on the banks of the Harvey Canal on Wednesday to celebrate a $20 million hotel at Boomtown Casino New Orleans, a project that casino owners and local poli… Read More »

Mardi Gras 2015 tourism expectations high with cheap gas, sunnier economic outlook

Mardi Gras 2015 tourism expectations high with cheap gas, sunnier economic outlook

January 20, 2015 Latest News

By Katherine Sayre, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Cheap gas, hopes for good weather and New Orleans' reputation as a hot destination could pave the way for a big Carnival season, tourism industry officials sa… Read More »

Two downtown hotels sell for nearly $35 million

Two downtown hotels sell for nearly $35 million

January 13, 2015 Latest News

By: Robin Shannon, Reporter City Business New Orleans hotels continue to be popular among real estate investors as two more properties changed ownership at the close of the year. According to Orleans Parish conveyance documents, Clear… Read More »