News for January 2016

These Walls: Chateau LeMoyne hotel moves into modern era

These Walls: Chateau LeMoyne hotel moves into modern era

January 29, 2016 Latest News

By: CityBusiness staff reports Project description: An eight-month-long renovation of Chateau LeMoyne-French Quarter, a Holiday Inn hotel at the corner of Dauphine and Bienville Streets. Address: 301 Dauphine St. Arc… Read More »

Top Construction Projects: 10. Jung Hotel Redevelopment

Top Construction Projects: 10. Jung Hotel Redevelopment

January 29, 2016 Latest News

Editor’s note: This is one of a series of stories featured in CityBusiness’ upcoming Top Construction Projects guide.  By: Robin Shannon, Managing Editor Occupying an entire city block along Canal Street, the historic Jung… Read More »

Amtrak considering New Orleans to Orlando rail service

Amtrak considering New Orleans to Orlando rail service

January 27, 2016 Latest News

By The Associated Press via nola.com Amtrak and the Southern Rail Commission are conducting a tour along the Gulf Coast to consider the feasibility of bringing passenger rail back to the Gulf Coast, more than a decade after Hurrican… Read More »

Renovation Report: Former music instrument supplier-turned-hotel gets makeover

Renovation Report: Former music instrument supplier-turned-hotel gets makeover

January 27, 2016 Latest News

By: CityBusiness staff reports Project: Renovation of the Interstate Electric Company Building into a Fairfield Inn & Suites Address: 346 Baronne St., New Orleans Architect: Campo Architects Contractor: Donahue Fa… Read More »

Commission reins in proposal to legalize Airbnb-style rentals

Commission reins in proposal to legalize Airbnb-style rentals

January 26, 2016 Latest News

By Robert McClendon, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune New Orleans should embrace small-time Airbnb-style rentals, but the legalization of outright vacation rentals is a bridge too far, the City Planning Commission said Tuesday (Jan. 26), vo… Read More »

Armstrong Airport sets record for passengers in 2015

Armstrong Airport sets record for passengers in 2015

January 22, 2016 Latest News

By: CityBusiness staff reports More than 10.6 million passengers traveled through Louis Armstrong International Airport last year, an increase of 9.1 percent compared to 2014 and an all-time record high in total passenger numbers, according to air… Read More »

Draft rules would legalize short-term rentals in New Orleans

Draft rules would legalize short-term rentals in New Orleans

January 20, 2016 Latest News

By Robert McClendon, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Airbnb-style operations, currently banned in most New Orleans neighborhoods, would be legalized city-wide, if the council adopts newly released draft regulations for short-term rentals. … Read More »

RYAN BERNI NAMED DEPUTY MAYOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

RYAN BERNI NAMED DEPUTY MAYOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

January 20, 2016 Latest News

NEW ORLEANS -- Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu named Ryan Berni as Deputy Mayor of External Affairs for the City of New Orleans. In this capacity, Berni will oversee Communications, Intergovernmental Relations and Policy initiatives. These units work to … Read More »

New Orleans RTA eyes added service for 22 routes

New Orleans RTA eyes added service for 22 routes

January 19, 2016 Latest News

By The Associated Press The Regional Transit Authority is considering adding service to 22 of its routes, including overnight service on several lines. The New Orleans Advocate reports the new services, which are expected to come online … Read More »

Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center upgrades accommodations with $2m. renovation

Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center upgrades accommodations with $2m. renovation

January 19, 2016 Latest News

Vicky Karantzavelou Vicky Karantzavelou Vicky Karantzavelou Vicky Karantzavelou, TravelDailyNews.com NEW ORLEANS - Under the direction of new General Manager Jerry Robinson, Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center has completed a… Read More »