News for March 2015

Four Seasons picked to develop former World Trade Center Tower

Four Seasons picked to develop former World Trade Center Tower

March 24, 2015 Latest News

Advocate story Carpenter & Company and Woodward LLC, which has proposed turning the vacant World Trade Center building at the foot of Canal Street into a Four Seasons hotel, was selected Tuesday to begin negotiating a lease with the city for the r… Read More »

Medical corridor prompts longer lodging trend

Medical corridor prompts longer lodging trend

March 23, 2015 Latest News

By: Robin Shannon, Reporter, City Business As the Mid-City medical corridor along lower Canal Street inches closer to reality and the two new billion-dollar hospitals open to patients, hotel industry analysts say the city’s recent lodgi… Read More »

The Jung Hotel on Canal Street latest target in New Orleans redevelopment

The Jung Hotel on Canal Street latest target in New Orleans redevelopment

March 16, 2015 Latest News

By Richard Rainey, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The Jung Hotel, which has languished at the riverside corner of Canal and LaSalle streets after suffering serious damage during the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina, could be slate… Read More »

PKF forecasts record occupancy in 2015

PKF forecasts record occupancy in 2015

March 16, 2015 Latest News

By: Elliott Mest, Hotel Management online Optimism is in the air in the hospitality industry. March began with CEOs and GMs explaining their lofty expectations for the year at the International Hotel Investment Forum in Berlin,… Read More »

Kevin Allman and Alex Woodward on short-term rental laws in New Orleans

Kevin Allman and Alex Woodward on short-term rental laws in New Orleans

March 9, 2015 Latest News

By Kevin Allman and Alex Woodward, Gambit New Orleans W hether you like a traditional Southern canopy bed or don't mind sleeping on an inflatable mattress on the floor, short-term rental services like Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO and Couchsur… Read More »

City Council committee votes to let Uber operate, but company rejects some conditions

City Council committee votes to let Uber operate, but company rejects some conditions

March 7, 2015 Latest News

BY JEFF ADELSON and RAMON ANTONIO VARGAS, The Advocate Ride-hailing services in New Orleans moved a bit closer to reality Thursday, with a measure that would allow them to operate sailing out of a City Council committee despite criticism from… Read More »

North Rampart Street hotel, apartments planned for whole city block

North Rampart Street hotel, apartments planned for whole city block

March 4, 2015 Latest News

By Katherine Sayre, NOLA.com , The Times-Picayune One large block of North Rampart Street could be transformed with a developer's plan to knock down an existing building and construct a five-story, 200,000-square-foot mixed-use hotel… Read More »

Carnival bringing larger cruise ship to New Orleans; the name may be familiar

Carnival bringing larger cruise ship to New Orleans; the name may be familiar

March 2, 2015 Latest News

By Ted Griggs, The Advocate Carnival Cruise Lines announced Monday that it is increasing its cruise capacity in New Orleans by replacing the smaller Carnival Elation ship with the Carnival Triumph. Carnival Triumph will shift from Galvesto… Read More »

Rault Center to be developed into 185-room Joie de Vivre hotel in New Orleans CBD

Rault Center to be developed into 185-room Joie de Vivre hotel in New Orleans CBD

March 2, 2015 Latest News

By Katherine Sayre, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune A Conneticut-based developer has purchased the Rault Center in the Central Business District and plans to renovate the 17-story vacant building into a Joie de Vivre brand boutique … Read More »

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