News for May 2014

Expedia to expand in New Orleans with ‘hub’ office

Expedia to expand in New Orleans with ‘hub’ office

May 29, 2014 Latest News

By: Greg LaRose, Editor May 29, 2014The Expedia family of travel booking websites believes there’s enough potential business in New Orleans to warrant making the city one of its regional hubs.Its new office at Place St. Charles could have six e… Read More »

Illegal short-term rentals subject of New Orleans Planning Commission meeting

Illegal short-term rentals subject of New Orleans Planning Commission meeting

May 27, 2014 Latest News

By Robert McClendon, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneNew Orleans City Planning Commission is scheduled to consider a rule change Tuesday (May 27) aimed at making it easier to enforce the law against illegal short-term rentals.Operating a short-term rent… Read More »

New Orleans tourism industry cheers the return of the Riverwalk mall

New Orleans tourism industry cheers the return of the Riverwalk mall

May 21, 2014 Latest News

By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneWhen an $82 million reimagining of New Orleans' riverfront shopping mall opens Thursday as The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, members of the city's tourism industry expect to see benefits.The near… Read More »

Hotel projects top NOLA building permits tally according to City Business

Hotel projects top NOLA building permits tally according to City Business

May 19, 2014 Latest News

Orleans ParishTOP COMMERCIAL PERMITS$7 million, 333 Poydras St., W Hotel$2 million, 344 Camp St., Queen & Crescent Hotel$2 million, 333 Josephine St., Bella Luna Catering$1 million, 208 Bienville St., Badine Land Limited$860,000, 124 Royal St., Brist… Read More »

Gretna council OKs plans for new hotel

Gretna council OKs plans for new hotel

May 15, 2014 Latest News

BY CHAD CALDERCCALDER@THEADVOCATE.COM The Gretna City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a site plan for a 123-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel on a recently annexed parcel of land north of the West Bank Expressway.The hotel is the first phase… Read More »

Joan Davis named as the next chancellor of Delgado Community College

Joan Davis named as the next chancellor of Delgado Community College

May 14, 2014 Latest News

By The Associated PressThe Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors has selected Joan Davis as the next chancellor of Delgado Community College.LCTCS President Monty Sullivan made the recommendation of Davis to the board … Read More »

Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

May 12, 2014 Latest News

2014 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Saturday, May 24 & Sunday, May 25Louisiana Revised Statute 47:305.58 provides for an annual state sales tax holiday on sales of hurricane-preparedness items or supplies made on the last Saturday… Read More »

Hospitality Education Foundation Awards Two $8,000 Scholarships to Orleans Parish High School Seniors

Hospitality Education Foundation Awards Two $8,000 Scholarships to Orleans Parish High School Seniors

May 7, 2014 Latest News

NEW ORLEANS, LA. (May 7, 2014) The Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association Hospitality Education Foundation Awards Two $8,000 Scholarships to Orleans Parish High School Seniors. Cordell Williams of Sophie B. Wright Charter School has maintain… Read More »

First GiveNOLA Day raises almost $2.3 million

First GiveNOLA Day raises almost $2.3 million

May 7, 2014 Latest News

BY JEFF ADELSON, The advocate New Orleans-area non-profits raised nearly $2.3 million on Tuesday during the first GiveNOLA Day, a 24-hour fund raising competition organized by the Greater New Orleans Foundation.The donations came in at more than doub… Read More »