News for May 2015

Renovation takes Pontchartrain Hotel into its prime

Renovation takes Pontchartrain Hotel into its prime

May 19, 2015 Latest News

By: Robin Shannon, Managing Editor CityBusiness Although their plan includes a complete top to bottom renovation, the new owners of the Pontchartrain Hotel said many of the well-known features of the storied property will stay the same. AJ Capi… Read More »

New Orleans could be in running to bid on Super Bowls in 2019 and 2020

New Orleans could be in running to bid on Super Bowls in 2019 and 2020

May 18, 2015 Latest News

By Terrance Harris, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune  New Orleans could be in the running to host a record 11th Super Bowl when the NFL sends out invites on Wednesday for cities to host Super Bowls in 2019 and 2020. After losing out to Minnea… Read More »

European-style boutique hotel planned for Canal Street, website reports

European-style boutique hotel planned for Canal Street, website reports

May 14, 2015 Latest News

Richard A. Webster, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune A vacant building on Canal Street, directly across from the new multi-billion dollar medical complex, could be redeveloped into a boutique hotel, according to the Mid-City Messenger. Developer … Read More »

City wants proposals for Piazza d'Italia redevelopment

City wants proposals for Piazza d'Italia redevelopment

May 13, 2015 Latest News

By: Robin Shannon, Managing Editor A pair of surface parking lots adjacent to the Piazza d’Italia public plaza in the Central Business district is being pegged for new development by the city. In an effort to take better advantage of the … Read More »

New Orleans airport announces non-stops to Dominican Republic

New Orleans airport announces non-stops to Dominican Republic

May 13, 2015 Latest News

By Jed Lipinski, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune New Orleanians will soon be able to travel to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, aboard seasonal non-stop flights organized by tour operator Vacation Express. Flying out of Louisiana Armstrong N… Read More »

Increase in capital boosts HRI Properties' revenue

Increase in capital boosts HRI Properties' revenue

May 11, 2015 Latest News

By Robin Shannon, Managing Editor Editor’s note: This series of profiles looks at the fastest-growing companies in the New Orleans area, revenue-wise, over the past three years. HRI Properties has been able to capitalize on an increasing … Read More »

Canal Street building targeted for hotel catering to hospital complex

Canal Street building targeted for hotel catering to hospital complex

May 8, 2015 Latest News

By Katherine Sayre, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune  A vacant building across from the $2 billion Mid-City hospital complex has been targeted for a new hotel catering to patients and their families. The five-story office building a… Read More »

AOL co-founder Steve Case: New Orleans poised as next 'great startup city'

AOL co-founder Steve Case: New Orleans poised as next 'great startup city'

May 8, 2015 Latest News

By Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune  As New Orleans strives to become the nation's next startup hub, its strongest asset is the intense interest locals have to staying and growing in the city, AOL co-founder Steve Case said … Read More »

State issues insurance warnings regarding short term rentals

State issues insurance warnings regarding short term rentals

May 8, 2015 Latest News

By: Tegan Wendland, Reporter CityBusiness The Louisiana Department of Insurance is warning homeowners and renters of the risks associated with short-term rentals. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon said the recommendations are in respons… Read More »

New Orleans World Trade Center lease up for City Council vote

New Orleans World Trade Center lease up for City Council vote

May 7, 2015 Latest News

By Katherin Sayre, NOLA.com The New Orleans City Council is expected to vote Thursday (May 7) on leasing the former World Trade Center building to developers planning a Four Seasons hotel and condo for the vacant tower.  A 124-page ag… Read More »