News for November 2015

Baronne Inn and Suites to Become Farfield Inn and Suites After Reno

Baronne Inn and Suites to Become Farfield Inn and Suites After Reno

November 30, 2015 Latest News

SHELTON, CT—New Castle Hotels & Resorts has closed the Baronne Inn and Suites in downtown New Orleans ahead of a $10-million, eight-month total transformation to convert the historic building to a Fairfield Inn and Suites. The hotel expects to … Read More »

New Orleans hotel group helps students with career paths

New Orleans hotel group helps students with career paths

November 24, 2015 Latest News

By: CityBusiness staff reports The Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association Hospitality Education Foundation is donating $25,000 to the University of New Orleans’ Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Foundation to support students pursu… Read More »

Airbnb's pledge to play nice in New Orleans could clash with its business model

Airbnb's pledge to play nice in New Orleans could clash with its business model

November 23, 2015 Latest News

By Robert McClendon, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The question was blunt: Why does Airbnb continue to list New Orleans short-term rentals on its website if the company knows the practice is illegal in the city? All eyes in the small audit… Read More »

Allegiant Air adding New Orleans-Pittsburgh flight in February

Allegiant Air adding New Orleans-Pittsburgh flight in February

November 20, 2015 Latest News

By Katherine Sayre, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Allegiant Air will add nonstop service between New Orleans and Pittsburgh in February, a move that will bring Louis Armstrong International Airport's list of direct destinations to 50… Read More »

New CBD hotel development up for HDLC review

New CBD hotel development up for HDLC review

November 19, 2015 Latest News

Plans for two new hotel developments in the Central Business District are up for review by an architectural review committee for the Historic District Landmarks Commission. The committee on Tuesday will discuss a plan to build a new five-story Mox… Read More »

French Quarter groups file suit to block high-rise hotel in 100 block of Royal Street

French Quarter groups file suit to block high-rise hotel in 100 block of Royal Street

November 19, 2015 Latest News

BY JEFF ADELSON The Advocate An array of French Quarter and preservationist groups is calling on the courts to reverse the City Council’s preliminary approval of a 190-foot-tall hotel and condominium development near Royal and Iberville… Read More »

Pontchartrain Expressway lane reconfiguration goes into effect Tuesday morning

Pontchartrain Expressway lane reconfiguration goes into effect Tuesday morning

November 17, 2015 Latest News

By Diana Samuels, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The westbound portion of U.S. 90B/Pontchartrain Expressway near the Mercedes-Benz Superdome went back to being three lanes Tuesday morning (Nov. 17). The reconfiguration, re-striping the express… Read More »

In push for legalization, Airbnb releases New Orleans data for the first time

In push for legalization, Airbnb releases New Orleans data for the first time

November 17, 2015 Latest News

By Robert McClendon, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune After operating for six years in the bustling black market of New Orleans short-term rentals, online listing behemoth Airbnb is for the first time using its own data to paint a prof… Read More »

Marriott buys rival hotel chain Starwood for $12.2 billion

Marriott buys rival hotel chain Starwood for $12.2 billion

November 16, 2015 Latest News

By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Marriott International is buying rival hotel chain Starwood for $12.2 billion in a deal that will secure its position as the world's largest hotelier. The stock-and-cash deal, if compl… Read More »

Short-term rentals focus of University of New Orleans panel discussion

Short-term rentals focus of University of New Orleans panel discussion

November 16, 2015 Latest News

By NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The Urban Conservancy will bring together a representative from Airbnb and  planning experts to discuss the future of short term rentals during a public forum at the University of New Orleans. Moderato… Read More »

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