News for September 2014

Hotel stays open despite closing 150 rooms for renovation

Hotel stays open despite closing 150 rooms for renovation

September 30, 2014 Latest News

By: Robin Shannon, CityBusiness September 30, 2014By the end of this year, the former W Hotel near the foot of Poydras Street will have a new name and its full allotment of rooms back.The 23-story tower at 333 Poydras St. is in the final stretch of a… Read More »

Renaissance RX Announces 425-Job Biomedical Expansion in New Orleans

Renaissance RX Announces 425-Job Biomedical Expansion in New Orleans

September 30, 2014 Latest News

NEW ORLEANS — Today, LED Secretary Stephen Moret and Renaissance RX founder and CEO Tarun Jolly announced the biomedical company will create at least 425 new direct jobs and make an $8 million capital investment in a new headquarters location … Read More »

Historic 7-story riverfront building considered again for hotel development

Historic 7-story riverfront building considered again for hotel development

September 24, 2014 Latest News

By Katherine Sayre, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune A controversial proposal to turn an historic riverfront building into the French Quarter's first new hotel since 1969 is back in new form, nearly a decade after then-Mayor Ray Nagin vetoed the ori… Read More »

New Orleans tourism advertising efforts moving from summer focus to year-round effort

New Orleans tourism advertising efforts moving from summer focus to year-round effort

September 23, 2014 Latest News

By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Advertising New Orleans to potential visitors once was a mostly summertime pursuit. The idea was that the city is naturally strong as a destination in the cooler months, while summer is slow, a harder sel… Read More »

Local couple plans St. Charles Ave. hotel-condo project

Local couple plans St. Charles Ave. hotel-condo project

September 22, 2014 Latest News

By: Greg LaRose, Editor New Orleans CityBusinessThe downtown site of a former office supply business is where a New Orleans couple wants to build a seven-story hotel and condominium project.Husband and wife Barry and Lorraine Dinvaut acquired the bui… Read More »

RTA Rolls New Bus Service Starting Sunday, September 21

RTA Rolls New Bus Service Starting Sunday, September 21

September 19, 2014 Latest News

For Immediate Release:Effective this Sunday, September 21, 2014, the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will implement improvements to bus service. This expanded and improved bus service will restore bus lines, add new bus service, and improve service … Read More »

New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute 2014-15 class announced

New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute 2014-15 class announced

September 18, 2014 Latest News

[caption id="attachment_16442" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Jackie Sullivan, Mavis Early, Scott Aiges, Todd Tournillion are members of The New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute 2013 Class"][/caption]By NOLA Community Submission The Ne… Read More »

Do you tip your housekeepers when you stay at a hotel?

Do you tip your housekeepers when you stay at a hotel?

September 17, 2014 Latest News

Jim Hanzo Reporting, wwl.comMarriott hotels have announced a new initiative, encouraging hotel guests to tip the housekeepers who clean their rooms, placing envelopes for gratuities in around 160,000 hotel rooms with the name of the person who cleans… Read More »

Top States for Doing Business 2014

Top States for Doing Business 2014

September 16, 2014 Latest News

In “Top States for Doing Business 2014,” its annual survey of national site selectors, Area Development has ranked Louisiana in the Top 10 in multiple categories:#6 Overall Top State for Business#1 Incentive Programs#2 Workforce Developme… Read More »

15 Apartments planned for Howard Ave. building

15 Apartments planned for Howard Ave. building

September 15, 2014 Latest News

By: Robin Shannon, Reporter CityBusinessA project bringing more residential units to the Howard Avenue corridor in the Central Business District is poised to get underway in the coming months.Contractor and developer Beau Baudier has received approva… Read More »