News for April 2012

Expanded no-smoking zones passed by House

Expanded no-smoking zones passed by House

April 17, 2012 Latest News

April 17, 2012By Ed Anderson, The Times PicayuneBATON ROUGE -- Smoking would be banned within 25 feet of handicapped ramps and entrances to public and private buildings where smoking is already outlawed inside, the House said Monday. Representativ… Read More »

Proposal for New Orleans hospitality district with taxing authority to be discussed

Proposal for New Orleans hospitality district with taxing authority to be discussed

April 16, 2012 Latest News

French Quarter Management to hold meeting...April 16, 2012By Bruce Eggler, The Times PicayuneThe board of the French Quarter Management District, a 5-year-old state agency, will hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss several bills in the Legislatu… Read More »

Drury Inn to build 60 new suites

Drury Inn to build 60 new suites

April 11, 2012 Latest News

"...Construction permit for $4 million filed last week..."April 10th, 2012by Maria Clark, New Media SpecialistThe Drury Inn on Poydras Street will expand, adding an additional 60 suites on the property that’s now used as its parking lot.Const… Read More »

Hotels already booked ahead of 2013 Super Bowl

Hotels already booked ahead of 2013 Super Bowl

April 11, 2012 Latest News

"Hotels and restaurants to be the big winners."Wednesday, April 11, 2012BY: Richard A. Webster, CityBusinessThe NCAA Men’s Final Four was, by all accounts, a huge success for New Orleans.But compared to the Super Bowl, it was just a warm-up act… Read More »

La. Office of Tourism does not want to foot entire bill for Super Bowl XLVII

La. Office of Tourism does not want to foot entire bill for Super Bowl XLVII

April 10, 2012 Latest News

"It's costing the state $6 million to host the big game..."wwltv.com Posted on April 10, 2012 at 6:48 AM NEW ORLEANS - Super Bowl XLVII will take place in the Superdome in 2013, but there's a battle over who should foot the bill.It's co… Read More »

Luxury Corporate Retreats Are Back

Luxury Corporate Retreats Are Back

April 10, 2012 Latest News

April 10, 2012ehotelier.comGet ready for some teambuilding and brainstorming-corporate group travel is heating up again as companies (long skittish about the stigma known as the "AIG effect") are slowly resuming retreats and conventions in luxu… Read More »

French Quarter Noise Ordinance (Loudspeaker Ordinance) Passes

French Quarter Noise Ordinance (Loudspeaker Ordinance) Passes

April 6, 2012 Latest News

Just in from Councilmember Palmer's office, here is the ordinance as amended and passed.LoudspeakerPlacementOrdinance28976 as amended & adopted- redline[4.5.12]… Read More »

Council tries new tack on Quarter noise

Council tries new tack on Quarter noise

April 4, 2012 Latest News

"An acquitted case leads the City Council to define the rules more."April 4, 2012Michelle Krupa, The Times PicayuneThe latest battle in the decades-long war over noise in the French Quarter has nothing to do with volume -- at least not explicitly. Un… Read More »

Rides to get less bumpy in the Quarter

Rides to get less bumpy in the Quarter

April 3, 2012 Latest News

"...be prepared for disruptions..."April 3, 2012By Frank Donze, The Times PicayuneRepairs for eight French Quarter streets are among the highlights of a $90 million program that will allocate federal dollars for improvements to roadways and sidewalks… Read More »

Kentucky gets the trophy, New Orleans gets the gold

Kentucky gets the trophy, New Orleans gets the gold

April 3, 2012 Latest News

"Final Four had a huge impact on tourism"April 3, 2012Chris Miller, WWL newsThe Kentucky Wildcats are going home with the trophy, while New Orleans counts its money! Local tourism leaders say they could not be happier with the recently-concluded NCA… Read More »