News for July 2014

New Orleans City Council transportation committee cancels Tuesday hearing on car-hiring services such as Uber

New Orleans City Council transportation committee cancels Tuesday hearing on car-hiring services such as Uber

July 21, 2014 Latest News

By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune A hearing scheduled for this week on rules covering how transportation applications such as Uber would operate in New Orleans has been cancelled.The New Orleans City Council's Transportation Committee… Read More »

New Orleans gets a top 10 ranking among world cities in 2014 from Travel + Leisure magazine

New Orleans gets a top 10 ranking among world cities in 2014 from Travel + Leisure magazine

July 16, 2014 Latest News

By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneTravel + Leisure Magazine has named New Orleans one of the world's top 10 cities to visit, adding to a long procession of tourism accolades the city has collected in recent years.New Orleans ranked 10t… Read More »

Le Méridien Reveals Design for New Orleans Hotel

Le Méridien Reveals Design for New Orleans Hotel

July 15, 2014 Latest News

Hotel Business NEW ORLEANS—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. unveiled designs for Le Méridien New Orleans, which will mark the return of the French-born brand to the Crescent City at the end of the year.Formerly the W New Orleans, t… Read More »

City Council approves Warehouse District hotel project

City Council approves Warehouse District hotel project

July 12, 2014 Latest News

Developers agree to lower heightBY JAQUETTA WHITE - theadvocate.comAfter developers agreed at the last minute to reduce the height of a proposed Warehouse District hotel to more nearly comply with the city’s zoning law, the New Orleans City Cou… Read More »

Delgado’s growth spreads through metro area

Delgado’s growth spreads through metro area

July 10, 2014 Latest News

By: Robin Shannon, Reporter CityBusinessWith state, federal and private money coming in, Delgado Community College has fueled a steady growth of facilities at locations outside its main campus near City Park as it continues to rebuild its enrollment … Read More »

The Economist, ranks Louisiana one of the best states in America to operate a small business

The Economist, ranks Louisiana one of the best states in America to operate a small business

July 9, 2014 Latest News

According to a recent article in The Economist, Louisiana ranks as one of the best states in America to operate a small business, meriting a grade of “A.”The ranking is based on a survey by Thumbtack, a a website that matches customers to… Read More »

Carnival Cruise Lines signs 5-year extension with Port of New Orleans

Carnival Cruise Lines signs 5-year extension with Port of New Orleans

July 9, 2014 Latest News

By Jed Lipinski, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneAt least two Carnival Cruise Lines ships will continue sailing out of the Port of New Orleans year-round through 2019, according to a new five-year contract extension between the two entities.The new agre… Read More »

City Council to decide on Warehouse District hotel proposal

City Council to decide on Warehouse District hotel proposal

July 7, 2014 Latest News

Hotel would exceed restrictions in Warehouse DistrictBY JAQUETTA WHITEtheadvocate.comThe New Orleans City Council will be asked to reveal just how much weight it is willing to give to the city’s master plan for development when it considers thi… Read More »