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New Orleans is well known for hosting logistically complex conventions, meetings and events like The Super Bowl and Final Four.  They're also known to execute with excellence.  This experience and is what makes New Orleans Built To Host.  

The commitment to being a premier meetings destination is evident across the city as new developments are completed. New Orleans' 2-mile downtown area boasts nearly 26,000 hotels rooms.  Recent hotel projects such as The Four Seasons Hotel + Residences, an expansion at The Kimpton Hotel Fontenot and complete remodel, expansion, and rebranding of the Harrah's hotel to Caesar's is underway and demonstrates the interest of global, luxury and lifestyle brands in New Orleans.  

Cultural attractions such as Vue Orleans Observatory and a $400 million expansion of the National WWII Museum provide more offerings to attendees looking for a meaningful experience outside of the meeting room.  

Two blocks from the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center on the Mississippi River, the Audubon Aquarium of Americas is under a $34 million renovation to the entrance and lobby along with the addition of 17,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Butterfly Garden, and I nsectarium.  

Ernest N Morial New Orleans Convention Center  

$557 million dollar revivifications are underway at the Ernest N Morial New Orleans Convention Center upscaling 140 meeting rooms and the entire exterior experience.  

A Pedestrian Park offers 7.5 acres of lush green space featuring interactive water elements, live event spaces, public art and shaded gathering places adjacent to a centrally located transportation hub.  

In addition to The Center's physical changes, the recent Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification evinces a commitment to sustainable practices.    

The People Make New Orleans Built To Host  

Cultural richness, unmatched cuisine, and world-class live entertainment aside, when you plan a meeting in New Orleans expect dedicated, seasoned hospitality professionals with a customer focused perspective committed to providing the absolute best meeting experience.     

The committed hospitality community along with the integrated sales, services and marketing approach at New Orleans & Company has transformed how a destination partners with meeting and event strategists. 

The convention services team is your trusted resource for site planning, purposeful community service events, transportation and so much more.  The group marketing team offers customizable marketing tools to generate excitement around your event and drive attendance.  

The New Orleans & Company team aligns with the customer, not just to achieve meeting goals, but exceed them.  When you work with New Orleans & Company, you gain an invaluable partnership, not to mention a suite of complimentary planning and marketing tools.    

From the moment you land at the state-of-the art Louis Armstrong International airport, you know that you have arrived at a first-class meeting destination.  Meetings in New Orleans are about human connection, connection to community, productivity, education and building bridges into the future.   Explore the endless opportunities for your next meeting in New Orleans.  A meeting destination Built To Host.  

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