Magazine Online    The Authority On African-American Conventions, Incentives, & Leisure Travel
Industry Briefs

New Orleans is Built To Host meetings and events.  An authentic and diverse community that welcomes all to meet, gather and be inspired by the cultural richness that exists organically.    The hospitality extended by our community to visitors and the executional excellence provided by the hospitality community to meeting planners is what makes New Orleans Built To Host.

The food unique to New Orleans, the music and culture results in extraordinary experiences and it all happens in a compact, walkable downtown area.

New Orleans is the total meeting package

New Orleans is experiencing transformative investment in the city's hospitality infrastructure.  Cutting-edge meeting facilities, new hotel projects, expanding museums, and a thousand culinary offerings all in a 2-mile downtown area make New Orleans the total meeting package.

The New Orleans Ernest N Morial Convention Center is undergoing a massive $557 million revitalization, enhancing meeting spaces and overall exterior experience.

The recent achievement of LEED Gold certification makes NOENMCC t he largest LEED-certified project in Louisiana, the largest convention center project in the U.S. certified under LEED v4.1 Operations and Maintenance and the first convention center in the world to be awarded initial certification under Anchor LEED v4.1 O+M.

The National WWII Museum completed their final permanent exhibits and opened the Expressions of America Exhibit and the new Liberation Pavilion to wide acclaim in 2023.

The iconic Caesar's Superdome will wrap up a $450 million, 5-year renovation just in time to host Super Bowl 2025 and Caesar's Entertainment, Inc. is investing $435 million to renovate and rebrand Harrah's Casino including a new 340 room hotel tower to open in 2024.

Invaluable Partnership

Meeting and convention customers benefit from long established relationships between New Orleans & Company, The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, and the hospitality community.  The inherently collaborative approach to servicing customers and delivering solutions produces excellence in executing complex meetings and events.   This makes New Orleans Built To Host.  

Memorable Incentives

New Orleans offers a diverse range of experiences for corporate incentive travelers.

City Park is considered one of the largest urban parks in the United States.  Home to The New Orleans Museum of Art, The Louisiana Children's Museum and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

The waters around New Orleans are known for their abundance of fish species and are a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. An offshore chartered fishing trip will foster team bonding and is a great opportunity to enjoy the South Louisiana scenery and indulge in some friendly competition.

Impactful opportunities for groups to support coastal restoration are plentiful with native planting projects and oyster shell recycling efforts. New Orleans serves meaningful and engaging ways corporate teams can make a positive impact on the environment and community.

Discover a welcoming, cultural haven in New Orleans. Where cultural richness blends with outdoor adventures, and high-end amenities to make your corporate incentive travel event truly memorable.


·      Nearly 26,000 hotel rooms in a two-mile downtown area

·      3 million square feet of meeting space

·      25-minute drive from Louis Armstrong International Airport to downtown

·      Complimentary Curated video and photography library to promote your meeting in New Orleans


Stephanie Turner, Sr. Vice President

Convention Sales & Strategies

(877) 393-5836

Meet Brilliantly