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What Makes New Orleans Built to Host

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New Orleans is welcoming all to gather and be inspired. The food, the music, and the authentic nature of the community unique to New Orleans results in extraordinary experiences that all happen in a compact, walkable downtown area. Meeting and convention customers benefit from long established relationships between New Orleans & Company, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, and the greater hospitality community. The warmth extended to visitors by our diverse community and the executional excellence provided by our hospitality collective is what produces successful and memorable gatherings. This inherently collaborative approach to servicing visitors and delivering solutions makes New Orleans Built To Host.

Premier Meeting Destination

The transformative investment in the city’s hospitality infrastructure results in cutting-edge meeting facilities, new hotel projects to enhance the nearly 26,000 existing sleeping rooms, expanding museums, and a thousand culinary offerings all within a 2.5-mile, walkable downtown area. The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is a 25-minute drive from downtown making getting in and getting out easy.

The cultural richness of New Orleans lends it to truly memorable trips. Visitors will enjoy a diverse range of indoor and outdoor experiences like visiting the National WWII Museum or enjoying nature in the 1300-acre New Orleans City Park, just 12 minutes from downtown. New Orleans also serves meaningful and active ways guests can make a positive impact on the environment and community. Opportunities to support coastal restoration are plentiful with native planting projects and oyster shell recycling efforts through the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.

Walkability, world-class hotels & venues, a history of innovation and a welcoming culture… all these reasons and more are why New Orleans is the ideal destination for meetings.

Cutting-edge Meeting Facilities

The impressive 3-million-square-foot LEED-Gold certified New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (NOENMCC) continues forging ahead with its ambitious $557 million improvement plan, including interior modernizations and a complete makeover of its exterior experience. Renovations are underway in lobbies, 140 meeting rooms and pre-function areas with upcoming enhancements planned for entrances. An energy-efficient 1.9 million square foot roof is set for full installation by mid-2024.

The Convention Center and River District Neighborhood Investors recently broke ground on the River District—a dynamic mixed-use development spanning 39 acres of prime riverfront land next to The Center that will include new dining, retail, entertainment options and 900 mixed-income housing units of which 450 will be affordable and workforce housing units offering benefits to both visitors and locals. The project has been hailed as a generational opportunity to activate undeveloped urban riverfront land as a transformative asset for the New Orleans region and the state of Louisiana.

Partner with New Orleans & Company to book your Next Meeting

From Convention Sales & Services to Group Marketing and Attendance Building, our teams are experienced, knowledgeable & dedicated. We’ll be your one-stop-shop of invaluable partnership through all phases of planning. New Orleans & Company team members will be by your side from the moment you contact us until your last delegate leaves.

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