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New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Issues Call to Artists for Pedestrian Park Art Installations

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In partnership with Arts Council New Orleans, the commission will activate the public space at critical nodes along Convention Center Boulevard. Deadline is Friday, March 18th The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in partnership with The Arts Council New Orleans, has issued  a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to artists and design teams to   …Continue Reading


Convention Center Boulevard Reopens

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The entire new roadway of Convention Center Boulevard, from Poydras to Henderson Streets has reopened in time for the new year after Entergy finished the installation of new power poles. Originally, the boulevard was scheduled to be closed to vehicular traffic until Tuesday, December 31. The improved boulevard features one lane in each direction with   …Continue Reading


Three Development Teams Selected to Participate in Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Master Development RFP Process

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A select team of senior staff and consultants from the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center have recommended three highly-qualified development teams for participation in the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Request for Proposal (RFP) process, as the Authority moves toward development of a 39-acre mixed-use development project that will complement   …Continue Reading


Convention Center Authority Receives Responses to RFQ for Master Developer

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The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (Authority), the governing board of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, received five responses to a Request for Qualifications to identify a Master Developer for its planned mixed-use, upriver development. A nationwide Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was issued in September, 2019. The five qualified   …Continue Reading


Convention Center Authority To Hold Public Meeting On Planned Headquarters Hotel Project

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Authority Obtains Significant Concessions from Hotel Developer to Benefit of City and State The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Exhibition Hall Authority (“Authority”) will hold a Public Meeting on Monday, October 21st to solicit public comment on its plans to develop a 1,200 room hotel attached to the Convention Center.  The meeting will be held beginning at 6   …Continue Reading


First-Ever Comprehensive Convention Center Transportation Center Opens To Rave Reviews

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NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center opened its new Transportation Center for buses, shuttles, taxis and ride shares to rave reviews. The Convention Center made a significant investment to improve public safety and convenience of residents, local commuters and event attendees by eliminating shuttles, taxis and ride-shares on the boulevard   …Continue Reading


Convention Center Authority Extends Deadline for Responses to RFQ for Master Developer to October 18th

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Due to strong interest from both the local and national development community, the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (Authority) has extended the deadline for the initial response to its selection process to find a qualified developer for its development upriver.  Request for Qualifications (RFQ) responses will now be due on October 18th.   …Continue Reading


Ernest N. Morial Exhibition Hall Authority Receives Independent Analysis of Proposed Convention Center Hotel Project

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The Ernest N. Morial Exhibition Hall Authority (“the Authority”) was presented an analysis today, during their August meeting that is the first formal step in negotiating in earnest with the selected developer of the proposed 1,200 room hotel attached to the Convention Center. The report by nationally respected HVS Convention, Sports, and Entertainment Consulting (“HVS”)   …Continue Reading


Convention Center Hotel Economic Benefits to be Presented at Board Meeting

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Draft findings by the consultant retained by the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority to study the economic benefits of the proposed Convention Center Hotel and related mixed-use development project will be presented at the Authority’s August Board Meeting.  This is the first formal step to begin earnest negotiations with the selected hotel   …Continue Reading


Exhibition Hall Authority Board Adopts Five-Year Convention Center Capital Improvement Plan

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The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (“the Authority”) adopted a $557 million five-year capital improvement plan that includes renovations of the 34-year old Morial Convention Center (“Center”), as well as lays the foundation for development of new facilities that include a Convention Center Headquarters Hotel with a physical connection to the Center.   …Continue Reading


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