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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 Issues RFQ for Master Developer of Convention Center District Development Project

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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, is soliciting responses from qualified Master Developers to create a Comprehensive Development Plan and Strategy for the approximately 20 acres of the Authority’s overall 47 acre parcel adjacent to the Convention Center in   …Continue Reading


Convention Center Blvd. Traffic Plan for Essence Festival

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The New Orleans Police Department and Louisiana State Police will implement a traffic plan for the upcoming Essence Festival.  Events will be held in the Convention Center from 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. starting Friday, July 5 through Sunday, July 7.  Heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic is expected for the event. The following plan will be   …Continue Reading


House Bill 617 Clears Final Hurdle for Building Convention Center Hotel

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With the passage of House Bill 617, officials with the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center are now poised to move ahead as planned with negotiating a contract to build a new 1,200 room Headquarters Hotel as a centerpiece in the facility’s comprehensive Five Year, $557 million Capital Improvement Plan.  The plan was created   …Continue Reading


New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Celebrates Construction Milestone

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The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – the sixth largest Convention Center in the nation – recently held a “Topping Out” Ceremony to celebrate a milestone in the construction of a $65 million transformation of Convention Center Boulevard, stretching from Poydras Street upriver to Henderson Street. The project, approved in May 2015 by   …Continue Reading


Matthews Southwest Hospitality, LLC and Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Release Initial Design Concept of Planned Convention Center Headquarters Hotel

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New Orleans, LA – Matthews Southwest Hospitality, LLC, a national hospitality industry developer based in Dallas, TX, today released an initial conceptual design of the proposed headquarters hotel that would be attached to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, giving the public a first glimpse at the proposed exterior of the $558 million addition   …Continue Reading


Construction Begins on Convention Center Boulevard

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Construction has begun on the $65 million transformation of Convention Center Boulevard, stretching from Poydras Street upriver to Henderson Street. The project, approved in May 2015 by the New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (Authority), the governing board of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, will connect the expansive Warehouse/Arts District with the Central   …Continue Reading


Work on Convention Center Boulevard Development Begins

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September 6, 2018 We are excited to announce the work to redevelop Convention Center Boulevard has begun. Our staff continues to assess the construction schedule with respect to events to minimize any impact. We assure you each event will get individual attention from the Center staff and we will be reaching out to all our   …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


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