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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


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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


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


New Orleans city planners open to idea of high-rise hotel upriver from Convention Center

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Ernest N. Morial Convention Center officials reached a preliminary agreement Tuesday with New Orleans city planners that could help clear the way for a 1,200-room hotel to be built as part of a proposed $1.5 billion development project on land the facility owns. Read more at the New Orleans Advocate: http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/business/article_bef19a8c-a5fe-11e6-88b7-933c212992a7.html


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