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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


TRAFFIC ADVISORY: CONVENTION CENTER BOULEVARD TO CLOSE MONDAY, AUGUST 26 TO SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

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Convention Center Boulevard, from Julia Street to lake-bound Calliope Street will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at dawn on Monday, August 26 until dusk on Sunday, September 1, to accommodate Entergy’s relocation of existing utility poles.  Motorists are encouraged to take other routes into and out of the Central Business District during this period.   …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


Notice of Convention Center Boulevard Lane Change

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Beginning Saturday, September 29, traffic on Convention Center Boulevard will be re-routed to the river-side, with one lane in each direction


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


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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