Convention Center District Development


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

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:

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