Meeting planners know it isn’t hard to attract people to an event taking place in New Orleans. But the appeal of the Crescent City aside, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center offers everything a meeting planner needs to stage a successful event. Extensively renovated in 2006 with further building upgrades totaling $93 million through 2011, the Center features new furnishings, new flooring, an updated look, and facility-wide enhancements to provide a bright and engaging contemporary environment. The facility also boasts:
- Ample meeting space – The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center encompasses 3.1 million square feet including 140 meeting rooms, 12 combinable exhibit halls, 2 ballrooms each exceeding 30,000 square feet, and a 4,000-seat theater.
- Modern technology – Recent upgrades include flat-panel digital video screens in public areas (IRIS); I-Cove stations for internet access; lightning-fast 10G Internet backbone and digital signage and key card access for meeting rooms. With the latest in audio and video production technology, an indoor cellular rf/repeater phone network that is supported by all major carriers, an 800 MHz 2-way radio system, satellite uplinks and downlinks, and more, the Convention Center can meet a meeting planner’s most demanding technological requirements.
- Business center – Either self-service or full-service depending on your needs, our UPS Store offers flexible hours and a complete range of business services, from shipping to high-volume copying to graphic design.
- Fantastic food – Centerplate, our exclusive in-house catering service, creates a full range of menus that meet the high standards of the New Orleans palate. Retail cafés and concession stands are housed within the Convention Center as well.