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New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center-Funded New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute Welcomes Inaugural Class

Twenty-one students of the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) began their education on January 7 as the school kicked off its first set of classes. The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Exhibition Hall Authority purchased the 90,000-square-foot building for $12 million and leased the property back to NOCHI. The newly opened… Read More about New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center-Funded New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute Welcomes Inaugural Class

New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Maintains AA+ Bond Rating

Solid financial strength allowed the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (“the Authority”) to maintain its AA+ bond rating from Fitch Ratings. Fitch also noted that the Authority’s special tax bonds have a “stable outlook.”  The Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services including credit ratings that provide valuable insights… Read More about New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Maintains AA+ Bond Rating

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Announces Hire of New Vice President of Operations

After a nationwide search, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has named Adam Straight as Vice President of Operations. In this capacity, Straight will be tasked with the oversight of plans and strategies for Convention Center event operations. Departments reporting to Adam will include Production Services, Food and Beverage, Public Safety, Environmental Services… Read More about New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Announces Hire of New Vice President of Operations

“Son of a Saint” Organization Receives More Than $5,000 from Fundraiser Held at NOLA Christmas Fest

The local nonprofit organization “Son of a Saint” was awarded a check for $5,164 as the result of a successful fundraiser during NOLA ChristmasFest. Attendees of the 12-day NOLA ChristmasFest were given the opportunity to make a $5 donation benefitting Son of a Saint. Donators were then entered into a raffle for a 3-night, all-inclusive… Read More about “Son of a Saint” Organization Receives More Than $5,000 from Fundraiser Held at NOLA Christmas Fest

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Convention Center Boulevard Temporary Closure

TRAFFIC ADVISORY Convention Center Boulevard To Close Monday, January 14th from 5:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Convention Center Boulevard, from Julia Street to Henderson Street will be closed to vehicular traffic, Monday, January 14th from 5:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to accommodate a Presidential visit. Motorist are encouraged to take other routes into and out of… Read More about TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Convention Center Boulevard Temporary Closure

New “Streetcar Bar” Christened at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

A new attraction of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Streetcar Bar was officially christened Wednesday evening during a preview party for NOLA Christmas Fest, which runs December 20 through 31 at the Convention Center. The Streetcar Bar is a three-quarter sized replica of the internationally recognized streetcars of New Orleans. This… Read More about New “Streetcar Bar” Christened at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Names Maria Joe as Event Manager

Maria Joe has been named Event Manager at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center  – the sixth largest convention center in the nation. In her new capacity, she will be responsible for managing all aspects of the event planning process. As a liaison between the Center and clients, she will guide clients through… Read More about New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Names Maria Joe as Event Manager

November 20th 2018 – Convention Center Traffic Advisory

Monday, November 26th, through approximately mid-January, Calliope Street river bound will be tapered down to one lane between South Peters and Convention Center Boulevard, which is expected to cause additional congestion.  Calliope Street river bound will remain open; however, motorists are advised to remain aware of the directional signs and consider alternate routes. Motorists, visitors and… Read More about November 20th 2018 – Convention Center Traffic Advisory

November 13th, 2018 – Convention Center Traffic Advisory

This weekend, the Convention Center will host a number of events. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and pay close attention to directional signs for the best access to parking.  Over 35,000 people will be attending various events beginning Thursday, November 15 through Sunday, November 18.  The Convention Center is taking special measures to expedite… Read More about November 13th, 2018 – Convention Center Traffic Advisory

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

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… Read More about 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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