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New Orleans, LA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 150
Total Sleeping Rooms 26,335
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 1,622
Committable Meeting Rooms* 173
Convention Center Space 1,670,827 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 1,100,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 127,634 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $148
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $64
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $129
*Maximum for a single hotel

Meeting Planning in New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Morial Convention Center

Located in the heart of the culturally vibrant Warehouse District just one mile from the French Quarter, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is the 6th largest convention center in the country. After $60 million in restoration work and several million more in renovation upgrades, the center boasts over 3.1 million square feet of enclosed space. Its expansive facilities include 1.1 million square feet of continuous exhibit space, 140 meeting rooms totaling 232,827 square feet, two luxurious ballrooms, one at 36,000 square feet and one at 60,000 square feet, and a 4,032-seat auditorium acoustically divisible into three separate sections. Completely handicapped-accessible, the center has ramps and elevators to access all event areas. The Morial Center provides cutting-edge technology that includes the latest lighting, video, and audio production technology, a dual-system indoor cellular phone network, an 800-Mhz two-way radio system, high-speed Internet access, Wi-Fi in public areas, wireless phone rentals, satellite link, video conferencing, video streaming, and webcasting ability.

In a city where anything less than fabulous food is unacceptable, Morial Convention Center has set unrivaled culinary standards in its industry as one of the top two convention centers in the category of “Good Food Served”. Guests to the center enjoy a wide range of dining choices without leaving the building, whether it's red fish for one, jambalaya for 10, or crawfish etouffee for 10,000. In addition to catered event meals, dining venues range from the elegant Ma Maison to the convenience of delicious food court selections from around the world.

Paired with New Orleans' popular destination appeal, the Morial Convention Center's spaciousness, flexibility, and service continues to sustain the Crescent City's national leadership status, with the facility consistently ranking in the top 10 for hosting the most national conventions and tradeshows.

Mercedes-Benz Superdome an SMG Managed Facility

Continuous enhancements and upgrades make this facility one of the finest domed stadiums in the world. Offering more than 162,000 square feet of column-free main floor space and the ability to seat over 73,000 people, the Superdome is a premier facility that excels in hosting a wide array of events including private or public concerts, special events, general sessions, banquets, convention tradeshows, and sporting events. Home to Super Bowl games, Final Four tournaments, the Sugar Bowl, Rolling Stones concerts, and Microsoft extravaganzas, the colorful legacy of the Superdome entices an incredible variety of programming.

New Orleans, LA Meeting Venue Spotlight

New Orleans & Company

The experienced Convention Services team at the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau can help you schedule your next meeting at one of the city's dedicated, world-class convention facilities including the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Smoothie King Center, John A. Alario Sr. Event Center, Pontchartrain Center, or the Keifer UNO Lakefront Arena. For a more unique setting, the city has more than 100 hotels and boutique venues in the French Quarter.

The Convention Services team also serves as a booking agent for the Morial Convention Center and will be happy to arrange personalized site inspections of any facilities of interest to your company, as well as a customized bid presentation or proposal for the company decision makers.

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