New Orleans & Company

CVB
Hotels263
Convention center92,903 sq. m
Guest Rooms37,100
Guest rooms at 1 hotel1,400 guest rooms
Special event venues110
Average room rate
Restaurants1,500
Daily food cost$75.00
Occupancy rate
Tax rate9%

New Orleans & Company

CVB

You're in Good Company

A timeless city with a unique way of life, New Orleans is a journey and a celebration. Steeped in European traditions and Caribbean influences, the Big Easy calls curious minds to sweet sounds and savory aromas fueled by three hundred years of history. From the moment you arrive New Orleans will beckon your ears, allure your eyes and enchant your heart. The city of New Orleans is centrally located with a walkable downtown and world class convention facilities. This year, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center began a $60 million linear park development along Convention Center Boulevard that will include dining, entertainment, retail and people movers. This is the first step of the Convention Center District Development Project which will revitalize 47 acres of land upriver from the Center. The Convention Center is one of the largest, most technically advanced meeting venues in the country, boasting more than one million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, a 4,000-seat conference auditorium, 12 separate or combinable halls, 140 individual meeting rooms and two ballrooms. Our renovated hotel spaces offer the latest technology and display the newest trends in interior design, providing quality service and first-rate settings to conduct private meetings. New Orleans has more than 200 world-class hotels introducing new and improved meeting space annually, providing the perfect avenue for a successful meeting. Exhibit in New Orleans and laissez les bons temps rouler – let the good times roll. Your attendees will thank you.

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Getting Here

Its central location makes New Orleans easily accessible from many domestic and international locations, plus, a walkable footprint and award-winning convention facilities make the city a client favorite for ease of planning as well as overall experience. Once you’re here, if you’re staying in the French Quarter, Downtown or in the Arts/Warehouse District, you may never need to hire transportation of any kind - you may be able to walk to all your destinations. Still, New Orleans’ streetcar system is a charming way to explore the city, and you can easily rent bikes, hop a bus, take a ferry, or call a pedicab, a taxi or a limo service whenever you need to. Plus, you'll be able to access all the diverse neighborhoods New Orleans has to offer.

Distance from airport

  • Louis Armstrong International Airport

    17.7 km from city center

Nearby


Local Attractions

Plantations

Historical landmark
The Antebellum south comes to life at the many plantations that line the Mississippi River, a throwback to the state’s agrarian past. Located as close as an hour outside of New Orleans, you can tour these stately mansions and hear stories from all perspectives, from the local families that built and owned them to first person narratives that give a voice to the enslaved people who lived in Louisiana.

Frenchmen Street

Nightlife
Frenchmen -- crowded, buzzing and vibrant -- might just be the most consistently musical stretch of asphalt in New Orleans. Its venues offer an array of live performances ranging from traditional jazz to blues to reggae and rock and are, themselves, famous, attracting audiences from all over the world. After all that music and dancing, you’ll find a number of late-night eateries that are open along Frenchmen Street and in the adjacent Faubourg Marigny neighborhood.
New Orleans, LA, US 70116

Theatre

Recreation
New Orleans is home to theater companies big and small all offering an array of choices all year long. Booming with personality, it’s only natural that New Orleans would have theaters whose architecture is a show itself. Stop by one of these gorgeous venues to see any variety of shows from musical to stand-up. Here is where the curtain goes up.
New Orleans, LA, US

Smoothie King Center

Recreation
The Smoothie King Center has taken its place as the number one entertainment and sports venue in the region. Home of the New Orleans Pelicans and adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Smoothie King Center hosts some of the largest concerts and events in the city.
1501 Dave Dixon Dr
New Orleans, LA, US 70113

New Orleans Architecture

Recreation
Take a tour of the city with a focus on its diverse architecture. Every neighborhood is a living architectural museum with homes and buildings that combine classical styles with New Orleans whimsy. Highly influenced by French and Spanish styles, New Orleans is a display of years of architectural culture and history.
New Orleans, LA, US

Riverwalk/Spanish Plaza

Shopping
Connected to the Convention Center and home to more than 75 restaurants and retailers, the Riverwalk is a great way to spend an afternoon before or after visiting the French Quarter. Next to the shopping center is the Spanish Plaza, dedicated to the city by Spain in 1976 as a remembrance of their historical past and as a pledge of fraternity in the future. A massive fountain stands at its center, surrounded by the seals of the provinces of Spain.
500 Port of New Orleans Pl.
New Orleans, LA, US 70130

Museums

Museum
Learn the stories behind Mardi Gras Indian costumes and culture, immerse yourself in the largest collection of Southern Art and walk in the footsteps of America's Greatest Generation at the world-famous World War II Museum - in New Orleans, you'll find endless places to explore and learn.
New Orleans, LA, US

Magazine Street

Shopping
Stretching six miles parallel to the Mississippi River from Canal Street to Audubon Park, Magazine Street travels from the Central Business District and the Warehouse Arts District through the Garden District and Uptown. Clusters of shops are interspersed with charming homes, and a mix of renovated warehouses and shops selling housewares, pottery, period furniture, clothing, books, glass, toys, china, soaps and jewelry. Magazine Street is the ideal spot for a leisurely walk-about, with plenty of coffee shops, cafes and restaurants to provide a pit stop and refreshment to the tired shopper.
New Orleans, LA, US

Convention Centers

  • New Orleans Morial Convention Center

    Events held in New Orleans just aren’t the same as events held in other cities. With 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, New Orleans Morial Convention Center is the sixth largest convention facility in the nation.

  • The Pontchartrain Center an SMG Managed Facility

    Conveniently located just minutes from Louis Armstrong International Airport and close to more than 6,000 hotel rooms, The Pontchartrain Center an SMG Managed Facility is also a mere 15 minutes from the legendary New Orleans French Quarter.

  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome an SMG Managed Facility

    Located less than a mile from the Mississippi River and the French Quarter, the versatility of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome allows the facility to successfully serve as host site to Conventions and General Sessions, Trade Shows/Exhibits etc.

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High season
Jan 1 – Jun 30
Oct 1 – Nov 30
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Low season
Jul 1 – Sep 30
Dec 1 – Dec 31

Additional Information

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau is now New Orleans & Company. At the core of this new brand is the unwavering belief that New Orleans’ culture is its greatest strength and that it is the people of New Orleans who create that culture. As New Orleans celebrates its tricentennial, the city continues to deliver world-class events of all sizes. Its central location makes New Orleans easily accessible from many domestic and international locations, plus, a walkable footprint and award-winning convention facilities make the city a client favorite for ease of planning as well as overall experience. Always an authentic destination, the unique blend of French, Spanish, Caribbean and African cultural influences in the architecture, food, people and music deliver a one-of-a-kind spirit of creativity. With more than 1,500 restaurants, the city offers one of the most incredible – and diverse – concentrations of exceptional dining in the world. Come enjoy the charm and New Orleans and let our way of life inspire your way of work!