New Orleans & Company

Convention center92,903 sq. m
Guest rooms37,100
Guest rooms at one hotel1,400 guest rooms
Special event venues110
Average room rate
Daily food cost$75.00
Occupancy rate
Tax rate9%

New Orleans & Company


We know all how meeting success stories start.

Imagine meeting in a city where cultures collide in a brilliant explosion of flavors, emotions, and sounds. New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, home to Creole cuisine and rich with history and culture. It is centrally located with a walkable downtown and world class convention facilities. This year, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center underwent a $52 million dollar renovation with the addition of a new entryway and the Great Hall, a 60,000 square foot space, and the largest ballroom in New Orleans. 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 an 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

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 of 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


Local Attractions


Historical landmark
Take a tour of some of the state's massive historical plantations to see breathtaking architecture and learn about the Southern past.

Degas House Museum, Studio, Courtyard and Historic Inn

Degas created 18 paintings and five letters here, circa 1872. Celebrate your classic New Orleans wedding/event in this landmark venue. Romantic French courtyard. Plantation house setting. Bed and breakfast. Bridal suite. Wedding reception, corporate function. Museum. Guided Tours. Bus parking.
2306 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans, LA, US 70119


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.
New Orleans, LA, US

Canal Street Ferry

Take the Canal Street Ferry from the foot of Canal Street across the Mississippi to Algiers Point where you can walk the neighborhood after taking in a nice view of the river.
New Orleans, LA, US

New Orleans Architecture

Take a tour of the city with a focus on its diverse architecture. Highly influenced by French and Spanish styles, New Orleans is a display of years of architectural culture and history.
New Orleans, LA, US

Frenchman Street

Enjoy an evening of delicious food and even better music on the lively Frenchman Street, sometimes referred to as “the locals’ Bourbon Street.”
New Orleans, LA, US 70116

Louisiana State Museum

Showcasing the unique history and traditions of New Orleans, the Louisiana State Museum includes landmark properties the Cabildo, Presbytere, Old U.S. Mint, Madame John's Legacy and 1850 House. Venues also available for special events.
New Orleans, LA, US

Smoothie King Center

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

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.



High season
Jan 1 – Jun 30
Oct 1 – Nov 30
Shoulder season
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!