BGR in the News

BGR: Convention Center consultant for hotel project underestimates value of proposed public contributions; Convention Center reacts

By Sabrina Wilson

Source: FOX 8

September 13, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -The Bureau of Governmental Research, a watchdog group released an open-letter it sent to the New...

Watchdog group questions consultant’s analysis of Convention Center hotel project

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

September 13, 2018

A local government watchdog offered a detailed rebuttal to arguments that it’s necessary for developers of a $558 million...

Investment or giveaway? Despite rosy projections, some question New Orleans Convention Center’s hotel proposal

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

September 2, 2018

It’s a $156 million difference of opinion. That’s the gap between two estimates of the public subsidies involved in...

Convention Center officials stress hotel proposal’s economic impact

By Kevin Litten

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

August 23, 2018

Convention Center officials on Wednesday (Aug. 22) released an economic impact study that showed a proposed 1,200-room Convention Center...

Proposed New Orleans convention center hotel would bring in $282M a year, consultant says

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

August 23, 2018

Hoping to counteract mounting criticism over plans to build a publicly subsidized 1,200-room hotel, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center officials...

Proponents say Convention Center hotel would generate millions; residents outraged over funding

By Katherine Mozzone

Source: FOX 8

August 23, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) – Residents packed the Convention Center board meeting Wednesday (Aug. 22) to voice their opinions...

Convention Center leaders making case for new hotel

By Rob Krieger

Source: FOX 8

August 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) – Leaders from the Convention Center are set to make their case for a proposed...

Editorial: A very big ‘ask’ for a Convention Center hotel

By Gambit Editorial Staff

Source: Gambit

August 17, 2018

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Board would really like to build a hotel attached to the Convention Center...

Mayor Cantrell opposes 1,200-room Convention Center hotel proposal

By Kevin Litten

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

August 15, 2018

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is voicing opposition to a proposal to build a 1,200-room hotel attached to the Ernest N....

Mayor Cantrell asks Convention Center Board to defer on publicly funded hotel project

By Rob Masson

Source: FOX 8

August 14, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) – Mayor Latoya Cantrell is asking the Convention Center board to “defer all action” on a...