Economic Development

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...

Cantrell blasts subsidies sought for proposed Convention Center hotel; center leader urges patience

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

August 14, 2018

In the opening salvo in what could become a lengthy negotiation over whether the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center moves...

Watchdog report asks Convention Center to slow down $557 million hotel project

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

July 20, 2018

A $557 million hotel proposed for the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center needs a thorough evaluation of the project’s...

Take a close look at $330M sweetener for convention center hotel, watchdog says

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

July 19, 2018

A local government watchdog group is urging officials to take a more critical look at a request for hundreds of...

Proposed tax breaks raise questions as bid to build hotel near Morial center continues

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

June 17, 2018

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center officials are back at the negotiating table, hoping to finally realize their dream of building a...

BGR Releases Public Contributions to Convention Center Hotel Demand Scrutiny

July 19, 2018

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases Public Contributions to Convention Center Hotel Demand Scrutiny. The report provides an analytical framework...