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2015 AVP New Orleans…

May 22 - 24, 2015
The AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour will make its return to New Orleans this… more

48th Annual Gonzales…

May 22 - 22, 2015
The festival features World Champion Jambalaya served daily, live music and… more

Edgar Degas: The…

May 22 - 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

May 22 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

ETCHYNPÜFE Group Show…

May 22 - 31, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is excited to host ETCHYNPÜFE, a group show… more

FOUR VOICES at the…

May 22 - 24, 2015
The Garden District Gallery is pleased to present FOUR VOICES featuring… more

Greek Festival

May 22 - 24, 2015
Every year descendents of one of the Western world's oldest cultures celebrate… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

May 22 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Le Petit Theatre…

May 22 - 23, 2015
This classic Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical traces the lives of… more

NORDC Movies in the…

May 22 - 22, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of "The Boxtrolls" at… more

Purchased Lives: New…

May 22 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Tennessee Williams:…

May 22 - 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Irish House…

May 22 - 22, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for Ruby Ross. more

The New Orleans Wine…

May 22 - 23, 2015
The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience is one of the premiere events in… more

48th Annual Gonzales…

May 23 - 23, 2015
The festival features World Champion Jambalaya served daily, live music and… more

Freret Street Publiq…

May 23 - 23, 2015
Join us for live music with Big Deal Burlesque.   more

Neighborhood Pet…

May 23 - 23, 2015
 Neighborhood Pet Adoption & Bake Sale, sponsored by the Louisiana… more

Saturday Farmers…

May 23 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

The Irish House…

May 23 - 23, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for Patrick Cooper. more

48th Annual Gonzales…

May 24 - 24, 2015
The festival features World Champion Jambalaya served daily, live music and… more

2015 AVP New Orleans…

May 22 - 24, 2015
The AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour will make its return to New Orleans this… more

Hyatt Place New Orleans/Convention Center Celebrates Official Opening of Newly Renovated Hotel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Jamie Zimmerman
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
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Hyatt Place New Orleans/Convention Center Celebrates Official Opening of Newly Renovated Hotel

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Hyatt Place New Orleans/Convention Center is happy to announce the official opening of the downtown property. The hotel is centrally located, in the Warehouse District, steps away from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and within walking distance of the city's main attractions, like the French Quarter and Mercedes Benz Superdome.

"This is the first Hyatt Place that's opened in the New Orleans area and we're excited to be a part of it," said Tony Welch, general manager of Hyatt Place New Orleans/Convention Center. "This hotel was designed for a lifestyle, not a demographic, and as a result, we believe that conventioneers, families and leisure travelers will appreciate the open, intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food and beverage availability."

Hyatt Place New Orleans/Convention Center offers:
  • 170 guestrooms, all of which feature a 42-inch HDTV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed® and an eight-foot sectional sofa sleeper
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel
  • Complimentary a.m. Kitchen SkilletTM, featuring freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, a variety of fresh fruits, hot and cold cereal, yogurt, breads, premium coffee and an assortment of juices
  • More than 3,300 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting/function space
  • 24/7 Guest Kitchen serving made-to-order snacks and entrees
  • Intimate Bakery Café featuring specialty coffees, premium beers, wines and cocktails

"Tourism is one of the top industries in New Orleans and in 2011 alone, there were over 30 conventions, each with more than 3,000 attendees," said Gary Gutierrez, President of HRI Lodging, Inc. "The New Orleans Hyatt Place is in a premium location for convention travelers, but we also cater to families and other leisure visitors."

Hyatt Place New Orleans/Convention Center is located at 881 Convention Center Boulevard in New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. For reservations, please call 504-524-1881 or visit the website, www.hyattplaceneworleansconventioncenter.com.

HYATT PLACE NEW ORLEANS/CONVENTION CENTER LEADERSHIP
Hyatt Place New Orleans/Convention Center is under the leadership of General Manager Tony Welch and Director of Sales Helene Barnett. In his role, Welch is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel's 40 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known. Welch is joined by Barnett, Director of Sales, who is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting New Orleans area. The Hyatt Place New Orleans/Convention Center is owned by Hotel New Orleans Holdings, LLC a joint venture between affiliates of HRI Properties and Interwest Capital Corporation.

About Hyatt Place
Launched in 2006, Hyatt Place brings to the upscale select-service hotel category the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known. Inspired by multitasking travelers' 24/7 lifestyle, Hyatt Place combines stylish design and practical amenities with forward-thinking technology and purposeful service. Hyatt Place hotels feature complimentary Wi-Fi access and remote printing, a 24-hour StayFit@Hyatt fitness center, a coffee and wine bar serving specialty coffees and premium wine, beer and spirits, complimentary a.m. Kitchen SkilletTM, featuring freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, and a Grab 'n Go case stocked with sandwiches and hand tossed salads. The Guest Kitchens offers lunch and dinner entrées around the clock 24/7. Specially trained Gallery Hosts offer assistance with everything from directions to check-in to a freshly made meal. Spacious guestrooms are designed to help guests perfectly blend their lifestyle of work and play, featuring the Hyatt Grand BedTM, Cozy Corner sofa sleeper, work center, 42 inch HDTV's and the Hyatt Plug Panel media center.

Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, offers more than 160 locations throughout the United States. For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit www.HyattPlace.com.

About HRI Properties
Founded in 1982 and based in New Orleans, Louisiana, HRI Properties (HRI) is a full-service real estate development company and a national leader in the adaptive reuse of historic structures. The company is dedicated to the pursuit of rebuilding neighborhoods and recreating entire communities, and continues its mission by developing technically innovative and aesthetically pleasing landmarks in cities throughout the country and keeps a keen focus on its core values. HRI has earned numerous awards for its restoration projects and community service, including the National Preservation Honor Award, conferred by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Most recently, HRI received the Sold on St. Louis Award for its development initiatives in St. Louis. For more information on HRI Properties, please visit, www.hriproperties.com.

About Interwest Capital Corporation

Interwest Capital Corporation is a La Jolla, CA based opportunistic investment firm that specializes in the acquisition of performing and non-performing commercial real estate loans and loan portfolios as well as direct real estate investments nationwide. Interwest owns a diverse portfolio of multi-family apartment communities, mixed-use retail centers, boutique hotels and office buildings. A significant portion of the portfolio consists of unique historic properties in vibrant downtown submarkets.

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