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Groovesect Labor Day…

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Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 1 - 8, 2014
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Mark of the Feminine

Sep 1 - Oct 4, 2014
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Preservation Jazz…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
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Southern Decadence…

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Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
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Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
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Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
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Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
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Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
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Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
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Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
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Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
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Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
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Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
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The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
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We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
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White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
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Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
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Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
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Hyatt Place New Orleans/Convention Center Celebrates Official Opening of Newly Renovated Hotel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Jamie Zimmerman
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
312-780-6070
jamie.zimmerman@hyatt.com

Erica Normand
Deveney Communication
504-908-2926
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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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