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25th Annual New…

Oct 20 - 23, 2014
The New Orleans Film Festival- Louisiana's only industry-recognized film… more

Fall Fete

Oct 20 - 20, 2014
Join the  Vieux Carre Commission Foundation for Fall Fete. . more

Jon Cleary & the…

Oct 20 - 20, 2014
Join us for Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen. more

Sacred to the Memory…

Oct 20 - Nov 17, 2014
Showcasing both the historic Hermann-Grima House museum and St. Louis Cemetery… more

TAI CHI/CHI KUNG…

Oct 20 - 27, 2014
NOMA has teamed up with the East Jefferson Wellness Center to offer wellness… more

THE GUANTÁNAMO PUBLIC…

Oct 20 - 30, 2014
This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in… more

The Mysterious…

Oct 20 - Nov 23, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 20 - Nov 19, 2014
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 20, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

Tricks... Treats...…

Oct 20 - Nov 8, 2014
Kids won't want to miss this strange tour when we pull away the mask and see… more

"Organ and Labyrinth"…

Oct 21 - 21, 2014
Join us for  "Organ and Labyrinth" and Candlelight with Albinas… more

Kinder Garden: Creepy…

Oct 21 - 21, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Oct 21 - 28, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Oct 21 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (no more)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Standing in the…

Oct 21 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Tommy Castro & the…

Oct 21 - 21, 2014
Join us for live entertainment  at the Maple Leaf Bar featuring Tommy… more

"America's Wartime…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Known for close harmonies, synchronized dance steps, and exuberant performances… more

GALATOIRE’S 33 BAR &…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak will present a beer dinner featuring New Belgium… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Oct 22 - Nov 26, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lagniappe…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Join local author Sally Asher as she discusses her new book Hope and New… more

25th Annual New…

Oct 20 - 23, 2014
The New Orleans Film Festival- Louisiana's only industry-recognized film… more

This Hotel is Smokin! – Figuratively, that is…

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This Hotel is Smokin! - Figuratively, that is...
The first smoke-free hotel in New Orleans pays tribute to
American Heart Association's 50 year campaign 


New Orleans-May 30, 2013- New Orleans has always been a party town, a no-rules city, a laissez le bon temps rouler kind of place. So hanging up a "No Smoking" sign in January of 2006 in any New Orleans establishment was a striking move - and one that shed light on a hotel that is committed to a progressive, vibrant future for the city. 50 years ago on June 8, 1963 the American Heart Association (AHA) became the first agency to campaign against cigarettes. After years of tireless efforts by the AHA, International House, the first boutique hotel in New Orleans, became another FIRST - the first hotel in the state Louisiana to declare its own official non-smoking movement.

Seven years ago, visionary developer-hotelier Sean Cummings led Louisiana's non-smoking effort with a campaign called "You're beautiful. We care. Please don't!" Passionate to spread the word, Sean developed a public service announcement gathering influential public figures like Harvey Keitel, Hill Harper, and Patrick Reynolds together in his efforts.

"New Orleans is no longer 'The City that Care Forgot'" says Cummings, "and in fact, her citizens have shown now more than ever in this post-Katrina era how much they do care. Smoking is out and has no place in our hotels."
In New Orleans, music, its food, its architecture, on the riverfront, in our culture, there's a passion for world-class excellence. "No Smoking is one big step we took to further boost the length and quality of life in America's most soulful city" says Cummings. "After all," he adds, "how can we possibly have our famous ‘joie de vivre' without the ‘vivre'?"
 
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