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17th Annual Martin…

Jan 26 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Alliance Francaise

Jan 26 - 31, 2015
Learn French with the Alliance Française- now in METAIRIE! Our next… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Jan 26 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Jan 26 - Mar 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

BODY ELECTRIC Group…

Jan 26 - Mar 1, 2015
Inspired by Walt Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric", this… more

Jon Cleary & the…

Jan 26 - 26, 2015
Join us for Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen. more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jan 26 - 26, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

The Alliance…

Jan 26 - 26, 2015
A free-spirited young woman with a quirky idea of political engagement crosses… more

The Gasperi…

Jan 26 - Feb 22, 2015
Richard Gasperi opened Gasperi Gallery in the French Quarter in 1980.… more

The New Orleans…

Jan 26 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

"Organ and Labyrinth"…

Jan 27 - 27, 2015
Join us for  "Organ and Labyrinth" and Candlelight with Albinas… more

Baby Arts Play! at…

Jan 27 - 27, 2015
Instill a love of art at a young age through a guided, hands-on gallery… more

Dishcrawl on Oak

Jan 27 - 28, 2015
Get ready for a fun night of exciting, unexpected dishes from top-rated… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Jan 27 - 27, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Jan 27 - 27, 2015
"Standing in the Shadows (no more)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

DANCING WITH THE…

Jan 28 - 28, 2015
Dancing with the Stars, ABC's leading entertainment show, produced by BBC… more

House of Blues…

Jan 28 - 28, 2015
A death metal band from New York, this seasoned group has put out thirteen… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Jan 28 - 28, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring Mainline Brass Band. more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Jan 28 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Music at the Mint…

Jan 28 - 28, 2015
Come and enjoy the music of Jazz with the New Orleans Rhythm Devils. more

17th Annual Martin…

Jan 26 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… 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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