Upcoming Events


A Louisiana Parlor:…

Oct 4 - 11, 2015
This exhibition is in celebration of the acquisition of a superb Rococo Revival… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Oct 4 - 4, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

City Park Pumpkin…

Oct 4 - 25, 2015
Get ready for some nonstop fall fun at New Orleans' City Park! Located at City… more

Collective Media…

Oct 4 - 25, 2015
Join Longue Vue for the first opening of its three-part "Collective… more

Fats Domino & Dave…

Oct 4 - Dec 27, 2015
Join us at the Carver Theater for a Music Tribute honoring Legendary Musicians… more

Gretna Heritage…

Oct 4 - 4, 2015
Join us in celebrating the Gretna Heritage Festival, encompassing 25 city… more

Hell Yes Fest

Oct 4 - 11, 2015
HUKA Entertainment and The New Movement are proud to announce the 4th Annual… more

Longue Vue House and…

Oct 4 - 11, 2015
For the 10th Anniversary of the storm, Longue Vue will commemorate the revival… more

New Orleans Saints…

Oct 4 - 4, 2015
The New Orleans Saints & the Dallas Cowboys kick-off at 7:30 pm. more

New Orleans Swing…

Oct 4 - 5, 2015
Dancers and vintage enthusiasts from all over the world are preparing to visit… more

Newcomb Art Museum of…

Oct 04, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
Join us for the  Exhibition: "A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum,… more

SoFAB presents Cirque…

Oct 4 - 4, 2015
The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is happy to announce that the Cirque de… more

Southern Rep presents…

Oct 4 - 10, 2015
Does art imitate life or vice versa? In this effervescent romantic comedy by… more

The Foundation…

Oct 4 - 30, 2015
Join us at the Foundation Gallery for  House: Group Exhibition with Andrew… more

The Photography of…

Oct 04, 2015 - Mar 01, 2016
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition, a collection of over 50… more

The Sweat Social…

Oct 4 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

Treme Festival

Oct 4 - 4, 2015
On the first weekend of October, the famous Tremé neighborhood will host… more

Trinity Artist Series…

Oct 4 - 4, 2015
"Uncle Wayne" Daigrepont, presents his special brand of entertaining… more

7th Annual Pumpkin…

Oct 5 - 31, 2015
The Lutcher/Gramercy Lions Club presents its 7th Annual Pumpkin Patch at the… more

Preservation Hall…

Oct 5 - 5, 2015
Live New Orleans Jazz Nightly! more

A Louisiana Parlor:…

Oct 4 - 11, 2015
This exhibition is in celebration of the acquisition of a superb Rococo Revival… more

Remodel At Courtyard New Orleans Downtown Mixes A Bit Of Past With A Taste For Future

Alli Hayward
Phone: 1-504-598-9898

New Orleans, LA - The Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center is sugar and spice and everything nice after a recent renovation project that embraces the Big Easy hotel's past while solidifying a bright and productive future.  

One of the premier hotels near the New Orleans Convention Center and Superdome, the Courtyard was once a sugar and molasses factory. While the new guest rooms boast a modern feel with Marriott's platinum design package, the lobby, which was reimagined last year, reveals the building's historical significance by showing off exposed bricks and beams.

"I'm really excited about the platinum design package and how our guests will react to their new, deluxe accommodations," said General Manager Alli Hayward. "The design of our fresh hotel is totally modern but allows the history of our property to shine."

All of the 192 rooms and 10 suites now feature new wallpaper, carpets, sofas, chairs and curtains. Visitors can unwind in pure comfort on new, thicker mattresses topped with crisp linens, custom comforters and plenty of fluffy pillows. Whether working or relaxing, guests will appreciate complimentary, in-room wireless Internet access and 26-inch flat-screen televisions with HBO, ESPN, CNN and premium on-demand movies. Spacious bathrooms boast new granite countertops for a high-end finish that will make all guests feel right at home.

The lobby, which underwent a major transformation in 2012, features welcome pedestals for a more personal greeting and check-in experience. Flexible seating throughout allows guests to visit with friends or connect to the free wireless Internet access to get some work done. Courtyard's signature GoBoard, a 52-inch interactive touch screen, provides the latest information about local weather and offers driving directions to area restaurants, while the Boarding Pass kiosk allows guests to check their flight statuses and print their boarding passes before checking out.

Hungry visitors will enjoy a meal at The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect, a fresh, on-site restaurant serving breakfast and dinner. Favorite dishes include thick-cut french toast, barbeque chicken flatbread sandwiches, turkey BLTs and chicken ciabatta sandwiches. The casual café-style eatery also serves craft and imported beers, cocktails, wine by the glass and Starbucks coffees and teas.

The New Orleans downtown hotel is convenient to the New Orleans Convention Center as well as local attractions. Visitors can do a little shopping on the Riverwalk, catch a race at the Fairgrounds, home of the Louisiana Derby; walk around the famous French Quarter and Bourbon Street, discover wildlife at the Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Zoo and Park and tour the historic campus of Tulane University.

About Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center
The Courtyard Downtown New Orleans Convention Center at 300 Julia St. in New Orleans, LA, sits in the historic New Orleans Warehouse District and is just two blocks from the New Orleans Convention Center and a short walk to the scenic French Quarter. The Fairgrounds, Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Zoo and Park, Bourbon Street, Tulane University and Saenger Theatre are all nearby. With 192 rooms and 10 suites as well as five meeting rooms with 3,873 square feet of flexible space, the hotel offers plenty of room to relax or conduct business. For information, visit, call 1-504-598-9898 and add the hotel to a circle on Google Plus.

About Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests' needs for choice and control. With more than 860 locations in 30 countries, Courtyard is Marriott's largest brand. All Courtyard by Marriott hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For reservations, go to or contact a travel professional.

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