Team New Orleans: The Coterie

The Coterie

Named after the word for an intimate group with a unifying common interest or purpose- an inner circle-The Coterie team at the New Orleans CVB specializes in providing customized meeting planning resources for groups of 10-400 rooms on peak night.  Here's how we can                                help you:

 Hotel Sourcing Assistance

We customize hotel availability searches based on your criteria. New to the industry?  Use the New Orleans CVB's RFP template, available for your use.  Our template will outline all the information we need to get started so there's no guessing on your part.  Want to hear from only two hotels? No problem.  Are your time and resources limited?  Let us help.  We'll collect the responses for you and provide you with a complete summary of hotel availability. We are New Orleans experts so we can quickly let you know about festivals or events taking place during the dates you request.  If you're looking for the best possible value, we can also suggest times of the year when you may find more desirable rates.

Our city is home to a wide variety of hotels. From well-known international brands, authentic New Orleans independent hotels and the coolest boutique properties, no one knows the New Orleans hotel inventory better than our team and that means finding the perfect hotel for your meeting will be comprehensive and easy.

Dedicated Meeting Services Resources


The Coterie team includes a dedicated convention services professional ready to help connect you with the venues and resources throughout the city to deliver an unforgettable New Orleans experience for you and your attendees. Let us make planning easy for you. We'll inform our members of your request for proposal from their businesses for anything from printing services to destination management companies or golf and recreational outings.  We also provide complimentary visitor guides and maps, delivered to your hotel just before your meeting starts.  Email Mary Beth Guarisco, Meeting Services Director.

Let Us Help Market and Promote Your Meeting
All of our marketing and attendance building resources are available at no cost to you and are completely customizable. Click here to see what our team can do for your next meeting and e-mail Tara Letort, Director of Group PR.

 

Convention Sales - Coterie

Megan Rook

Megan Rook

Convention Sales Manager Phone: 504-566-5017 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124

Market: Associations and Corporations, West

Coordinator: Gayle Wilson
Phone: 504-566-5062
Email: gwilson@neworleanscvb.com

Billie Jo Pigniolo

Billie Jo Pigniolo

Convention Sales Manager Phone: 504-566-5064 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124

Market: Associations and Corporations, West

Coordinator: Melissa Crowder
Phone: 504-566-5080
Email: mcrowder@neworleanscvb.com

Colleen Schaefer

Colleen Schaefer

Convention Sales Manager Phone: 504-566-5037 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124

Market: Associations and Corporations, East

Coordinator: Amber Ivey
Phone: 504-566-5070
Email: aivey@neworleanscvb.com

Eliana  Thompson

Eliana Thompson

Convention Sales Manager Phone: 504-566-5099 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124

Market: Associations and Corporations, East

Coordinator: Gayle Wilson
Phone: 504-566-5062
Email: gwilson@neworleanscvb.com