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NEW ORLEANS November 15, 2014 - Following an increasing trend of travelers and meeting professionals towards selecting more authentic, deeply local and original meeting sites, the Bourbon Orleans Hotel of the New Orleans Hotel Collection has just been awarded a prestigious Readers Choice Award by the editors of ConventionSouth Magazine.

"ConventionSouth readers have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, an iconic "Grande Dame" property of the French Quarter has been selected to receive the coveted Readers Choice Award," said publisher J. Talty O'Connor. "The value in this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the country's top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of service and top quality facilities. With nearly 5000 votes taken, they have determined that the Bourbon Orleans Hotel of the New Orleans Hotel Collection displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity, and consistency in service that they require."

ominations for venues to be eligible for this award are taken throughout the year from meeting planners only, based on their actual experiences of the sites. Readers are then asked to vote on the more than 700 nominated venues selecting only those that they believe provide exemplary service. This "best of the best" poll has been conducted annually for many years, and this is the second time the Bourbon Orleans Hotel meeting services team has received this recognition from meeting planner peers.

The Hotel will be featured in the December 2014 Awards issue of ConventionSouth.


About the Bourbon Orleans Hotel
The Bourbon New Orleans Hotel is part of the prestigious New Orleans Hotel Collection. Located on one of the most coveted corners in the heart of the French Quarter, the Bourbon Orleans Hotel features a rich history and opulent French styling reminiscent of the early 1800s. The hotel's ideal New Orleans location is just steps away from the famed St. Louis Cathedral, upscale shopping on Royal Street, local artists and performers of Jackson Square, and many restaurants, galleries and nightlife in between. The Bourbon Orleans Hotel is locally owned and committed to preserving the history and character of the hotel for generations. For more information, visit the hotel's website:

About the New Orleans Hotel Collection
The New Orleans Hotel Collection is a group of seven splendidly authentic and locally owned hotels in the New Orleans metropolitan region. Comprised of the Bourbon Orleans, Dauphine Orleans, the new Hotel Mazarin, the Whitney Hotel, Audubon Cottages, Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport and the trendy Hotel Le Marais, these are boutique and small upscale meeting hotels in prime locations in America's Favorite City . For more information, visit the website: