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New Orleans

We're Built to Host

Why New Orleans Is Built To Host

300 Years of Meeting, Collaborating & Creating

Rebecca Todd


In New Orleans, hotels are more than where you park your suitcase – they’re a place to meet, eat, network, recharge and get great ideas about what to experience when your time is your own. New Orleans has more than 26,000 hotel rooms, most within a walkable 2-mile radius of downtown and the French Quarter. Browse our listings and then let our New Orleans & Company sales staff help you achieve your sourcing goals. Discover New Orleans hotels with meeting space here.

Unique Experiences

New Orleans is the perfect setting for your incentive trip with cultural offerings unlike any other – and New Orleans & Company has the best-in-class team to help your team source and curate an immersive experience like none other.  Start planning here.

Zack Smith

Walkable Downtown

New Orleans’ compact geographic footprint makes it easy to navigate between hotels and meeting facilities, as well as explore iconic neighborhoods like the French Quarter, Warehouse District, and the Bywater / Marigny. World-class attractions and many of our 1,500 restaurants are conveniently walkable from downtown, which is all part of the complete destination experience. Learn more about how accessible we are.

Kathy Anderson

World Class Meeting & Event Venues

The city of New Orleans and our abundance of unique venues offer an unbeatable backdrop to any event. We have hosted prominent international and regional conventions and meetings, as well as major events such as Essence Music Festival, Jazz & Heritage Festival, Super Bowl and NCAA Final Four. With one of the largest convention facilities in the country located just steps from many of the 1,500 world-renowned restaurants, you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience. Explore more meeting & event venues.

J. Stephen Young


The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is ranked as the number one large airport in North America for customer satisfaction based on J.D. Power’s 2021 North America Airport Satisfaction Study.  Come see why.

Devonte Williford

Everyone's Welcome Here

Welcome to New Orleans, a place for one and all - and we really mean all. Just take a walk down one of our streets—any street will do—and you’ll see what we mean. Our people represent just about every walk of life, belief, and experience you can imagine. This guide will give you a look at some of the tools, resources, and opportunities New Orleans has to offer LGBTQ people. We welcome you to experience New Orleans with pride. Find our various LGBTQ resources and initiatives here.

Music, Expressions of America
New Orleans has a proud history of innovation across several industries including advanced manufacturing, renewable energy, sustainability...
Joyce Bracey


Time in New Orleans isn’t kept in hours or days, but in meals. When dining in New Orleans, your attendees will experience a culinary adventure that spans a wide array of cuisines. Taste for yourself why New Orleans was named the No. 1 City for Food in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure. Discover more about our cuisine here.

Justen Williams


We could talk about how New Orleans is the perfect meeting destination all day long, but it might mean more coming from meeting planners, event goers and industry leaders like you. Hear their “One Time, in New Orleans...” stories here, then write your own.

Justen Williams

Rich History, Art & Culture

Feed your soul in New Orleans with the rich history and culture of our 300-year-old city. Every corner is a stage and every wrought-iron fence is exhibit space in New Orleans. Leave with a story -- something you could only find in New Orleans. Find out about attractions and activities here.

Rebecca Todd

Ease of Transportation

Once your attendees arrive, take the short trip to your hotel, then jump on the streetcar or grab a pedicab for a unique way to travel to your next meeting. Taxis and ride-sharing are also available at the airport and everywhere else in the city. Transportation has never been easier. See here for more information on getting around.

Erika Goldring

Awards & Recognition

Cvent named New Orleans among the "Top 50 Meeting Destinations in the United States” six years in a row. The city of New Orleans and New Orleans & Company have consistently been nationally recognized for excellence. Learn more about our Awards and Convention Successes here.

Todd Coleman


Music is how New Orleans’ first settlers found common ground, and no other city loves music more. Listen to a local singer, dance with a second line and feel the music of a jazz band at your next conference. Extend your networking hours into the streets of our city. Learn more about our music here.

One Of The Best Cities In The World To Visit In 2024
 New Orleans named in Time Out’s Best Cities in the World to Visit in 2024
Best Food Destination in the United States
New Orleans named Best Food Destination in the US in the 2024 Travelers' Choice Awards,  TripAdvisor ,...
New Orleans & Company wins C&IT Award of Excellence
For CVBs that best meet subscriber's corporate meeting needs, Corporate & Incentive Travel Award of...
Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice - Best of the Best 2022
New Orleans was named the #3 Top Destination For City Lovers - United States. 
New Orleans & Company wins Best CVB / DMO
as named in Smart Meetings' Smart Stars 2022,  SmartMeetings , 2022
Meeting Attendees
Forum for Equality 2023 Corporate Leadership Acclaim Award
Forum for Equality honored New Orleans & Company with the 2023 Corporate Leadership Acclaim Award for the work on...