AUG 2017

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Evangeline Downs Hotel 2235 Creswell Lane Ext., Lot B Opelousas (70570) Phone: (337) 407-2121 Fax: (337) 407-2111 Contact: Carrie Young, Sales Dir. Ronette Sam, GM E-Mail: Website: Guest Rooms: 117 /Suites: 42 Mtg. Rms: 6+ /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 11,000 Cap. Mtg: 1,200 /Cap. Bnqt: 500 Total Sq. Ft: 15,000+ On Site: tub, business center, coin-operated laun- breakfast daily. Complimentary parking Comments: Connected to the Evangeline available. Lake Charles Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana CVB P. O. Box 1912 1205 N Lakeshore Dr. (70602) Phone: (337) 436-9588 Toll Free: (800) 456-7952 Fax: (337) 494-7952 Contact: Shelley Johnson, Exec. Dir. Eric Zartler, Sales Dir. E-Mail: Website: Metro Area Rooms: 7,400 Largest Room Block: 1,500 City Population: 77,000 Area Population: 198,800 Services: Convention services include attendance promotion, welcoming commit- tee (by goodwill ambassador Gumbeaux Gator, the Buccaneers, our Mardi Gras Twelfth Night Revelers and/or city or parish officials), name badges, registra- tion assistance, media assistance, tours planning for attendees and/or spouses, ditty bags, favors list, tabletop brochure display at convention site, tear-off maps, entertainment contacts. Comments: People love conventions in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana for the most unconventional reasons: world-class resorts, amazing local cuisine (including on the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road, 40-block Charpentier historic gaming. Lake Charles Civic Center P. O. Box 900 (70602-0900) 900 Lakeshore Dr. (70601) Phone: (337) 491-1256 Fax: (337) 491-1534 Mtg. Rms: 10 /Total Sq. Ft: 50,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 17981 Cap. Mtg: 8,000 /Cap. Bnqt: 1,200 10' x 10' Booths: 190 Arena Cap: 7,500 Cap. of Theater: 2,062 L'Auberge Casino & Resort Lake Charles 777 Avenue L'Auberge (70601) Phone: (337) 395-7777 Fax: (337) 395-7853 Guest Rooms: 1,000 /Suites: 100 Mtg. Rms: 11 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 14,140 Cap. Mtg: 1,555 /Cap. Bnqt: 1,474 Total Sq. Ft: 26,000 Many Toledo Bend Lake Country/Sabine Parish Tourist Commission 1601 Texas Hwy. (71449) Phone: (318) 256-5880 Toll Free: (800) 358-7802 Fax: (318) 256-4137 Contact: Linda Curtis-Sparks, Exec. Dir. E-Mail: director@toledobendlake Website: www.toledobendlake Metro Area Rooms: 600 Area Population: 24,000 Services: Cypress Bend Resort, Wildwood Resort Comments: Toledo Bend Lake Country offers a magnificent 186,000-acre reser- voir with great guided fishing experiences, by Bassmaster Magazine. Metairie Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Metairie 2713 N Causeway Blvd. (70002) Phone: (504) 835-4141 Fax: (504) 835-8226 Guest Rooms: 137 /Suites: 1 Mtg. Rms: 1 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 750 Cap. Mtg: 45 /Cap. Bnqt: 60 Total Sq. Ft: 750 Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport - of the New Orleans Hotel Collection 2829 Williams Blvd. Kenner (70062) Phone: (504) 467-5611 Fax: (504) 469-4915 Contact: Grace Rousset, Sales Mgr. Rob Ory, Sales Mgr. E-Mail: jonathan.serigne@interstate Website: Facebook: CrownePlazaNOLA Twitter: @CrownePlazaNOLA Pinterest: YouTube: Instagram: orleanshotelcollection Guest Rooms: 292 /Suites: 3 Mtg. Rms: 12 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 6,968 Cap. Mtg: 776 /Cap. Bnqt: 580 Total Sq. Ft: 11,445 On Site: Business center, VIP floor, wire- less Internet access, A/V services, lounge, Largest ballroom in region. Dedicated meeting services manager. Comments: Large ballroom with breakout space. Executive Floor with lounge. Wireless high-speed Internet. Complimentary airport shuttle. Large bottled artesian well water. We are much more than a Crowne Plaza. Number one in area for SEE AD ON PG. 55 Holiday Inn Metairie New Orleans Airport 2261 N Causeway Blvd. (70001) Phone: (504) 373-5946 Toll Free: (800) HOLIDAY Fax: (504) 301-0174 Contact: Tahane Khaled, Dir. of Sales/Mktg. Jennifer Shutt, Catering Mgr. E-Mail: Website: Guest Rooms: 205 /Suites: 12 Mtg. Rms: 7 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 3,000 Cap. Mtg: 300 /Cap. Bnqt: 200 Total Sq. Ft: 12,000 On Site: Beautifully appointed meeting space on a private floor with 5 separate space with customizable on-site catering. Comments: Excellent location off I-10, minutes from French Quarter. Dedicated banquet staff. Fantastic cus- tomizable menus. Monroe/West Monroe Monroe Civic Center 401 Lea Joyner Expressway Monroe (71201) Phone: (318) 329-2225 Fax: (318) 329-2548 Mtg. Rms: 19 /Total Sq. Ft: 130,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 44,000 Cap. Mtg: 2,197 /Cap. Bnqt: 1,000 10' x 10' Booths: 168 Arena Cap: 8,000 Morgan City Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau P. O. Box 2332 (70381) 900 Dr. MLK Blvd. (70380) Phone: (985) 380-8224 Toll Free: (800) 256-2931 Fax: (985) 380-2876 Contact: Carrie Stansbury, Exec. Dir. E-Mail: Website: Metro Area Rooms: 1,000 Largest Room Block: 250 City Population: 25,103 Area Population: 67,249 Services: Convention planning, tourist Convention staff assistance, itinerary plan- Comments: The Cajun Coast. The per- fect location for eco-tourism meetings, RV rallie from New Orleans. Natchitoches Natchitoches Area CVB 780 Front St., Suite 100 (71457 ) Phone: (318) 352-8072 Toll Free: (800) 259-1714 Fax: (318) 352-2415 Contact: Arlene Gould, Exec. Dir. Katherine Johnson, Groups Mgr. E-Mail: Website: Metro Area Rooms: 994 Largest Room Block: 700 City Population: 18,000 Area Population: 38,000 Services: Your new meeting destination offers contemporary-traditional meeting spaces like museums with scenic views - riences. New 87-room hotel located in downtown historic district. Comments: Louisiana's oldest city offers shopping experiences. Celebrate music/ group excursions. Located 75 miles south of Shreveport, LA, 50 miles North of Alexandria, LA. New Iberia Hampton Inn & Suites - New Iberia 400 Spanish Towne Blvd. (70560) Phone: (337) 321-6700 Fax: (337) 321-6659 Guest Rooms: 102 Mtg. Rms: 2 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 3,500 Cap. Mtg: 350 /Cap. Bnqt: 380 Total Sq. Ft: 3,500 New Orleans Louisiana's Northshore/ St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission 68099 Hwy. 59 Mandeville (70471) Phone: (985) 892-0520 Toll Free: (800) 634-9443 Fax: (985) 892-1441 Contact: Tanya Leader, VP of Sales Zondra Jones, Sr. Sales Mgr. E-Mail: Website: www.louisiananorthshore. com/cs YouTube: LouisianaNorthshore Metro Area Rooms: 3,000+ Largest Room Block: 400 City Population: 70,000 Area Population: 230,000 Services: Our full-service CVB helps with provides goody bags for attendees. Comments: Less than an hour from New Gulf Coast, the Northshore features more than 3,000 hotel rooms, more than 100,000 square feet of meeting space, outdoor activities. New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 900 Convention Center Blvd. (70130) Phone: (504) 582-3023 Fax: (504) 582-3032 Contact: Elaine Williams, Dir. of Sales E-Mail: Website: Mtg. Rms: 140 /Total Sq. Ft: 1,100,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 1,100,000 Cap. Mtg: 35,000 /Cap. Bnqt: 10,000 10' x 10' Booths: 5,700 Arena Cap: 10,000 Cap. of Theater: 4,000 Description: The Great Hall, a 60,000-square-foot ballroom with 25,000-square-foot pre-function space, junior ballroom, rooftop terrace, indoor balcony, executive club lounge, hotel-like appointments throughout. Comments: The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is located within walking distance of the historic French Avenue Plaza Resort 2111 St. Charles Ave. (70130) Phone: (504) 566-1212 Fax: (504) 679-7612 Suites: 256 Mtg. Rms: 3 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 1,008 Cap. Mtg: 50 /Cap. Bnqt: 50 Best Western Plus St. Christopher 114 Magazine St. (70130) Phone: (504) 207-2926 Fax: (504) 648-0450 Guest Rooms: 108 Mtg. Rms: 2 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 1,400 Cap. Mtg: 150 /Cap. Bnqt: 80 Total Sq. Ft: 1,400 Bourbon Orleans Hotel - of the New Orleans Hotel Collection 717 Orleans St. French Quarter (70116) Phone: (504) 523-2222 Fax: (504) 525-8166 Contact: Erin Boreros, Dir. of Sales/Mktg. Deepa Woods, Sr. Sales Mgr. E-Mail: erin.boreros@bourbon Website: Louisiana ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ 2 0 1 7 / 2 0 1 8 M E E T I N G S I T E S G U I D E w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 54 New Orleans Hotel Collection New Orleans Hotel Collection

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