SEP 2015

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 5 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 32 L O U I S I A N A JEFFERSON PARISH Jefferson Parish, a long, north-south sliver of land adjacent to New Orleans, runs down from Lake Pontchartrain to the Gulf of Mexico. Its growing communities include the cities of Gretna, Kenner, Harahan, Harvey and Westwego. Boomtown Casino & Hotel New Orleans, a casino/entertainment facility, opened its $20 million hotel on Jan. 21, 2015. The 150-room, five-story property includes 17 suites, a fitness center, conference space and additional park- ing. Also in Jefferson, The Best Western Land- mark Plus Hotel recently re-opened the Tower portion of its property after major improve- ments. The property now has a total of 150 guest rooms, including 94 newly refurbished condo-style suites. Soon to join the Jefferson Parish hotel inventory will be a Courtyard by Marriott, due to open its doors in November. A Homewood Suites is planned to open in Houma Cajunicity Dance

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