MAY 2012

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Home Planning Directory Planner Resources Meeting Site Showcase ALABAMA ARKANSAS FLORIDA GEORGIA KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MISSISSIPPI NORTH CAROLINA OKLAHOMA SOUTH CAROLINA TENNESSEE TEXAS VIRGINIA WEST VIRGINIA LʼAuberge Casino & Hotel - Baton Rouge INSIDER'S GUIDE By D. Fran Morley Baton Rouge, Louisiana Baton Rouge is making a buzz in the travel industry with new hotels, expansions and new reasons to visit. Christina Zito, communications coordinator with Visit Baton Rouge, said, "Itʼs a great time to come to Baton Rouge—for a visit or an event. "We are excited about everything going on, especially our new hotel proper- ties that recently opened and those planned to open in the next year." Among the big buzz, two new hotels are on the horizon for 2012, Zito said. "LʼAuberge Casino and Hotel Baton Rouge is expected to open this summer. It will include a 12-story hotel with 206 guest rooms and a roof-top pool, a multi-purpose event center with concert seating for up to 1,600 people or banquet seating for up to 800 people, and an outdoor festival grounds with capacity for up to 2,500." The complex will also feature a 74,000-square-foot casino. And, expected to open in late 2012 is a new 137-room Hampton Inn in downtown. 22 ConventionSouth MAY 2012 Get ready for an exciting new meetings resort as the L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge is set to open this summer. www.con v

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