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The former Ramada inMetairie re-opened it's doors to a new name, Country Inn & Suites byCarlson, on January 15, 2015. Stay in comfort with stylish, modern rooms, aswell as thoughtful services like a saltwater pool, a fitness center, freehigh-speed Internet access and the complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfastbuffet. If you're planning a business meeting, a military reunion, a familygathering or a training session in the New Orleans area, consider the graciousJefferson Room at the Country Inn & Suites Metairie. This inviting spacecan accommodate up to 50 guests and features helpful meeting amenities likefree high-speed Internet access, conference calling capability, flip charts,and tables with chairs. Guests can also enjoy complimentary shuttle service tothe Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), around theclock.
On January 21, 2015 - Boomtown Casino New Orleans, a Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. property (NYSE: PNK), opened its $20 million hotel with 150 rooms and enhanced amenities. The five-story hotel features 17 suites, state-of-the-art fitness and business centers, and expanded parking. Room offerings include Deluxe Queen and King guest rooms with LCD TVs, pillow top mattresses and artwork featuring Louisiana artists; the Cypress Junior Suites with king beds and separate living areas; and the Live Oak King Suites with two separate rooms and 675 square feet of comfortable living space. The hotel offers new meeting space with extensive catering options and complimentary WiFi, including an Executive Boardroom and three new meeting rooms, each seating up to 50. "This is an exciting day for the Boomtown New Orleans team and the West Bank community as we open our brand new hotel. We will be able to better serve our guests with new offerings and attract new visitors and business travelers in the region," said Boomtown Vice President and General Manager Harold Rowland. He adds, "The hotel addition and expanded amenities provide an enhancement to the experience of Boomtown Casino."
The Louisiana Society of Association Executives(LSAE) recognized a Kenner executive during its Annual Convention. Carolyn Barrett, CGMP, CHSC, SeniorSales Manager, Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau, Kenner, LA receivedthe Executive Member of the Year award for her dedication and contributions tothe society. LSAE held its AnnualConvention at the Golden Nugget Lake Charles on January 28-30, 2015.
The Virgie Ott Tourism Award was created to honor not only it's namesake, Virgie Ott, a dedicated Jefferson Parish tourism advocate formerly with the Gretna Office of Tourism, but to recognize annually an individual who exemplifies dedication, achievements, talent and commitment to Jefferson Parish tourism.
2014 Virgie Ott Tourism Award recipient George Messina
with Jefferson CVB President & CEO, Violet Peters and
Jefferson CVB Chairman, Kevin Baroni.
The top ten percent of businesses on the website are recognized with this prestigious award annually. Recipients represent the best of the hospitality industry in the world. Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five to be considered, volume and recency of reviews are taken into account as well. Additional criteria include a business' tenure and popularity ranking on the site.
The JCVB would like to congratulate Bookoo Bounce owner Gene Sauce for receiving the US Chamber Blue Ribbon Award and Nola Motorsports owner Laney Chouest for receiving the Innovator of the Year Award from the Jefferson Chamber 2014
The Virgie Ott Tourism Award below are the 2011 inaugural recipient, Virgie Ott, the 2012 recipient, Dennis Assaff of Jefferson Performing Arts Society, and the 2013 recipient, Lisa Taylor of Best Western Landmark Plus, Metairie.
at the 2012 JCVB Annual Membership Luncheon.
from JCVB President & CEO, Violet Peters at the
2011 JCVB Annual Membership Luncheon.