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  • Portion of office building to become a hotel

    October 19, 2014 4:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Poydras Properties LLC intends to convert seven floors of the 24-story 1250 Poydras building into a Hyatt-branded extended-stay hotel. New Orleans CityBusiness reported Select Hotels Group LLC will operate the property, which is in the New Orleans business district near the Superdome. Conveyance records indicate Poydras... more »
  • Design of proposed hotel approved

    August 3, 2014 5:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A proposal for a 138-room hotel in the New Orleans business district has been approved by the architectural review committee of the Historic District Landmarks Commission. New Orleans CityBusiness reports HW Real Estate Development Corp. of Chicago is planning to build the hotel and a ground-floor... more »
  • Hotel proposal clears zoning hurdle

    July 19, 2014 12:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A proposal to build a 138-room hotel in the Central Business District has advanced after the New Orleans Board of Zoning Adjustments approved the project over the objections of neighbors concerned about its impact on parking in the area. New Orleans CityBusiness reports Chicago-based HW Real... more »
  • Boomtown Casino's hotel on schedule for July open

    February 6, 2014 9:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Boomtown Casino New Orleans says it's on schedule to open its $20 million expansion that includes a 150-room hotel and conference space in July. The company marked the project's halfway point this week. Harold C. Rowland, Boomtown's vice president and general manager, said the investment will... more »
  • Youngsville to put hotel stay tax up to voters

    June 24, 2013 9:21 AM

    YOUNGSVILLE, La. (AP) - Youngsville voters will decide Oct. 19 whether to levy a 4 percent tax on hotel stays, even though there are no hotels in the city. Mayor Wilson Viator call the tax approved by the city council last week wishful thinking, But Viator told The Advocate he... more »
  • Pontchartrain Hotel to resume hotel operations

    February 22, 2013 9:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Pontchartrain Hotel has the New Orleans City Council's permission to resume operations as a hotel. The 6-0 vote came at the request of Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, whose district includes the site. Despite the action, though, only a few rooms are expected to be rented to... more »
  • Fire at abandoned New Orleans hotel closes I-10

    July 6, 2012 7:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A fire on the top levels of an abandoned New Orleans hotel sent smoke blowing across Interstate 10. Police shut down the highway in both directions Thursday night as about 50 firefighters battled the fire at the old hotel, which has been slated for demolition. The... more »
  • Report: N.O. hotel rates increase

    June 4, 2012 7:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans hotel operators say occupancy is the highest in more than a decade. They credit refurbished hotels, a jam-packed calendar and continued recovery from the levee breaches after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Room rates are up, too. The Times-Picayune reports that Smith Travel Research quotes... more »
  • Hotel Development Plan Draws Opposition

    February 4, 2012 2:50 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - City officials have green-lighted discussions with a New Orleans-based group for possible development of a hotel near the Lake Charles Civic Center. The American Press reports ( the City Council authorized Mayor Randy Roach's administration to open discussions on the hotel, which would be branded... more »
  • Hotel Pushed at Civic Center Site

    October 15, 2011 10:19 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A local development official says a hotel at the Lake Charles Civic Center grounds would attract events and boost the economy of Lake Charles. The possibility of building a hotel there is under study. Lori Marinovich, executive director or the Downtown development Authority, told the... more »
  • UL Runs Out of Student Housing, Using Hotel in Fall

    August 4, 2011 10:24 PM

    UL is expecting record numbers of incoming freshman for the Fall 2012 semester, with approximately 3,000 students starting this month. But does the university have enough room? UL's Housing Department said as of right now, there isn't enough space for all of the students wanting to live on-campus this... more »
  • LeBron James' Mom Charged in Fla Hotel Altercation

    April 7, 2011 12:00 PM

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The mother of Miami Heat basketball star Lebron James was arrested by Miami Beach police after she reportedly assaulted a valet worker because it was taking too long to have her car delivered. Police said Gloria James had a strong odor of alcohol on her... more »
  • Gambling board gets presentations on casino

    December 16, 2010 8:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three companies applying for the state's last available riverboat casino license are proposing projects in Jefferson Parish and Lake Charles. The applicants made their presentations to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board on Thursday. Penn National Gaming Inc. is proposing a second casino in the New... more »
  • New Hotel Near Cypress Bayou Casino

    October 21, 2010 7:11 PM

    The Cypress Bayou Casino has been a source of entertainment for many, but the journey there and back isn't always fun. That's changing thanks to a conveniently located hotel just a mile and a half from the casino. Stacey singleton, managing partner and developer, said "there was a need there... more »
  • Storm-Damaged NO Hotel to Reopen in Fall 2011

    August 18, 2010 11:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Renovation work has begun on the Hyatt Regency New Orleans - the hotel that became a familiar symbol of Hurricane Katrina's destruction when shattered glass poured onto streets and furniture was sucked out of broken windows. The $275 million project is aimed at a fall 2011... more »
  • Plans Canceled For Second Casino in Lake Charles

    April 15, 2010 7:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. has canceled its plans to build a second riverboat casino-hotel project in Lake Charles and surrendered the related gaming license to state gambling regulators. The Las Vegas-based company announced Thursday that instead of focusing on the $305 million Sugarcane Bay project next to... more »
  • Police In Search Of Suspect After Hotel Armed Robbery

    January 13, 2010 6:01 PM

    Two alleged armed robbers are behind bars, but the search continues for a third. Police arrested 20-year-old Willie Reynolds and John Coleman for the armed robbery of a Hattiesburg, Mississippi couple. The three got away with the victim's car and cash. Police recovered the couple's car on Tuesday... more »
  • Teens Death Connected to Morgan City Arrest

    October 9, 2009 9:41 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish authorities say they will continue an investigation begun in Morgan City that led to the arrest of a man accused of stealing a car that was later driven in a deadly crash. The investigation could reveal how a 15-year-old ended up behind the wheel... more »

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