A Taste of the Recent Press

Worth, finance and investing publication, just named New Orleans one of the “15 Most Dynamic Cities in America.”  This adds to some of our already favorite accolades like “Best Big Cities in the U.S.” by Conde Nast Traveler, “World’s Friendliest Cities” by Travel + Leisure, “Top Ten Cities for Creatives” by SmartAsset.com and Trip Advisor’s recent listing of New Orleans among the top five U.S. cities experiencing the most growth in international visitation.

Two New Boutique Hotels Bring Luxury and Music to Downtown New Orleans

Perfect for international groups owing to their unique flair and luxury comfort at early market pricing, introducing the newly opened ACE Hotel and Opening Fall 2016 The Troubadour. Both hotels offer a musical twist and both feature stunning rooftop pools and social space.

From the ACE: “New Orleans has enraptured us for years,” said Kelly Sawdon, chief brand officer for Ace Hotel. “The culture we love at its heart is the people of the city. We can’t wait to share the food, the music, the history and contribute to the swell of energy and growth that’s happening.” The hotel features 234 rooms with musical trims from classic vinyl records and phonographs to in room Martin Guitars for your enjoyment. Its dining features restaurants from James Beard Award Winning Chefs, the iconic Stumptown Coffee Roasters and the live music venue Three Keys.

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From the Troubadour: The Troubadour, a Joie de Vivre Hotel will energize the emerging Central Business District with a lineup of live shows from local musicians, a fun rooftop hangout and a casual bistro spiced with the spirit of NOLA. The 184-room hotel celebrates its vibrant home with good food, good music and good vibes. The design is a bold mix of materials and colors that reflect a passion for New Orleans’ eclectic personality. Chef Phillip Lopez adds a playful twist to traditional local dishes at his signature restaurant, Petit Lion, while its horseshoe-shaped bar is a lively hub for imbibing. The rooftop bar’s jaw-dropping views overlook the surrounding theater district, French Quarter, and Warehouse Districts.The Troubadour moves to the rhythm of its own beat.


New Activity – Xtreme Motorsports

Have you driven an exotic supercar?  The newly opened Xtreme XXperience at NOLA Motorsports Park allows you to experience the thrill of driving your choice of a  Ferrari 458, a Lamborghini, LP 560-4, a Porsche 911GT3 or a Nissan GT-R Premium around the Pro Track at NOLA Motorsports Park at speeds over a 140 mph+! A rush like no other!  In June, the AlliedPRA team experienced XTREME XXPERIENCE and are ready to share it with you.

New Service in Houston for our New Zealand Clients

With Air New Zealand’s recent introduction of direct service from Auckland – Houston, Texas, we have experienced a number of clients the will stay in Houston for a couple of days before heading over to New Orleans. To service this new demand, AlliedPRA New Orleans has implemented ground staff in Houston to service these groups, creating a seamless experience from the time you touch down in the U.S.

PillowMINT proudly partners with AlliedPRA New Orleans and looks forward to working with you on your next event!