While the list of cities able to take on New Orleans larger citywides is a short one, smaller cities are starting to chime in. Also in the News-Press article is Lee County, Florida's offer to help with smaller meetings, but it may not be easy:
- At the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Estero, the phone has already started ringing. In addition to convention inquiries, the resort is likely to get some overflow from the 1,000-room Hyatt Regency New Orleans, which has canceled reservations at least through March 31.
â€Weâ€™ve had a number of inquiries and weâ€™re working trying to accommodate them,â€™â€™ said Carlos Cabrera, general manager of the 400-room hotel which can accommodate up to 900 people. The problem, however, is that the hotel already had full bookings for October.
â€Some are too big, and others itâ€™s just the space,â€™â€™ he said.
In a separate report, Birmingham, Ala., also is offering to host meetings that will fit its available space.