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:
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.