The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau reported late last week that hotels and restaurants in New Orleans are re-opening throughout the tourism corridor as residents and employees return to the city following Hurricane Gustav.
The historic French Quarter, the Warehouse and Arts District, the Convention Center area, and the downtown business district suffered very little damage and for the most part did not even lose power during the height of the storm, according to the CVB. The New Orleans Morial Convention Center had virtually no problems and is anticipating no disruptions to its September meeting calendar. The Louisiana Superdome also fared well and hosted a National Football League game on Sunday.
The major hotels suffered only minor damage, and all repairs were expected to be accomplished this week, according to the CVB. There will be virtually no disruption to meetings and conventions or special events scheduled over the next two weeks, and there is no mid- or long-term impact of any kind.