The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is Built to Host. The sixth largest Convention Center in the nation features over 1.1 million square feet of prime contiguous exhibit space, two multi-purpose ballrooms and a 4,000-seat divisible performing arts theater.
The Great Hall ballroom boasts 60,000 column-free square feet with 25,000 square feet of pre-function space, terrace, and pedestrian plaza. The grand entrance is overlooked by a high-definition, video display board.
The impressive 3 million square foot Convention Center, which so perfectly complements the city’s walkable hotel packages, has embarked on a $557 million improvement plan including interior modernizations, renovations to its 140 meeting rooms, restroom renovations, and a complete makeover of its exterior experience.
Recent improvements include digital signage upgrades for each meeting room, a centrally located Transportation Center to allow shuttles, taxis and ride-shares to more efficiently move attendees, and wayfinding kiosks installed throughout the lobbies.
The new 7.5 acre pedestrian park is complete, and features interactive water elements, live event spaces, public art installations and shaded gathering places.
As a consistent Top 10 host of the largest number of conventions and tradeshows annually, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is an expert in hosting groups of all sizes and industries.