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New Orleans Listed Among TripAdvisor's Least Expensive Cities for Summer Vacations

Downtown Marriott New Orleans Announces Exclusive Summer Deal for Guests Booking Now Through August

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/02/14 -- With the summer season underway, vacationers are looking for any way they can to save a little extra on their next escape, and New Orleans has just what they're looking for. TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel planning and review site, recently named New Orleans among the least expensive cities in the US for summer travel.

With a nightly expense of just $323 according to the annual TripIndex Cities cost comparison study, New Orleans placed among the top 5 least expensive cities in the country. The study measures typical cost for cocktails, dinner, a bottle of wine, round-trip taxi, and a one-night stay in a hotel from June to August.

"Travelers are eager to get out and explore this summer, and with hotel prices in major U.S. and global cities down 6% and 7%, respectively, travelers will be able to find more affordable stays and dedicate a bigger chunk of their budgets to meals and entertainment," Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications for TripAdvisor, said in a written statement.

To help guests save even more during their summer trip, New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center is offering an exclusive summer hotel deal, bookable July 1st through August 31st. Guests who take advantage of the seasonal offer will enjoy rates from just $89 per night, available for stays now through September 15th.

As a 2014 recipient of TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence, the Marriott hotel offers vacationers the chance to explore the best of the Crescent City. Its spacious hotel rooms and suites give guests easy access to downtown New Orleans, just moments from the vibrant French Quarter, the new Riverwalk outlet stores, Port of New Orleans, and other famous attractions. Families can spend the day at the Audubon Aquarium of the America's or wander through the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Marriott's exclusive Summer Promotion is bookable beginning July 1st, and runs through August 31st 2014.

About New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center

New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center is a riverfront hotel in downtown New Orleans, housed in a renovated 19th century cotton mill. Celebrating the Crescent City, the hotel offers spacious accommodations and suites, with lavish extras like plush bathrobes. Guests can break a sweat in the modern fitness center, fuel up at the hotel's onsite Starbucks, stay productive in the hotel's business center, or spend the day unwinding in the rooftop swimming pool. Delicious regional Creole cuisine is on offer at Wolfe's in the Warehouse, while the hotel Wine Bar offers favorite drinks in a relaxing environment. With over 25,000 square feet of flexible function space, the hotel is ideal for events of any size and also benefits from an excellent location in the vibrant Arts District. It's located near top New Orleans attractions such as the French Quarter, Harrah's Casino, Cruise Port and more. Guests who plan their stay at the New Orleans Downtown Marriott are ensured to enjoy impeccable service in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

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New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center
859 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 USA
1-504-613-2888
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/msymc-new-orleans-downtown-marriott-at-the-convention-center/

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