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A July 2005 trip to New Orleans by Muchmor

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Quote: I had to visit New Orleans for the first time on a business trip, so I didn’t get the chance to look around the city as much as I would have liked. However, I thought I would share my thoughts about the bits I did get to see.

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center

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Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn Convention Centre recently on a business trip. It is located just across the road from the New Orleans Convention Centre and within walking distance of the River front and French Quarter areas. It is about 30 minutes from New Orleans airport. My room was a good size, with two queen beds. There was plenty of storage, with a large set of drawers and double wardrobe. The room also has coffee maker, microwave, and mini-fridge. The microwave is a bonus if you fancy a snack, but the hotel does not supply any cutlery or plates, etc., so be careful what you want to microwave, or pop down to the restaurant to borrow some utensils. I also had a chair and table and a larg...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 30, 2005

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center
1001 SOUTH PETERS STREET
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
504 525-0044

Ralph's on the Park

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Ralph's on the Park Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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As part of my business trip, I was invited out by my American colleagues for a meal at Ralph’s on the Park. It is located opposite New Orleans City Park. None of us had been there before, so we weren’t sure what to expect. We got there quite early and we were one of the first groups to occupy the tables. We were a group of nine and were given the long table you can see in the photo attached. We were initially served by the head waiter, who described each of the menu items for us and made recommendations for both the food and wine. The service was excellent, and after the head waiter had taken our orders, we were then served by a lovely waitress who happened to be seven months pregnant...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 30, 2005

Ralph's on the Park
900 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
504/488-1000

Riverwalk Market Place

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Riverwalk Market Place Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Riverwalk in New Orleans is a large shopping centre right on the banks of the Mississippi River, and you can access it from several locations. If, like me, you enter via Convention Centre Boulevard, you will walk straight into the food-hall area. There is a large seating area with lots of places to buy just about every sort of food you can imagine. Now, I have been in many US food halls in many US shopping malls, but this was something different. Being in the Deep South, there is lots of Cajun and Creole cooking, and the smells and sights that greet you here are amazing. I didn’t count them, but there must be 40 or more places to get food. Many of the places have examples of their food on plat...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 3, 2005

Riverwalk Market Place
1 Poydras St
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
+1 504 522 1555

Jackson Square/Place d'Armes

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Jackson Square/Place d'Armes Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Jackson Square is located in the French Quarter of the city and is dominated by the three tall spires of St Louis Cathedral.

This is a stunning part of the city, and the cathedral is beautiful, as you can see by the pictures. To one side of the cathedral is The Cabildo, former headquarters of the Spanish colonial government. These buildings are so photogenic, you will just want to gaze at them.

Opposite the cathedral is the square itself, which is a lovely park-like area. There is a bronze statue of Andrew Jackson, who saved New Orleans during the war of 1812.

There is little more to say about this area, other than it is beautiful and worth a visit.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 3, 2005

Jackson Square/Place d'Armes
French Quarter
New Orleans, Louisiana