Making the Most of Your New Orleans Business Trip

If New Orleans is your next business trip destination or you’re heading to a convention or company training, consider yourself lucky. When you’re in NOLA, it doesn’t need to be all stuffy business meetings and conferences. It’s possible to mix business and pleasure in the Big Easy, whether holding meetings on the golf course or brainstorming at one of the city’s top-rated restaurants.

How to Mix Business and Pleasure When You’re in New Orleans

1. Beat the Heat with a Museum Visit
Beat the New Orleans heat or dodge a rainy day with a visit to one of New Orleans’s fabulous museums. The city is home to numerous museums showcasing a variety of exhibits, including Mardi Gras costumes, haunted legends, cocktails, culture, and much more. Ride a streetcar to City Park and visit NOMA, learn about the rich musical history of the Big Easy at the New Orleans Jazz Museum, or experience the awe-inspiring wonders of the National WWII Museum.

2. Brainstorm on the Golf Course
Who says you have to conduct all of your business in a conference room? Bring your next meeting to the great outdoors, and play a round of golf at a top New Orleans golf course. Weather not cooperating? Bring your game indoors at Loft18.

3. Unwind at a Swanky Lounge
Sip on classic New Orleans cocktails, listen to live music, and unwind at a nearby cocktail bar. You don’t have to go very far to find the perfect place for conversation, drinks, and mingling. Bar Marilou, Voodoo Two, and Baroness on Baronne are all minutes away from the Blake Hotel.

4. Talk Over a Delicious Meal at a New Orleans Restaurant
Anyone who’s ever heard of New Orleans understands it’s one of the top foodie destinations in the world. You can’t walk more than a few steps without coming across another place to chow down on some of the best food there is. No matter what your taste buds crave, you’ll find it among the city’s thousands of superb restaurants. Within steps of The Blake, you’ll discover Luke, Tsunami Sushi, and Desi Vega’s Steakhouse, to name a few hot spots.

5. Catch a Game with Colleagues
Depending on the season, see who’s playing at the Caesar’s Superdome, Smoothie King Center, or various sports venues in the city. Or blow off some steam while you catch the Big game at a laid-back local sports bar like The Rusty Nail.

Book Your Business Trip at the Blake Hotel
The Blake Hotel offers a comfortable place to relax and unwind after a long day. It also provides ample meeting rooms and business resources so you don’t miss a beat when it comes to prepping for that upcoming presentation.

After a busy day, grab a cocktail in our on-site restaurant, Cafe at the Square, then sink into our plush beds for a refreshing night’s sleep. Is there something else you need to make your stay perfect? Let us know, and we’ll be happy to help.