This week, a few New Orleans companies made headlines.


New Orleans & Company, previously the New Orleans CVB, announced Nov. 23 that for the third year in a row it received a Best of Weddings award from The Knot magazine for 2021. The Best of Weddings awards are determined by the millions of users, who review various professionals across all wedding-related fields.

“Receiving The Knot Best of Weddings award for the third year in a row is such an honor,” said Kim Priez, senior vice president of Tourism at New Orleans & Company, in a press release about the award. “We take great pride in the level of service we provide to our couples and appreciate such a designation from one of the most respected sources in the industry, establishing New Orleans as a choice wedding destination and our company as a respected wedding resource.”

New Orleans & Company provides a vast array of wedding-related information to local couples and those picking the Big Easy as their destination wedding locale. In addition, its dedicated wedding specialist Rachel Funel is available for complimentary assistance to those planning a wedding in New Orleans. The services offered vary from receiving group hotel rates to helping to select a wedding date. All resources from New Orleans & Company’s wedding section can be found on


In addition, The Higgins Hotel and Conference Center, Curio Collection by Hilton was recently named a finalist in USA Today’s 10Best awards’ “Best New Hotel” list. The reader’s choice list is currently in its finalist voting stage and USA Today readers can cast one vote per day. The Higgins Hotel is the only New Orleans hotel named on the list and voting ends Dec. 14. To vote and see who else made the lists for different categories, visit