Last week, AAA Four-Diamond hotel the InterContinental announced a $3.5 million dollar renovation on its ballroom just in time for the holiday season – though, we’d say wedding season!

The InterContinental is in a prime location in the heart of the Central Business District on St. Charles Avenue, and acts as a popular spot during Carnival season.

The renovation – which was led by the design team at Element526 out of Birmingham, Alabama – included a floor-to-ceiling makeover for the hotel’s third-floor meeting space, as well as the La Salle Ballroom.

In total, the hotel offers the ability for guests to host an event for up to 700 people within the updated space, which covers 8,330 square feet in total.

“No other hotel in New Orleans offers a comparable combination of style, flexibility and location,” said John Romano, general manager, in a press release about the new space.  “We feel confident that this upgrade will strike a positive chord with brides, event planners and gala organizers who want a sophisticated venue for their special occasions and because it was designed to accommodate any large gathering, business leaders will feel right at home hosting clients, partners, investors and colleagues.”

Click here for more information on the InterContinental. Contact Gina Chimeno, director of sales and marketing, at gina.chimeno@icneworleans.com for any information on events, meetings or group sales.

Jan. 5 Bridal Show

In other news, the New Orleans Bride magazine Winter Bridal Show is set for Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, at The Higgins Hotel on Magazine Street.

Meet and greet with the top wedding professionals around the city, while sipping on complimentary champagne and entering to win various door prizes.

The show is 6-8 p.m. Brides get free admission and tickets for guests are $25 in advance.

The Higgins is also offering Bridal Show attendees a special $99 room rate for the event. Stay at the hotel for one-night Jan. 5-6 or a two-night stay from Jan. 4-6. Reservations must be made by Dec. 28.

More information on the show and the hotel can be found at brideneworleans.com.