Week in Review, June 26-30: Essence Fest, HRI Hospitality, City Park, Breeze

NEW ORLEANS  — This week, New Orleans hotels and restaurants greeted Essence Fest attendees with open arms. The annual music and culture event, now in its 29th year, provides a big boost for the tourism industry during the city’s hot, traditionally slow summer months.

“Essence Festival of Culture is important to New Orleans not only economically, but culturally, and it sends a powerful message to the world that New Orleans is built to host events of this caliber,” said Kelly Schulz, senior vice president, communications and public relations of New Orleans & Company.

Here are more of the week’s top business headlines:

Digital Sponsors / Become a Sponsor

Follow the issues, companies and people that matter most to business in New Orleans.

Email Newsletter

Sign up for our email newsletter