The new Club MSY, a premium lounge, opened at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
At the center is a saxophone-shaped bar, along with other premium elements, like a handblown crystal chandelier, photography by David Spielman and artwork by Ayo Scott — both local artists. The 4,700-square-foot lounge sits on the third level of the airport’s Concourse A.
Visitors can enjoy New Orleans-inspired cuisine created by Chef John Folse, and cocktails and spirits curated by mixologist Kathy Casey. The lounge, from Airport Dimensions, includes various “zones” for productivity, relaxation, rest, replenishment (dining), refreshing (restrooms and showers) and a bar.
The new lounge is the 24th airport lounge by Airport Dimensions (part of the Collinson group), and follows the recent opening of Club SJC at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International. It’s open to members of Priority Pass, LoungeKey and Lounge Club. Day passes are $40, discounts are extended to AAA members. Hours are 4:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m., daily.
This is the third lounge inside Louis Armstrong International Airport’s new terminal, which opened November 2019. The airport also has a Delta Sky Club on the third floor of Concourse C and a United Club on the first level of Concourse C.
Marketing research company MMGY Travel Intelligence and nonprofit organization Destinations International Foundation recently released findings of a survey regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on North American destination organizations. The survey was conducted in two parts: March 4–8 and March 16–22. Employees of city, region and state destination organizations in North America completed the survey.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
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The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
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