New Orleans
Paddlewheels Inc.

365 Canal Street,
Suite 820,
New Orleans, LA 70130
504.529.4567 or 1.800.445.4109

About Us

New Orleans Hospitality Companies

New Orleans Hospitality Companies is the trade-name adopted for use as an identity to manage the diverse yet integrated companies that follow:

Jean Lafitte Swamp & Airboat Tours Established in 1990
504.689.4286 & 800-445-4109
Deep in Louisiana's meandering swamplands, yet only 20 minutes from downtown New Orleans, narrated tours, by a regional native guide, are offered daily aboard one of our four 60-passenger, covered boats. Our 15-passenger airboats allow for an up-close & personal view of the authentic swamps and bayous, accessible only by airboat.

New Orleans Paddlewheels, Inc. Established 1983
504.529.4567 & 800-445-4109
New Orleans Paddlewheels, Inc. operates the New Orleans most luxurious excursion vessel, the 1,000 passenger Paddlewheeler Creole Queen on the Mississippi River in New Orleans. The vessel is available for daily excursions and private charters.

New Orleans Tours, Inc. Established 1973
New Orleans Tours, operating a fleet of over 50 climate controlled vehicles, including 47-passenger motor coaches, 25 passenger mini-busses, and 15 passenger vans, is the leading transportation and sightseeing company serving the New Orleans hospitality industry. Daily sightseeing tours are available.

The Ambassador Hotel
Located four blocks from the world famous French Quarter, 3 blocks from the New Orleans Convention Center & adjacent to Harrah's New Orleans Casino! We're just seconds from the Odgen Museum of Southern Art, the World War 2 Museum & Louisiana Children's Museum. Three 19th-century warehouses were renovated to create this beautiful historic hotel - a blend of the old & new, convenience & comfort. The Ambassador Hotel is a smoke free enviroment hotel. A New Orleans Boutique Hotel.

Royal St. Charles Hotel Established 2000
Elegant and intimate, the Royal St. Charles Hotel is located on the Street Car line and just one block from the French Quarter. The Royal St. Charles Hotel offers convenience and comfort for both business travelers and families, accommodating visitors with 143 rooms and suites and over 3,800 square feet of meeting space. A New Orleans Boutique Hotel.

Airport Shuttle, Inc. Established 1991
Airport Shuttle, Inc. is the official ground transportation company for the New Orleans International Airport with a fleet of 60 clean burning, propane-fueled 10 passenger vans and mini-busses. Airport Concierge meet and greet service is available.

Destination Management, Inc. (DMI) Established 1989

DMI Convention Planning
DMI Convention Planning is a full service destination management company specializing in programs for convention, corporate and incentive travel including spouse activities, party planning, transportation services, entertainment and decor, speakers, and team building activities.

DMI Sports & Special Events offers New Orleans and special event packages for individuals and groups. DMI is the official travel company of the New Orleans Saints, packaging both home and away games, the Essence Music Festival, and the Allstate Sugarbowl Classic. Cruise Ship Transportation, operated by DMI, offers convenient charter air service to groups for convention and sporting events.

On The Town - Restaurant ReservationsEstablished 1983
On The Town is a concierge service available free to all convention visitors. A variety of dining services, as well as shopping and entertainment information is offered.

Professional Memberships Include:

  • American Bus Association (ABA)
  • Hospitality Education & Networking Alliance (HENA)
  • Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA)
  • Louisiana Travel & Promotion Association (LTPA)
  • Meeting Planners International (MPI)
  • National Association of Catering Executives (NACE)
  • National Tour Association (NTA)
  • New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau (NOMCVB)
  • Ontario Motor Coach Association (OMCA)
  • Passenger Vessel Association (PVA)
  • Travel Industry Association of America (TIA)

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