The New Orleans Marriott, in New Orleans, recently completed a $6.5 million renovation to its lobby and restaurant. Additions and improvements include a Starbucks, a separate room for private functions in the hotel's restaurant and new, modern decor. The hotel features 47 meeting rooms totaling 80,000 square feet of meeting space. The Grand Ballroom has space for 3,600 people. For more information, call 866/530-3763 or visit www.neworleansmarriott.com.