David Bradley, vice president of convention
and tourism sales at the Shreveport-Bossier
Convention and Tourist Bureau.
During a tour, which lasts about an hour
and a half, groups will receive information
about the care, cultivation and history of
many unique rose varieties.
“At the end of the tour, guests will
actually get to taste roses in tea and jelly,”
Patio Party, Lafayette
A superb Southern meal should be part of
any Louisiana meeting itinerary. At Hook
& Boil ( www.hookandboil.com), located in
nearby Lafayette in Broussard, La., groups
can enjoy a traditional meal outside.
“Hook & Boil can create a crawfish boil,
caught fresh daily from their 3,000-acre
family farm, on its new patio as a fun and
entertaining off-site function,” says Kelly
Strenge, vice president of media relations
and special projects at Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission.
The Cajun-flavored menu at Hook &
Boil includes a variety of seafood dishes,
burgers, po’boys and salads, but according
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every meeting a masterful production,
with creative catering, flexible staging
for up to 180 guests and all your
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leans) was on track to open last month.
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recently underwent a renovation including updates to the hotel lobby, ballroom
atrium, breakout meeting rooms and the
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by the end of this year, bringing the
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Lafayette ( www.hilton.com), formerly
the Hilton Lafayette, opened in May
2015 after completing a transformation
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