New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center Welcomes NBA Players and Fans to New Orleans for 2008 NBA All-Star Weekend

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The New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center is rolling out the red carpet in anticipation of NBA All-Star 2008 weekend taking place from February 15-17, 2008.

The New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center is rolling out the red carpet in anticipation of NBA All-Star 2008 weekend taking place from February 15-17, 2008.

Since the announcement that New Orleans would be hosting the 2008 NBA All-Star events, this New Orleans, LA, riverfront hotel has begun preparing for a packed house. With a weeklong celebration of all things basketball just around the corner, New Orleans as a whole is anticipating a surge of visitors, coming for this widespread event.

The weekend will kick-off on Friday, February 15, with the league's top rookies and second-year players, playing in the annual T-Mobile Rookie Challenge. Saturday is a day packed full of events, including the 15th Annual NBA All-Star Jam Session taking place at The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, which is across the street from the Marriott hotel in downtown New Orleans. The Jam Session is known as the world's largest interactive basketball theme park, which offers over 450,000 square feet of basketball entertainment for basketball fans of all ages. Saturday night will feature a Shooting Stars competition which will showcase NBA, WNBA, and NBA legends in a riveting game, followed by a Skills Challenge, Three-Point Shootout, and the highly-anticipated main event, the Slam Dunk Contest.

With so many activities going on during the weekend, the Marriott promises to be a satisfying location to relax and unwind between events and in the evenings. Located in the Warehouse/Arts District, this luxury hotel is directly across the street from the Convention Center, and the Port of New Orleans. The Marriott is also within walking distance to the French Quarter, Harrah's Casino and other famous attractions.

Guests can savor Wolfe's in the Warehouse, which is known as a modern New Orleans destination restaurant in New Orleans, LA, that serves up fabulous continental cuisine in a family-friendly atmosphere. After dinner, guests will return to private spaces highlighted by plush new bedding packages enhance the comfort of each guest room and suite. LCD TVs, plush bathrobes and ultra-chic décor, all offer guests the convenience of modern technology blended with style.

Experiencing the city through the lens of the Marriott's hotel in New Orleans, and discover just how luxurious a star-studded weekend of basketball can be.

About New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center
Discover a New Orleans, LA, hotel that delivers a legendary experience rich with historic elements at the Marriott New Orleans Convention Center Hotel. Located in the Warehouse/Arts District, this New Orleans riverfront hotel is across the street from the Convention Center and Port of New Orleans, as well as within walking distance to the French Quarter, Harrah's Casino, and the city s finest shopping and dining establishments. Housed in a former cotton mill from the mid-1800's, this riverfront hotel in New Orleans expertly combines classic antiques with modern amenities and trendy decor. Indulge in luxurious accommodations, as well as fine dining at Wolfe's in the Warehouse featuring exceptional Creole cuisine prepared by celebrity chef Tom Wolfe. Take advantage of the fully equipped business center and 24,464 sq ft of flexible meeting space designed for corporate events. Have your expectations exceeded when you make your New Orleans hotel reservation at Marriott New Orleans Convention Center Hotel. For more information or to make a reservation call 504-613-2888 or visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/msymc-new-orleans-marriott-at-the-convention-center/.

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