In 2013, the Louisiana State Legislature passed Act 410 authorizing an assessment of 1.75% on the daily hotel room rate, applied to the consumer the same as and in conjunction with sales tax.  The assessment is not applicable to incidental or any other such charges and is mandatory to the hotel guest under Louisiana state law.

These funds will be directly used to manage New Orleans’ tourism industry and also to provide the first ever dedicated funding stream for infrastructure and public safety improvements to the French Quarter.

The Tourism Support Assessment is anticipated to be effective on April 1, 2014.  At this time we are proactively reaching out in notification to make certain you are aware of this legislative act and provide this information should you wish to communicate within your organization or to your attendees in advance of arrival.  Our team is available to answer any questions or to provide additional guidance as you may need, and I welcome you to reach out if we can be of assistance.

We look forward to working with you and thank you sincerely for choosing New Orleans and the Doubletree Hotel where your business and event success are our top priorities.