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Luxury New Orleans hotel offers soulful accommodation for National Music Festival

The JW Marriott New Orleans is welcoming out-of-towners to New Orleans for the annual ESSENCE Music Festival taking place Fourth of July weekend at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The festival features three full days of world class music, accompanied by daytime festival activities, featuring free and open-to-the-public ESSENCE Empowerment Seminars, non-profit community organization exhibits, food booths showcasing world renowned New Orleans cuisine, a book fair, author signings, celebrity meet-and-greets, sponsor exhibits, the Essence Boutique, as well as the popular ESSENCE Marketplace, which offers a unique collection of fine arts and crafts for sale throughout the weekend. A stellar lineup of performers to include Rihanna, Kanye West, Chris Rock, Patti Labelle and many other top artists throughout the three-day music extravaganza are sure to set the city ablaze. Hosted by Jonathan Slocumb, this world-class musical event is not to be missed and concludes Sunday, July 6 with an afternoon of gospel music performances. Let the JW Marriott turn a weekend away into a memorable New Orleans getaway, with upscale New Orleans hotel accommodations that include plush new bedding, high-speed Internet access and three phones. Relax and dine at Shula’s: America’s Steak House after long days spent at the festival, and linger over cocktails at the chic Shula’s Lounge before retreating to private spaces for the night, and discover the soulful side of New Orleans.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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