It’s been five years since Hurricane Katrina made her mark on New Orleans and the rebuilding continues today. In an effort to help travelers give back, Marriott New Orleans is offering a “Spirit To Serve New Orleans” voluntourism package available from nine of Marriott’s Big Easy hotels, including the New Orleans Marriott on Canal St.
Starting at $99 per night, the package allows guests to partner with New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity or Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans, through the end of the year, to help rebuild homes hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina and provide food to families impacted by the Gulf oil spill.
The “Spirit to Serve New Orleans” voluntourism package includes:
- A dedicated concierge to coordinate volunteer efforts
- Deluxe accommodations
- Box lunch for two
- Transportation to and from the volunteer site
- Two commemorative t-shirts
The participating hotels are: New Orleans Marriott; JW Marriott New Orleans; New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center; Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel; Renaissance New Orleans Arts; Courtyard New Orleans Downtown near the French Quarter; Courtyard New Orleans Convention Center; SpringHill Suites New Orleans Convention Center; and Residence Inn New Orleans Convention Center.