Community Spotlight: The Marquee Opens With Habitat Build


There are few resorts or venues that begin their tenure in a city the way that The Marquee by Bluegreen Vacations did. They chose to begin their grand opening weekend in New Orleans by working on two Habitat for Humanity homes in the Lower 9th Ward.

On June, 29 employees of both Bluegreen Vacations and The Marquee joined with Habitat for Humanity to complete various tasks at two separate Habitat for Humanity houses.

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What an amazing day on site with @bgvmarquee @bluegreenvacations! Big thanks to @sashapieterse and @theoliviajordan and @jasonleelewis for coming out to help celebrate @bgvmarquee's grand opening by helping build a Habitat home in the Lower Ninth Ward!

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Of course, after the work was done, the group did have a lavish grand opening party for their location on Elk Place in New Orleans’ historic theater district. Everything about the location pays homage to that fact, with strategically placed augmented reality elements designed to bring the hotel’s Storyville characters to life.

Photo courtesy of The Marquee
Photo by Jenn Bentley
Photo by Jenn Bentley

One of the best things about The Marquee is its expansive view of the city. From the venue’s rooftop deck, you can see a gorgeous panorama that highlights some of the best spots in New Orleans.

Photo courtesy of The Marquee

Their grand opening party, much like the hotel itself, was a celebration of New Orleans people and culture. Musical artist Judith Hill performed a mix of her signature style of R&B, funk, hip-hop, and jazz, followed by a truly New Orleans tradition: a second line parade down Elk Place.

Local celebrities, such as New Orleans’ own Nola Chic were in attendance as well.

For more information on The Marquee, you can visit their website, here.

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