Ray Liuzza, force for New Orleans tourism, dies at age 83 |‎ NOLA.com

Ray A. Liuzza, a longtime tourism industry leader, hotel developer and former chief executive of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, died Dec. 24 at Ochsner Medical Center of mantle cell lymphoma. He was 83. Mr. Liuzza also was a former advertising executive. He was the only person to serve as both the unpaid president of the board that oversees the Convention Center and its paid chief executive. He developed the International Hotel, now the DoubleTree by Hilton, on Canal Street and the Holiday Inn Select, now the Hotel New Orleans Convention Center, on Convention Center Boulevard...

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