Essence of Nola

New Orleans, LA, USA

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Jun 30 - Jul 3, 2023
Group size: 1 - 16
Essence of Nola
New Orleans, LA, USA

Travel Like A Boss
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$NaN
Jun 30 - Jul 3, 2023
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

Are you ready to Sprinkle Your Black Girl Magic all over NEW ORLEANS??

Join us for a weekend of pure Essence at Essence Festival 2023!


There’s nothing New Orleans lacks for when it comes to a weekend away at Essence Festival. The Big Easy’s got it all: award-winning restaurants, sexy cocktail bars, stellar shopping, endless history, and hot hotels with charm to spare.


Essence Festival, is largest music festival in the country that celebrates African-American culture. The event was originally planned as a one-time event to celebrate the silver jubilee of  Essence magazine. Famous as ‘the party with a purpose,’ the event’s success encouraged the organizers to make it into an annual music festival. The main idea behind the event is to empower and offer a platform to musicians, artists, speakers, and entrepreneurs of the African-American community. 


Hotel Accommodations

The Hilton New Orleans St Charles Hotel is a 4-Diamond; boutique hotel is centrally located within walking distance to all that is New Orleans in the Downtown/Central Business District of the city.  Upon your arrival you will be overwhelmed by the elaborate trim façade of their archway entrance and the clanging bell of the St. Charles Avenue Street Car. 


Hilton New Orleans, great location allows them the opportunity of accommodating everyone’s interests. They are a few short blocks away from the excitement of the world famous French Quarter. You will be close enough to delight in the revelry of the Quarter but far enough to enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep as you dream of your New Orleans experiences.


The Hilton St Charles places you within walking distance to the exciting nightlife, some the city’s finest restaurants and entertainment venues. The St Charles Streetcar boards right outside their doors and will take you to the Garden District where you can experience grand, historic homes of the uptown elite. All of the guests will enjoy this outstanding location as their starting point to the many experiences New Orleans has to offer. 


The hotel features 252 newly, appointed guest accommodations and 24 suites. Their services include valet parking, business center, state of the art fitness facility, valet dry cleaning. The guest room amenities are endless, starting with the Hilton Serenity Bedding with down duvet and pillows, large work area desk with ergonomic chair, mini-refrigerators, coffee/tea maker, HS wireless internet service, in-room safes, iron and ironing board, two-line phone with voice mail and of course in-room dining is available. 


Check in: 3pm

Check out: 11am

Incidental Fee: $50 a night, but if you use valet parking the fee will cover it

Valet Parking: $50 a night


Payment

The hotel is contracted out, select how many people will be staying in your room. (1 King bedroom sleeps 2 people, 2 double bedroom sleeps 4 people max). Price is based per perso.


You have the option of paying balance in full or you can pay a non-refundable deposit of $25 per person, with the remaining balance is due by April 1st, 2023


Once you book, your will receive an email confirmation with booking number for the hotel with 24 hours.


If you have any questions, feel free to email us at thetravellikeaboss@gmail.com

 

Incidental Fee: $50 a night, but if you use valet parking the fee will cover it

Valet Parking: $50 a night

Packing List

 What to Pack

  • 2-3 bathing suits and cover ups (caftans and sarongs are great too)
  • Several dresses, rompers 
  • Shorts and t-shirts, if you prefer
  • Flip flops and strappy sandals- leave the heels at home
  • Light sweater or wrap for evenings
  • A summery cross-body bag for around town and/or straw clutch for evenings 
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen 
  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Anti-chafing balm – it’ll be hot, so it keeps your thighs from chafing (glam, I know)
  • Battery pack
  • Collapsible Water Bottle
  • Pajamas for the Pajama Party

Travel Notes

Some great things to know:


- To get around New Orleans, we would mostly be using the Street Cars/Trolley. Price is $3 for the entire day

- Ridesharing is very expensive during the peak hours of Essence Fest

- Frenchman Street is way better than Bourbon Street

- Best place to get a Hurricane Drink is Tropical Isle

- Don't rush to Cafe Du Monde, because there are other places that serve better beignets

- Stay hydrated

- Bring sunscreen and hand sanitizer

- Follow Essence Fest on social media to stay updated on announcements and ticket sales





Terms + Conditions

 We are Travel Like a Boss and are excited to help you with your travel needs. Please get familiar with our Terms & Conditions. 

The following terms and conditions apply to any trip booked with Travel Like a Boss (hereinafter referred to as “TLAB” “our” “us”).  By booking a trip with TLAB you (hereinafter referred to as, “you” “your” or “traveler”) acknowledge that you (i) are 21 years of age or older, (ii) understand and accept these terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”) and (iii) are entering into a contractual relationship with TLAB.


Price Policy

All trip prices are as posted on the TLAB website at the time of booking and do not include airfare.  Trips are priced per person, based on shared occupancy.  Single rooms may be available at an additional cost and the prices will be listed where applicable.  Prior to booking, prices are subject to change without notice.  If you are using our payment plan option, you must submit a non-refundable, non-transferable, per person deposit (equivalent to the first month’s installment payment or other amount determined by TLAB in its sole discretion) at the time of booking to reserve your space.


Payment Schedule 

Traveler understands and agrees to satisfy their balance in full no less than 60 days prior to the date of arrival. Should Traveler fail to submit the final payment 60 days out, a 10% late fee will be assessed each day based on the original amount.

If Traveler fails to submit payment in full by 45 days prior to the date of arrival, TLAB reserves the right to cancel booking and retain 100% of funds paid.

TLAB will notify Traveler in writing of the date & frequency of the scheduled payments.


Credit Card Payment/Processing

TLAB uses a third-party credit card processing company to provide Traveler with a convenient way of submitting payment. Traveler agrees to update Company’s records in the event that Travelers credit/debit card/bank account is closed, expires, or is no longer active for whatever reason. Traveler may contact TLAB directly to provide updated payment information: thetravellikeaboss@gmail.com


Declined Payment

In the event that payment is attempted by TLAB and is subsequently declined, Company will provide Traveler with a courtesy email notifying Traveler of the declined payment method. If the past due payment is not paid within three (3) days of its due date, there will be a 10% late fee assessed for that interval’s payment.

If payment has not been submitted within seven (7) days of the first payment attempt, TLAB will cancel the Travelers booking and & retain all paid funds.


Refunds

All payment to TLAB is non-refundable and non-transferrable. This is because TLAB has contractual agreements with our hotel, airlines, transportation, and other vendors that will not allow us to obtain any refunds.


Payment Disputes

Traveler agrees to not file a payment dispute or chargeback through their bank/financial institution and to instead utilize her travel insurance in the event that she can no longer attend the planned trip.

Traveler agrees to not file a chargeback in violation of TLAB’s Refund Policy. In the event that a chargeback is requested and/or processed, Traveler agrees to repay TLAB for the full amount and be responsible for any fees incurred in recouping payment, including attorney’s fees.


Passport and Travel Documents

Traveler is responsible for securing a valid passport. Upon signing up to attend a planned trip, Traveler will send via e-mail a photocopy of their passport, displaying the expiration date. Ninety (90) days prior to the Date of Arrival, Traveler will send an updated copy of their passport.

Some destination countries require a tourist visa to be secured before entering the country. Traveler understands that it is their responsibility to secure the visa and will do so at the time of purchasing Traveler’s airline ticket(s).

If a visa is required for your planned trip, Traveler agrees to purchase their airline ticket and obtain a visa within thirty (30) days of booking their trip.

It is the responsibility of the Traveler to ensure that there are adequate amounts of passport and visa pages within their passport booklet, in accordance with the requirements of the planned trip destination. TLAB will not be liable in the event that Traveler fails to ensure that Traveler’s travel documents are in order.


Travel Insurance

Each Traveler is required to purchase a travel insurance policy within fourteen (14) days of booking their planned trip. The insurance policy must include a minimum of $100,000 of coverage and should cover emergency transportation/evacuation and trip cancellation in the amount of the planned trip costs, at minimum. Traveler will provide TLAB with a digital copy of their travel insurance policy within fourteen (14) days of booking their planned trip.

TLAB may include travel insurance with your planned trip. 


Purchase of Airline Tickets

Traveler is responsible for purchasing their airline ticket to the origination city of the planned trip. TLAB is not responsible for any delays caused by the airline, missed flights due to Traveler error, or otherwise.

Traveler agrees to purchase their airline ticket as soon as possible, no later than 120 days prior to the Date of Arrival. Traveler will provide TLAB with a digital copy of their airline reservation 120 days prior to the Date of Arrival.

One (1) week prior to the Date of Arrival, Traveler will provide an updated digital copy of their travel itinerary to TLAB. 

In the event that Traveler arrives prior to the planned trip Date of Arrival, transportation from the airport will not be provided by TLAB. TLAB will provide Traveler with a window of time (based on local time) during which transportation will be provided.


Covid-19

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and people with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. 

By booking a trip with Travel Like a Boss, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. (Your company name) will not be held responsible or liable if you or your party get Covid-19. 

We recommend getting Travel Insurance that covers Covid-19.


Alcohol + Substance Abuse

Travel Like a Boss do not, under any circumstances, accept responsibility for any damages that result to yourself or anyone else due to the consumption of alcoholic beverages or any other substances. We cannot take any responsibility for the effect drinks or other substances  may have on people.

As such, we do not accept liability for any loss, damage, death, or inconvenience that abusing alcohol or other substances may cause you.

What’s included

  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Airport Transfers
  • Brunch Reservation
    Reservation for Brunch at a Court of Two Sisters or Similar
  • Travel Like a Boss Bag
  • Airline Tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tickets to Essence Fest
    Tickets usually go on sale 2 months prior to Essence Fest

Available Packages

SINGLE OCCUPANCY--1 KING BED NON-SMOKING
Available until April 1, 2023Sold Out

Booking for 1 person with 1 King bed.  King bed making it an ideal room for business travel. Enjoy a relaxing stay in this room, with a variety of features designed for comfort and convenience. Relax and enjoy the premium TV channels, or pamper yourself with a range of exclusive bath amenities. Keep on top of business at the desk with ergonomic chair and stay up to date with WiFi. This room also has a Hilton alarm clock radio with MP3 connection. The king-sized Hilton Serenity bed features deluxe, allergen-free down comforters and pillows, elegantly striped sheets and duvet cover, plus a mattress set custom designed for added support and comfort. 

$1,039
Deposit: $25
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY--1 KING BED NON-SMOKING
Available until April 1, 2023Sold Out

Booking for 2 people with 1 King bed.  King bed making it an ideal room for business travel. Enjoy a relaxing stay in this room, with a variety of features designed for comfort and convenience. Relax and enjoy the premium TV channels, or pamper yourself with a range of exclusive bath amenities. Keep on top of business at the desk with ergonomic chair and stay up to date with WiFi. This room also has a Hilton alarm clock radio with MP3 connection. The king-sized Hilton Serenity bed features deluxe, allergen-free down comforters and pillows, elegantly striped sheets and duvet cover, plus a mattress set custom designed for added support and comfort.  

$532
Deposit: $25
SINGLE OCCUPANCY--2 Double Beds
Available until April 1, 2023Sold Out

Booking for 1 person with 2 double beds. Great for family travel.  Enjoy a relaxing stay in this room, with a variety of features designed for comfort and convenience. Relax and enjoy the premium TV channels or pamper yourself with a range of exclusive bath amenities. Keep on top of business at the desk with ergonomic chair and stay up to date with WiFi. This room also has a Hilton alarm clock radio with MP3 connection. The two double Hilton Serenity beds feature deluxe, allergen-free down comforters and pillows, elegantly striped sheets and duvet cover, plus mattress sets custom designed for added support and comfort.     

$1,075
Deposit: $25
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY--2 DOUBLE BEDS
Available until April 1, 2023Sold Out

Booking for 2 people with 2 double beds. Great for family travel.  Enjoy a relaxing stay in this room, with a variety of features designed for comfort and convenience. Relax and enjoy the premium TV channels or pamper yourself with a range of exclusive bath amenities. Keep on top of business at the desk with ergonomic chair and stay up to date with WiFi. This room also has a Hilton alarm clock radio with MP3 connection. The two double Hilton Serenity beds feature deluxe, allergen-free down comforters and pillows, elegantly striped sheets and duvet cover, plus mattress sets custom designed for added support and comfort.  

$550
Deposit: $25
TRIPLE OCCUPANCY--2 DOUBLE BEDS
Available until April 1, 2023Sold Out

Booking for 3 people with 2 double beds. Great for family travel.  Enjoy a relaxing stay in this room, with a variety of features designed for comfort and convenience. Relax and enjoy the premium TV channels or pamper yourself with a range of exclusive bath amenities. Keep on top of business at the desk with ergonomic chair and stay up to date with WiFi. This room also has a Hilton alarm clock radio with MP3 connection. The two double Hilton Serenity beds feature deluxe, allergen-free down comforters and pillows, elegantly striped sheets and duvet cover, plus mattress sets custom designed for added support and comfort.   

$375
Deposit: $25
QUADRUPLE OCCUPANCY--2 DOUBLE BEDS
Available until April 1, 2023Sold Out

Booking for 4 people with 2 double beds. Great for family travel.  Enjoy a relaxing stay in this room, with a variety of features designed for comfort and convenience. Relax and enjoy the premium TV channels or pamper yourself with a range of exclusive bath amenities. Keep on top of business at the desk with ergonomic chair and stay up to date with WiFi. This room also has a Hilton alarm clock radio with MP3 connection. The two double Hilton Serenity beds feature deluxe, allergen-free down comforters and pillows, elegantly striped sheets and duvet cover, plus mattress sets custom designed for added support and comfort.    

$290
Deposit: $25
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