“Party With a Purpose” at the nation’s largest annual African-American event.

the ultimate weekend celebration

If you’ve never experienced the Essence Musical Festival in New Orleans, you are in for a treat. The Essence Music Festival, is known as “The Party With a Purpose,” is the nation’s largest annual African-American event and gathering of musical talent in the world. This multigenerational Festival offers free Empowerment Seminars during the day and exciting performances at night at the New Orleans Superdome where Festival goers can dance and sing along with the biggest names in entertainment—rhythm and blues, classic soul, hip-hop, neo-soul, and jazz.

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Packages & Add On’s

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Clar' Escapes Travel's Essence Festival Packages are custom built to maximize your Essence experience.  Year after year, our clients from all over the world to enjoy our Essence Packages  We invite you to browse through our packages and monthly payment plans and book with us today! Early Bird Pricing Available

Payment Plan

  • Initial Deposit of $50.00 per person for Hotel and Party Packages

  • Initial Deposit of $150.00 per person for Hotel and Concert Packages

  • Monthly Payments over time according to your Billing Schedule

  • Your Payment Plan Schedule will indicate your required Monthly Amount


 

Package A

Meet & Greet Party

  • Your choice of hotel ( Scroll down to See Hotel Choices)

  • Complimentary Meet & Greet Theme Party ( Friday)

  • Welcome Gift Bag ( includes Commemorative T-shirt)

  • Clar’ Escapes Travel Hosts on Site with you

  • Additional Hotel Nights can be added if available


Package B

VIP on the River Boat Party

 
  • Your choice of hotel ( Scroll down to See Hotel Choices)

  • Complimentary Meet & Greet Theme Party ( Friday)

  • VIP on the River Boat Party on Steamboat Natchez (Saturday Mid- Day)

  • Boat Party includes All you can Eat Buffet and Premium Alcohol Bar)

  • Welcome Gift Bag ( includes Commemorative T-shirt)

  • Clar’ Escapes Travel Hosts on Site with you

  • Additional Hotel Nights can be added if available


Package C

all White Boat Party

  • Your choice of hotel ( Scroll down to See Hotel Choices)

  • Complimentary Meet & Greet Theme Party ( Friday)

  • Tickets to all White Boat Party on Creole Queen ( Saturday- Mid- Day)

  • Tickets to Exclusive Comedy Show – Sunday- Mid- Day

  • Tickets to Spoken Word Concert Sunday- Mid- Day

  • Black Film Review- Sunday- Mid- Day

  • Welcome Gift Bag ( includes Commemorative T-shirt)

  • Clar’ Escapes Travel Hosts on Site with you

  • Additional Hotel Nights can be added if available


Package Enhancements

Add On’s & optional transportation

  • New Orleans City Tour- Sunday Morning … $30.00 pp

  • 3 Day Street Car Trolley Pass … $9.00 pp

  • 3 Day Concert Tickets in Plaza Section … $550.00 pp

    Plaza Section is 1 level above floor (Friday, Sat, Sun)

  • 3 Day Concert Tickets on Floor call us for availability

Motor Coach and Flight Options

  •  Motor Coach Package from Orlando or Tallahassee Florida

    Please call or email us for details: ( 407) 917-2030

  • Flight Package from Orlando or Ft.Lauderdale/Miami area

    Please call or email us for details: ( 407) 917-2030

 

In The Heart of New Orleans

 

Every Clar’ Escapes Travel Essence Package hotel is located in prime locations in the heart of New Orleans and close to festival activities. Whether you’re returning to Essence for another year, or this is your first time —we’ll make sure you experience the custom travel experience we’re known for. Clar’ Escapes Travel is offering 5 dream locations in New Orleans, including;

 

Hilton Riverside

2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Connected by a walkway to The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, this upscale convention hotel overlooks the Mississippi River. The Hilton Riverside is across the street from Harrah’s and nextdoor to the Convention Center. View Package & Pricing options at Hilton Riverside >>


 

Hampton Inn & Suites
Convention Center

1201 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130

Set across two towers - one a historic warehouse, the other a modern build - the newly renovated Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center hotel offers unique accommodations in the heart of New Orleans.

The hotel is conveniently located across the street from Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and the Riverwalk Outlet Mall.

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Homewood Suites by Hilton

901 Poydras Street, New Orleans,Louisiana, 70112, USA

Relax, work or entertain in a residential-style suite at Homewood Suites New Orleans. Our spacious suites are ideal for extended stays and feature separate areas for living, working and sleeping. Catch up with work at the desk, relax on the sofa and watch the TV, or prepare a meal in the fully equipped kitchen.

Complimentary WIFI and comfortable layout is ideal for both business travelers and families alike. Make Homewood Suites your home away from home in New Orleans.

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Hyatt Regency

601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70113

Discover the culture of the Crescent City at Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Centered downtown near Champions Square, Smoothie King Center, and minutes from the historic French Quarter, Arts District, and Mississippi Riverfront. There’s no better place from which to explore the eclectic vibrancy of New Orleans.

All of our packages for the Hyatt Regency are a Standard Room with 2 Double Beds.

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Astor Crowne Plaza, French Quarter

739 Canal Street at Bourbon, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Where Canal Street meets Bourbon Street, the newly renovated Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans provides luxury accommodations amid the beating heart of the legendary French Quarter. Discover a rich diversity of elegant comforts and conveniences, including free Wi-Fi, flat screen HD TVs, a sparkling outdoor seasonal swimming pool, an acclaimed on-site restaurant and state-of-the-art fitness facility. Just outside, you'll enjoy a whirlwind of enchanting festivals, theater, music, cultural exhibits and culinary delights.

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Spectacular Riverfront Location 

Hilton Riverside

Your Clar’ Escapes Travel package includes three or four nights in a standard room with 2 queen beds. King beds available by special requestonly based on availability. Warm rooms feature flat-screens, Wi-Fi (fee), and mini-fridge. The Hilton features several restaurants including Dragos an award winning resturant famous for it’s charboriled oysters.

 

Three Night Packages at Hilton Riverside

 

Four Night Packages at Hilton Riverside

 

 
 

Walking distance to all major New Orleans attractions

Hampton Inn & Suites Convention Center

Set across two towers - one a historic warehouse, the other a modern build - the newly renovated Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center hotel offers unique accommodations in the heart of New Orleans. Located in the Arts & Warehouse District originally developed in the 18th century, the neighborhood is home to many businesses, shops, restaurants and bars. Complimentary hot breakfast daily and WIFI is included.Only four night packages are available at this hotel.

 

Four Night Packages at Hampton Inn & Suites

 
 
 

Comfort & Convenience in Downtown NOLA

Homewood Suites by Hilton

Residential-style suites at Homewood Suites New Orleans offer feature separate areas for living, working and sleeping. Catch up with work, relax on the sofa and watch the TV, or prepare a meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Kitchens include granite counter tops, full-sized refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and twin burner stove.

This hotel is located in the heart of downtown, and just a few blocks walking distance to the Superdome and within walking distance to the French Quarter area.

Complimentary WiFi and daily hot breakdfast are included when you book this package; as well as a one bedroom suite with two queen beds , separate living room with sleeper sofa, and a second television. Only four night packages are available at this hotel.

 

 Four Night Packages at Homewood Suites

 

 
 

Just Steps From the Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Hyatt Regency

Discover the culture of the Crescent City at Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Centered downtown near Champions Square, Smoothie King Center, and minutes from the historic French Quarter, Arts District, and Mississippi Riverfront. All of our packages for the Hyatt Regency are standard rooms with 2 double beds.

 

Three Night Packages at Hyatt Regency

 

Four Night Packages at Hyatt Regency

 
 

Where Canal Street meets Bourbon Street

Astor Crowne Plaza

The newly renovated Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans provides luxury accommodations amid the beating heart of the legendary French Quarter. Discover a rich diversity of elegant comforts and conveniences, including free Wi-Fi, flat screen HD TVs, a sparkling outdoor seasonal swimming pool, an acclaimed on-site restaurant and state-of-the-art fitness facility. Only four night packages are available at this hotel.

 

Four Night Packages at Astor Crowne Plaza