Gray Line heads back to New Orleans with three tours October 14, 2005 Share 1 -- Loews New Orleans to start reopening processLoews New Orleans Hotel will begin the first phase of its post-Katrina reopening on Oct. 17.Located in the Warehouse District, the hotel was spared the damage of standing water, according to the management. Renovations are underway and the reception area, lobby, bar, meetings space and ballroom are restored and functional.Local companies in need of office space and lodging for employees will get first choice on the hotels available space.For more information, call the hotels general manager Steve Ferran at (504) 595-5305. -- D.C.NEW ORLEANS -- Gray Line New Orleans resumed three of its New Orleans tours on limited schedules as of Oct. 14. According to a company announcement, The French Quarter and many of New Orleans greatest architectural assets are intact. As New Orleans continues to restore and rebuild, Gray Line remains a part of the fabric of this great city and we are pleased to announce that our tour operations have resumed.The tours that are starting again are the French Quarter, the Old South and Oak Alley Plantation and the Swamp and Bayou itineraries.For more information, visit Gray Lines travel agent site at www.grayline.com/traveltrade or the companys consumer site at www.grayline.com.To contact the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail to David Cogswell at email@example.com.