Essence Fest 2019



The Essence Music Festival is celebrating their 25th anniversary so you know it's going down! The "Party with a Purpose" will be one of the biggest events of 2019 and SEEK AND SIP TRAVEL is here to make sure you are in the building! 

Essence Fest is the largest celebration of Black women and Black culture under one roof. Fun times! Celebrities! Beautiful people and of course the renewal of your spirit!  

Did we mention most of the events are free! Yes yes y'all... Free seminars and events surrounding empowerment, beauty, shopping, lifestyle and community are all held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Also, free parties and seminars held in the French Quarter and around downtown New Orleans! 


Seek and Sip Travel has a room for you and your girls at The Trobadour: Hilton Tapestry Collection.

The Troubadour Hotel is a contemporary boutique hotel located just blocks from the Mercedez Benz Superdome, the French Quarter, Bourbon Street and the Uptownneighborhood. Hop on the famed New Orleans streetcar system for a quick scenic ride to the Earnest N. Memorial Convention Center

This new boutique hotel boasts a luxe, yet stylish, modern decor paired with the full Hilton brand service experience. The colorful rooftop bar boasts a boho chic vibe while serving the best in craft cocktails, wine selections and creative dishes with a French Creole flair. 

With your reservation, enjoy...

  • Beds with custom luxe linens and bathrobes to relax (or recuperate) in style

  • Outfitted with cocktail table and chairs or work desk

  • 42" flat screen HDTV with premium channel lineup

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • HomTim M9 bluetooth speaker, device charger and alarm clock

  • Signature cocktail setup and specialty mini bar( additional charge)

  • In-room safe and handheld steamer



Full Package Includes:

  • 4 days / 3 nights at The Troubadour New Orleans Hilton Collection ( Standard Room)
  • Exclusive Seek and Sip Travel Meet and Greet Event (drinks and food included)
  • Seek and Sip Travel Premium Gift Bag
  • 3 day "Jazzy Pass" for streetcar transportation
  • Seek and Sip Travel Host On Site
  • Surprise gift from Seek and Sip Travel

Package does NOT include:

  • Flights or any other mode of transportation
  • Tickets to any of the Essence Fest Concerts ( may be available at a later date)
  • Meals other than those mentioned in itinerary
  • Travel insurance( strongly recommended)


$150 Deposit | Monthly Payments starting at $100 per month


SINGLE KING( max 2 people): $975 per person    |   DOUBLE  QUEEN( max 2 people): $800 per person


TRIPLE QUEEN( max 3 people): $700 per person    |    QUAD QUEEN( max 4 people): $625 per person


****Group air from select cities may be available at a later date. Details to be released when available****

After payment is received, a conformation of payment and details concerning monthly payments will be emailed to you. 



Seek and Sip STRONGLY recommends the purchase of travel insurance for each trip purchase. Here a few reccomendations for travel insurance companies. Seek and Sip travel assumes no responsibility or risk for your choice of insurance. Please contact us for more information. 

Travel Guard 

Allianz Travel Insurance 

TravelEX Travel Insurance 



  • We are NOT affiliated with ESSENCE MAGAZINE or the producers or event coordinators of ESSENCE FEST in any way.

  • You should only buy concert tickets and party passes from reliable ticket sources such as TicketMaster or Essence Fest and/or its distributors. Seek and Sip Travel may have a limited number of tickets available at a later date.

  • Please note The Troubadour: Tapestry Hiton Collection New Orleans only has one king bed or two queen beds with max occupancy rules. Please note this when booking triple or quad occupancy. Any deviation from booked room category and room occuants may result in a non refundable/ non transferable loss of reservation and dismissal from hotel premises.

  • Hotel Industry standards require a credit card from room occupant at time of check in for incidentals. Seek and Sip Travel will not submit CC info on your behalf. You and your roommates should discuss this before checking in. Please note: Using a debit Card may require a monetary hold of funds from associated account in the amount of $250-$500. Please refer to The Troubadour: Tapestry Hiton Collection New Orleans more info regarding their incidental policy.

  • Meet and Greet will tentatively be held Friday, July 5, 2019. Please schedule your flights to arrive BEFORE 5pm on Friday to be included in events. Location and time will be forwarded to you 30 days before the event.

  • Seek and Sip Travel Staff will be on-site for any guests needing assistance at the hotel and/or Meet and Greet Event.



  • Your reservation for the 2019 Essence Fest package signifies your acceptance of our Terms and Conditions.

  • You must make your reservations in the name that is on your government issued ID you will use to check-in at the hotel.

  • All of your payments to Black Pearl Signature Travel dba Seek and Sip Travel are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

  • Travel Insurance is strongly recommended to protect your investment.

  • Seek and Sip Travel only accepts payments by credit card only.

  • Refunds will not be given due to roommate abandonment. We will notify you in the event your roommate fails to make payments and/or cancels their reservation. Please contact us for more details regarding crediting a room in the event of roommate abandonment.

  • Name changes are available on your reservations until May 1, 2019. A $25 name change fee will apply after this date.

  • No payments will be accepted after March 17, 2019.


  • Seek and Sip Travel accepts reservations and payments in full at time of booking and also monthly payments. Please note: PAYMENT SCHEDULES ARE SET BY SEEK AND SIP TRAVEL AND CANNOT BE ALTERED FOR ANY REASON.

  • Payment are non refundable and non transferable.