Accommodations & Travel
The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel will serve as the official conference headquarters. All conference-related activities – including registration, the NBIA Expo, keynote addresses, sessions and workshops, and tour bus loading, will take place at the hotel.
Located a block from the French Quarter, the Sheraton is well-positioned to allow you to enjoy all that New Orleans has to offer. Be sure to book in some extra time to explore this historic city when the conference is not in session. Learn more about New Orleans at www.neworleansonline.com.
NBIA has secured a block of rooms at this hotel with a special rate of $199 per night for a single or double room. The cutoff date is April 28, 2014. To book a room, call (888) 627-7033; be sure to mention the NBIA group rate. Click here to make an online reservation.
If you are planning to arrive in New Orleans on Friday or Saturday (May 16 or 17), you will be unable to make a reservation at the Sheraton, which is currently sold out for those nights. NBIA has secured a block of overflow rooms at the International House Hotel, which is about three blocks from the conference headquarters. The NBIA rate varies according to the type of room and the dates reserved, ranging from $269 during the weekend to $139 for weeknights. To make a reservation, call (504) 553-9550 and mention the NBIA rate. There is no reservation deadline, but rooms are going quickly, so act now.
Transportation to New Orleans
Several major airlines offer flights into Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). For a complete list of air carriers that service the airport, click here.
Getting to the Sheraton From the Airport
Shuttle: You may reserve a shared-ride service between the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel and Louis Armstrong International Airport through New Orleans Airport Shuttle. Rates are $20 per person one-way/$38 per person roundtrip. Please call (504) 522-3500 for information, or make reservations online at least 24 hours prior to your flight departure time at Sheraton New Orleans Hotel Airport Shuttle.
Taxi: Taxis are available outside of baggage claim. The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is nearly 15 miles from the airport, and the average fare is approximately $33.
Parking: Valet parking service is available for hotel guests at the rate of $38 plus tax per night. They do not offer self-parking. Vehicles are secured in a covered garage adjacent to the hotel. Due to limited space, parking is available on a first-come first-served basis. Due to height restrictions, the hotel cannot accommodate oversized vehicles.
New Orleans Weather
Due to its southern location along the Gulf of Mexico, the New Orleans weather will likely be relatively hot and humid in late May. Average high temperatures for that month are around 85 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius), and lows average around 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius). However, all indoor locations will be well air-conditioned because of the heat and humidity, so be sure to bring layers to wear while attending the conference.