Lodging and Logistics
To help offset the rising cost of meeting space, we are offering a discounted conference registration rate for those staying at the conference host hotel (Marriott). The discounted conference rate is for those staying at the host hotel, after the room block is sold-out, conference discount rates will not be available.
Lodging: New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Reserve your room here
by Friday, October 26, to guarantee the low negotiated room rates and secure the discounted conference registration rate! Be sure to book your rooms early—our block sold out last year!
Single/Double: $149 (plus taxes); Triple: +$25; Quad: +$50
To take advantage of free in-room wifi and other Marriott perks, sign up for the Marriott Rewards program before you book your room at www.marriott.com/rewards/rewards-program.mi
NAI has contracted a great rate with the Marriott at $149 (taxes not included) per night—the government rate listed on GSA is $148 (new rates go into effect September 2018). Please note that the city of New Orleans is having a city-wide event starting on Thursday, November 29, that will affect all hotel rates in the city, which means that hotels will sell out their rooms quickly and are not obligated to honor federal per diem rates. It may be in your best interest to book your room at the Marriott with a guaranteed rate of $149 using the NAI Marriott portal. Please factor in that while you may be paying $1 dollar more than the government per diem per night, your registration rate will increase by $55 for those not staying at the host hotel. To qualify for the NAI “staying at the host hotel” rate you will be asked to provide the Marriott confirmation code on the NAI registration site upon check-out.
$395 Early Bird Registration
Stay at the host hotel and Lower Your Conference Registration Rate!
To take advantage of the discounted conference registration rate, be sure to book your room at our host hotel. Included in the discounted registration rate will be full conference registration plus an invitation-only lunch on Thursday in the Resource Expo. It’s easy! To qualify for the discounted registration rate, first book your room by using the link on our conference website. Once you have reserved your room, visit the conference registration page and enter your Marriott confirmation number when you complete the conference registration process.
Staying at the host hotel helps NAI
By guaranteeing room blocks, associations avoid paying meeting space rental fees, helping to keep conference costs down for all participants. Every night you stay at the host hotel is a night NAI doesn’t have to pay for. When you book in the conference room block, you are helping NAI and your fellow participants.
The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is located 15 miles southeast of the hotel.
Transportation from the airport to the Marriott
The hotel does not provide a shuttle. Transportation options include:
Taxis: Taxi booths are located on the first level of the terminal outside baggage claim belts 1 and 14. Fare for one or two passengers is $36 from the airport to the Central Business District or French Quarter. For three or more passengers, the fare is $15 per person. Taxis are required to accept credit cards.
Airport Shuttle: Shuttle service is available from the airport to hotels and other locations in New Orleans for $24 per person, one-way, or $44 per person, round-trip. These fares include three bags per person. Additional baggage may be subject to additional fees. Passengers can purchase tickets at Airport Shuttle ticket booths located on the first level throughout the baggage claim area.
Uber and Lyft offer transportation services from the airport. Passengers can meet their app-based ride service outside the Ground Transportation Center located on the first floor of the short-term parking garage by crossing the pedestrian crosswalk located outside of Baggage Claim 6.
Car Rental: The Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC) is located a short walk away from the main terminal. Passengers should exit the baggage claim area (first level) near belts 12–14 and continue to the right down a covered walkway to the CONRAC. Nine rental car companies currently operate at the airport.
Valet parking only: $47.57 USD daily (tax included).
Other local parking options are available.