Discounted Hotel Rates & Travel
The AIA and SCS have set up dedicated AM hotel booking websites for conference participants to book at the discounted hotel rates of $159 USD per night, plus taxes for a single (one bed) or double (two beds) hotel room (up to four people are allowed per room) and the rate includes complimentary in room High Speed Internet. We suggest always using the official links provided on this website to make your hotel reservations. Please note that the discounted conference rates are valid for hotel reservations at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel for January 2, 2015, through January 14, 2015, and at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel January 4, 2015, through January 11, 2015, and are based on availability. The deadline to reserve your rooms at the discounted rate is Monday, December 15, 2015.
We are excited to welcome attendees to the official AM Hotel the Sheraton New Orleans, which is located at 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. The Sheraton is the headquarter hotel of the AM. It will host the majority of the conference including academic sessions and committee/interest group meetings as well as the Exhibit Hall, AM registration, and special events. For a complete list of amenities offered at the hotel please click here. To make your reservation at the Sheraton via phone, please call 1-888-627-7033 and request the AIA and SCS Annual Meeting discounted group rate.
The New Orleans Marriott hotel will offer a smaller inventory of rooms for our Annual Meeting attendees and will host some session, committee/interest group meetings, the AIA Educators' Conference, as well as evening receptions. The Marriott is located a stone's throw away from the Sheraton, directly across the street at 555 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130. For a complete list of amenities offered at the hotel please click here. To make your reservation at the Marriott via phone, please call 1-800- 654-3990 and request the "AIA and SCS, Archaeological Institute of America, or Society for Classical Studies" discounted group rate or reference the group code "AAI". Please note, the Marriott is currently sold out online to non-annual meeting attendees. We suggest booking your rooms as soon as possible if you are planning on staying at the Marriott.
The hotels are ideally located on the historic Canal Street streetcar line overlooking the Mississippi River. They are within walking distance to the French Quarter with Bourbon Street, famous restaurants and nightclubs, live music, fantastic shopping, museums, historic sites, unique architecture and a one-of-a-kind, spirited atmosphere. A five minute walk also takes you to the Aquarium of the Americas, IMAX Theater, JAX Brewery, and the Riverwalk Marketplace. Additionally, from the front door you can also catch a breezy, relaxing ride up Canal Street to City Park and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Both properties offer rooftop pools and state of the art fitness centers. They also feature tour desks, business centers, Starbucks and valet overnight parking for a fee. Fun fact: the Sheraton is a dog-friendly property (up to 40 lbs.)
Local Guide: A local guide of cultural places to visit, great local restaurant suggestions, and general things not to be missed during your visit to New Orleans is coming soon.
Airfare Discount: Delta is offering a two to five percent discount on flights. To utilize the Meeting/Event Code NMKCL when booking on Delta please go to www.delta.com, select Book A Trip, click on Advanced Search and enter the Meeting/Event Code NMKCL in the box provided on the Search Flights page.The discount will be automatically calculated and reflected in the price shown on the page - you should see a little green tag with the word Meeting/Event Code beside it, under the price- this indicates that the discount has been applied. Discounts vary by region and are applicable for flights booked from Jan. 1, 2014-Jan.17, 2014. Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328-1111 Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT. *Please note that there is a direct ticketing fee for booking through the reservation number above.
American Airlines has discontinued their airfare discount program for meetings, so we are unable to offer an AA discount this year.
Airport Information: You will want to fly into the Louis Armstrong International Airport (airport code: MSY). The airport is 13 miles SE of the AM Hotels. Airport Phone: 1-504-303-7500. Below, please find a list of transportation options from the New Orleans Airport to the hotels.
You may reserve a shared ride service between the Hotels and the Louis Armstrong International Airport through New Orleans Airport Shuttle. Rates are $20USD per person one way or $38USD per person round trip. Please call 504-522-3500 for information or to make reservations online at least 24 hours prior to your flight departure time at.
Taxis are available outside of baggage claim and the average fare to our New Orleans hotel is $33. For more ground transportation options from the airport please visit the Louis Armstrong International website at www.flymsy.com.
Streetcar Transportation: The Sheraton and Marriott are divided by the New Orleans Streetcar line which provides easy transit along Canal Street, St. Charles Avenue, and the Riverfront. One-way cost: $1.25. One, 3 and 5-day unlimited ride passes are also available for $5, $12 and $20 respectively.
Taxis: Should you need a cab during your stay, the Doormen or Bellmen will be happy to assist you.
What is the importance of booking at our official Annual Meeting Hotels?
The AIA and SCS are proud to have produced the Annual Meeting for our professional members for the past 116 years. Financially, we are able to do this by reserving a large block of rooms with a hotel. In exchange, these hotels offer our attendees the guaranteed lowest group rate at the hotel and provide us with complimentary meeting space to hold the meeting. But if we are unable to meet our guaranteed minimum number of registered guests, then the AIA and SCS will have to pay for the unused rooms as well as room rental for the meeting space, which can amount to a severe financial penalty to the non-profits. We request your support by booking within our reserved blocks and helping us continue to produce this meeting for the next 100 years. We thank you for your support.