The best locations for hotels for business travel in New Orleans are in or near the historic French Quarter. This location is near the convention center, convenient to the central business district, and in New Orleans’ world-famous entertainment destination. The Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 602 Loyola Avenue, is a redesigned and newly redecorated facility near the business district and about one mile from the Convention Center. It offers continental breakfast and an indoor heated pool. The Wyndam Hotel New Orleans, 124 Royal Street, is a French Quarter hotel with excellent location and amenities. It is a traditional hotel in the old part of the city, convenient to the convention center and the business district.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel New Orleans, 739 Canal Street, at Canal and Bourbon Streets in the heart of the French Quarter, has excellent dining facilities on-site, at Brennan Seafood. The Omni Royal Orleans is an authentic period structure in the historic French Quarter, with a distinct European styling. The Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Two Poydras Street, New Orleans is next to the Convention Center on the Riverside. Amenities include pool and fitness center and easy access to the French Quarter restaurants, music, and nightlife.
The French Quarter hotels are near the Convention Center area. The Ernest M. Morial Convention Center is the leading convention locale for the New Orleans region. It has the capacity to host national organizations. The Hilton New Orleans Riverside is adjacent to the Convention Center and many French Quarter Hotels are convenient, by a manageable walk or short taxi ride. Many conventions involve an extended stay, and the fine dining and wide variety of selections in the French Quarter will add to the enjoyment of the visit.
Best travel options to/from the Louis Armstrong International Airport are local ground transportation and public transportation. Express bus service from the airport to downtown is only $2.00. Taxicab rides to the central downtown business district are approximately $30.00. There is an excellent airport shuttle-bus service, and costs are $38.00 for a round trip to and from the central business district. Airport limousine service is $58.00, and large amounts of baggage may be extra.
New Orleans is a good place to have a ‘me’ moment to recharge the inner batteries. When schedules permit some personal time for relaxation the French Quarter is the place to soak in the atmosphere and traditions of New Orleans. Food, fun, and music are hallmarks of the historic city, which hosts an annual Mardi Gras celebration of life. New Orleans, located in the Mississippi Delta, is part of a grand tradition of Southern music and culture. It has traditions of European settlers, Cajun communities in Acadia, and the African influences that came in the movement of slaves to the Americas. Southern Blues traditions and Gospel music are a part of the influences that have come from this culturally fertile region.