Hotel & Travel
Host Hotel: New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70130
The New Orleans Marriott is the conference hotel for The Teaching Professor Technology Conference. Located within the heart of the French Quarter, you will find numerous restaurants, shops, and specialty boutiques all within walking distance from the hotel.
A discounted guest room rate of $199 for single/double/triple/quad rooms at the Marriott has been arranged for conference attendees. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes, currently: 13% plus an additional $3.00 per room night occupancy tax. Rates are available 3 days prior and 3 days after the conference dates, subject to room availability.
Hotel rooms have a history of selling out; we strongly encourage attendees to make hotel reservations early to guarantee hotel rates and availability. As a special consideration for our attendees, the discounted group rate includes complimentary Wi-Fi in the guest rooms and meeting rooms.
To make your hotel reservation, please contact the New Orleans Marriott by calling the hotel at 800-654-3990. Be sure to mention that you are with The Teaching Professor Technology Conference.
Reservations must be made by Wednesday, September 16, 2015 to receive the reduced rate.
Airport Information The closest airport for the 2015 conference is the Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY), which is about 13 miles from the hotel.
Transportation to the Hotel
Airport Shuttle: Guests are welcome to use Airport Shuttle New Orleans for transportation to and from the airport. The cost is $38 p/p roundtrip; $20 p/p one way.
By Taxi: Taxies are readily available at the airport and can be found outside of baggage claim. The average fare from MSY to the New Orleans Marriott $33.
Host City: New Orleans, Louisiana
The host city for the 3rd annual Teaching Professor Technology Conference is New Orleans, Louisiana; one of the world's most fascinating cities.
Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, it's a brilliant mosaic of culture, food and music. You'll find brimming bowls of gumbo, late nights in jazz clubs, strolls through historic neighborhoods, and tantalizing festivals throughout the year.
The city boosts many major attractions, from the world-renowned French Quarter and Bourbon Street's notorious nightlife to St. Charles Avenue (home of Tulane and Loyola Universities, the historic Pontchartrain Hotel, and many 19th century mansions), to Magazine Street, with its many boutique stores and antique shops.
New Orleans is world-famous for its food and is known for specialties like beignets, Praline, Po' boy and Italian Muffuletta sandwiches; Gulf oysters on the half-shell, fried oysters, boiled crawfish; étouffée, jambalaya, gumbo, and other Creole dishes; and the Monday favorite of red beans and rice.
Fun Facts about New Orleans
- Originally built in 1718, the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans is the oldest cathedral in the U.S. The present structure, the third one on the site, dates from 1789.
- The first Mardi Gras parade took place on Shrove Tuesday in 1838 in New Orleans.
- The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest over-water bridge in the world at 23.87 miles.
- The formal transfer of the Louisiana Purchase was made at the Cabildo building in New Orleans on December 20, 1803.
- The term Uncle Sam was coined on the wharfs of New Orleans before Louisiana was a U.S. territory as goods labeled U.S. were from "Uncle Sam."
- New Orleans is the birthplace of Jazz, which gave birth to the Blues and Rock & Roll music.
Visit the New Orleans Convention and Bureau for more information.