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Travel and Accommodations

To secure hotel accommodations, please click on the Registration Tab above and select a category. Housing reservations can be made after you register for the conference.

Conference Hotels

Distance from Convention Center

Phone Number

Astor Crown Plaza

10 blocks


Courtyard Convention Center*

2 blocks



5 blocks


Embassy Suites*

2 blocks


Hilton Riverside

1 block



5 blocks



3 blocks


Marriott Convention Center*

Across street


Omni Royal Crescent

10 blocks


Omni Royal Orleans

10 blocks


Residence Inn Convention Center*

5 blocks



13 blocks


Springhill Suites*

2 blocks


W Hotel

5 blocks


Wyndham Riverfront*

Across Street


Wyndham French Quarter (Student Hotel)

18 blocks


*Hotels in walking distance to the Convention Center. No convention shuttle service provided.

Air Travel

SPE members are eligible for discount fares through United Airlines.
Visit: www.united.com and enter offer code: ZQ2Q860863.

Or, call your travel agent or United Meetings at: 1.800.426.1122
Agreement code: 860863
Z Code: ZQ2Q

Rental Cars

Feel adventurous and want to experience the Crescent City all on your own? ATCE attendees will receive special rental car discounts from Hertz.
Reference code: 022Q6296

Airport Shuttle

ATCE attendees can take advantage of a discounted airport shuttle service.

Book online at least 24 hours before your flight arrival in New Orleans.

While you must make your original reservation online, you may call +1.866.596.2699 to change existing reservations.

Complimentary Convention Center Shuttle

Complimentary shuttle service will be provided to the ATCE 2013 conference from Sunday, 29 September, to Wednesday, 2 October.

The shuttle will be available between the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and most of the conference hotels.

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Just how do you prepare for a city filled with jazz, food, history and a few bayous? The average temperatures for September and October are high 80's and a low 70 degrees Fahrenheit. With up to five inches of rain, year round, New Orleans weather can be unpredictable, please research the weather prior to leaving.

SPE encourages all ATCE 2013 attendees to bring walking shoes for touring historic areas like the French Quarter and Garden District. Bring something dressy if you decide to experience jazz on Bourbon Street, or you can dive right in and come as you are—because in N'awlins, there's a taste and place for everyone. So set your watch to Central Standard Time and join the ATCE 2013 experience.

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Visa Information

Attendees from countries that require a US visa for entry are reminded that the process of obtaining a visa may take several months. Create an official SPE invitation letter that you can print and use in obtaining a visa. Please note that this letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SPE to assist you in obtaining a visa.