Hotel & Travel Information
SHERATON NEW ORLEANS HOTEL
The 2019 SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition saunters south to New Orleans for its fall festivities. The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, situated downtown in the French Quarter area, hosts the Association’s premiere event for scaffold and access industry professionals.The SAIA has negotiated a special room rate of $225 (not including taxes or fees) for all Convention attendees.
The deadline to make your reservation is Friday, August 30, 2019. Rooms will only be held until that date or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. After this date, rooms are subject to availability, and higher rates may apply.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: HOUSING FRAUD
Various telemarketing firms with names like Global Housing Services Corporation, National Travel Associates, Elite Expo, Travel Era, Expo Rooms, and others have contacted SAIA attendees to solicit hotel reservations for the SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition. These companies usually say that this is the last day to get discounted rates, block is about to be sold out, or some other scare tactic. NONE of these companies are affiliated with SAIA or the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, and they are not authorized to book rooms in the name of SAIA.
National Travel Associates have been contacting various members recently. What they are saying is not true. Please use the SAIA link above to book your rooms. If there is information on the hotel that SAIA needs to communicate with you it will be done through headquarters staff. There is great risk in booking hotel rooms through telephone marketers. Companies have been known to cancel reservations once they have the credit card information.
The only secure method of reserving rooms for SAIA at the negotiated rate is by booking through the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (link). Any and all phone calls and correspondence received from anyone (other than SAIA) offering to make room reservations should be ignored and reported immediately to SAIA headquarters at 816.595.4860.
WHY STAY AT THE HOST HOTEL?
It's the center of conference activity, that's why! You'll be able to network easily with other conference attendees. It's a quick trip from your room to get to the general sessions, exhibit hall, and receptions! But there are other reasons to consider before you look at another hotel.
The SAIA has taken their role of finding a conference site very seriously. They've looked at a number of locations, taken into consideration the needs of attendees, and considered the options for conference meeting spaces. Hotel room rates are then negotiated based on the number of expected attendees and the meeting space required to comfortably accommodate everyone.
If the program does not meet the contracted sleeping room commitment, the unfilled sleeping rooms can cost the association thousands of dollars; this puts pressure on the staff and leadership to increase registration fees for the following year.
So stay with us. Use the provided passkey link to book your room directly in the SAIA Convention room block. We think you’ll find the host property to be top-notch!
TRAVEL TO NEW ORLEANS
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is served by 20 airlines and flies nonstop to 59 U.S. cities and international destinations, including Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany.
The hotel does not offer shuttle service, so you'll need to make other arrangements. The airport is approximately 10-12 miles from the hotel, and cab fare runs around $36 one way. For more information on ground transportation options, go to www.flymsy.com/groundtransportation.
Amtrak offers three different daily and weekly rail options to get you to New Orleans from across the country. The routes originate from Los Angeles (Sunset Limited line), Chicago (City of New Orleans line), and New York City (Crescent line) – all making numerous stops in both major hubs and smaller towns along the way.
Take the scenic road less traveled: three bus lines service New Orleans from all corners of the U.S. FlixBus USA covers routes from the West Coast, through the Southwest, and into the Crescent City. Megabus.com departs from more than 100 cities in the Midwestern and Eastern U.S. (with a few connections on the West Coast) as well as Toronto, Canada. With more than 3700 stations across North America, Greyhound provides the most comprehensive coverage throughout 48 U.S. states, three Canadian provinces, and 31 Mexican states – making it easy to get from wherever you are to NOLA.
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
PH | 504.525.2500
ABOUT THE HOTEL
The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is within walking distance of the city’s most famed French Quarter destination: Bourbon Street. But if revelry isn’t your thing, you’re not far from other equally enticing dining, shopping, and entertainment options found in the Quarter.
For those seeking more of a mind-body-spirit connection during their downtime, the hotel offers a rooftop pool, sun deck, and fitness center. A full-service spa is nearby, along with an array of outdoor activities such as golf, tennis, walking trails, and biking.
The hotel is pet-friendly (dogs only) and smoke-free (click here to read the full policy). All rooms feature Wi-Fi, large workstations, and views of either the city or Mississippi River. Check-in is 4 p.m.; check-out is 11 a.m.