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SBM Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

Housing and Transportation Information

All scientific sessions take place at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside April 11-14, 2012.

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Two Poydras Street
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States 70130
Annual Meeting Rate: $194.00 (USD) plus tax and fees.

*Annual Meeting Group Rate falls substantially below the regular rate. Included in your group rate is Complimentary High Speed Internet Access in your guest room and a discounted rate at the fitness center.

Please note: If you are not able to book a reservation at the Hilton Riverside on your preferred dates, try varying the room type. If rooms on your preferred date are not available, consider reserving later as rooms might open up. Scroll down to see a list of alternate hotels.

Hotel Reservation Desk Now Open!
Electronically: To reserve your room via the internet click here.
By Phone: 1-800-445-8667

When booking by phone be sure to say:
"I'd like a room in the SBM 2012 Annual Meeting group block."

Housing Deadline:
The deadline to reserve your room at the conference rate of $194 (USD) plus taxes and fees, is Monday, March 19, 2012, at 4:00 pm ET. After that time rooms might be available but not at the group rate.

Limited Availability:
Only a limited number of rooms are available at the conference rate so reserve early! Once the conference rooms are sold out we will not be able to offer additional rooms at the conference rate, even if sellout occurs before the Housing Deadline. Book now – space is limited!

Why Stay at the Conference Hotel?

Two Words – Convenience and Accessibility to New Orleans Attractions!

Who doesn’t love being able to take a few minutes and run up to your room while attending a conference? Plus, shopping and entertainment options are steps away or accessed by the Riverfront Streetcar at the hotel's entrance.

The Riverwalk Marketplace (100+ shopping and food outlets) is at the hotel's doorstep and complements Bijoux Terner and two gift shops within the Hilton.

Harrah's Casino, the Aquarium of the Americas, the Insectarium, IMAX Theatre, and Audubon Zoo are just samples of the diverse attractions in New Orleans. The French Quarter and all its history and architecture are just three blocks away.

The National World War II Museum, The Ogden Museum, the Arts District, and the Louisiana Children's Museum are all featured venues within the expanding Arts and Warehouse district

New Orleans' finest restaurants and major New Orleans attractions are within walking distance of the hotel.

Alternative Hotels

In the event that rooms at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside are unavailable, and you have attempted to reserve your room following the instructions listed above, there are several comparably-priced hotels within walking distance of the hotel.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans  (0.2 Miles from Annual Meeting)

300 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Tel: 1-504-581-1300   
Fax:  1-504-212-3141
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans
- The DoubleTree New Orleans Hotel on Canal Street offers full service at a premier downtown New Orleans location overlooking the Mississippi River and the city's major business and entertainment districts. Our French Quarter hotel is located directly across the street from Harrah's Casino and is within walking distance to major New Orleans attractions. New Orleans International Airport is only 20 minutes away.

Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans  (0.2 Miles from Annual Meeting)

701 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Reservations : 877-999-3223
Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans
- Inside this boutique-like hotel we offer suites with original exposed brick and plantation shutters, but all guest rooms have modern touches like high-speed Internet and ergonomic desk chairs. After a thoughtful $9 million dollar renovation, this historic building in the warehouse district of New Orleans is now your home by the magnificent Mississippi River.

HamptonInn Downtown  (0.6 Miles from Annual Meeting)

226 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Tel: 504-529-9990
Hampton Inn Downtown
- In the heart of downtown New Orleans, it boasts a hip, urban feel one block from Bourbon Street, near the Superdome and Harrah’s Casino.

Hampton Inn & Suites Convention Center  (0.6 Miles from Annual Meeting)

1201 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Phone : 504-566-9990
Hampton Inn & Suites Convention Center
- A historic landmark building that is a converted warehouse dating back to the early 1900s, just steps away from the New Orleans Convention Center and boasts over 12,000 square feet of meeting and event facilities.

How Do I Get to the Annual Meeting Hotel?


Directions: Take Interstate-10 Downtown/East/Slidell, exiting at Poydras St. Turn right onto Poydras St., following Poydras south to its end at the hotel's front circle drive entrance.

Taxis are located on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. Rates average $33.00 from the airport to Hilton Riverside for one or two passengers.

Shuttle service is available from the airport to the Hilton Riverside area for $20.00 (per person, one-way) or $38.00 (per person, round-trip). Three bags per person. Call 1-866-596-2699 or (504) 522-3500 for more details or to make a reservation. Advance reservations are required 48 hours prior to travel for all ADA accessible transfers. Ticket booths are located on the lower level in the baggage claim area.

The Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) Bus picks up outside airport Entrance #7 on the upper level. The fare for Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) is $2.00. The trip takes approximately 35 minutes. For more information on public transit in the area, visit the Jefferson Transit website,, or the RTA website