Diversity and Inclusion Summit

November 9, 2017 | New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Hotel & Travel Information


We look forward to seeing you at the AACSB 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Summit. The information below outlines arrangements made for meeting participants.

Conference Location and Headquarter Hotel

Le Meridien New Orleans

Le Méridien New Orleans
333 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA, 70130
Tel:  +1 504 525 9444
Reservations: +1 866 961 3321

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Check in: 3:00 p.m.
Check out: Noon

New Orleans Weather

About the Hotel

The all new Le Méridien New Orleans mixes contemporary culture with its European heritage, creating a culturally refined and meaningful atmosphere in downtown New Orleans. Just steps from the French Quarter but in a quieter location, travelers will unlock a new experience where the hotel's passion points of culture and blend into the flavor of this magical city. This downtown New Orleans hotel is close to Harrah's Casino, the Warehouse District and many more intriguing things to do in New Orleans. Stimulate your creativity through a new perspective and enjoy complimentary admission to the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) and the Ogden.

Hotel Reservations

Each delegate is responsible for making his or her own hotel reservation. The cost of the hotel room is not included in the registration fee. Any guestroom changes, cancellations, etc., are the delegate’s responsibility and must be made directly with the hotel according to the guidelines below in order to avoid financial penalty. A room block is being held at the Le Méridien New Orleans for AACSB International conference participants. Preferred room rate is 169 USD per night, single or double occupancy, plus tax. Room rates are subject to the applicable state, local and any occupancy taxes in effect at the time of the seminar. These taxes are currently 14% plus 2 USD occupancy tax per room and 1.75% Statutory Act 410 Tourism Support Assessment, per room per night. The room rate includes complimentary high-speed internet access. When making reservations, please ask for the AACSB Conference block to receive the preferred room rate. The Le Méridien New Orleans must be contacted no later than October 7, 2017 to receive the group discount room rate.  Sleeping rooms are based on availability and may sell out prior to the cut-off date.

When making arrangements through travel websites or an agent, the negotiated AACSB rates may not always be available. Please request your travel agent to book your room in the AACSB-negotiated room block for the event.

All reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card or deposit check. Individuals with guaranteed reservations must cancel their reservation within 72 hours of the scheduled day of arrival to avoid a one-night cancellation charge.

Location/Ground Transportation Facts

Transportation from area airports: The Louis Armstrong International Airport - MSY (+1 504 464 0831) is approximately 12 miles from the hotel. This hotel does not provide shuttle service. Alternate transportation includes Airport Shuttle New Orleans, 20 USD per person (one way) advanced reservation required. The estimated taxi fare is 40 USD (one way).

Parking: Current Valet Parking for standard sized car is 45 USD with unlimited in and out privileges. These prices are subject to change. 


Dress is business casual.