Hotel Information

Astor Crowne Plaza - French Quarter
739 Canal Street at Bourbon
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Phone Number: +1-504-962-0500
Toll Free Reservations:  800-684-1127 (US and Canada)
Hotel Fax:  +1-504-962-0501
Reservation Fax: +1-504-962-0554
http://www.astorcrowneplaza.com/

Hotel Reservation Deadline: Monday, December 4, 2006

Location

The Astor Crowne Plaza is the gateway hotel to New Orleans's most exciting destination, the world famous French Quarter. Located where Bourbon Street meets Canal Street, the Astor Crowne Plaza allows for quick access to both the excitement of Bourbon Street and the nearby downtown attractions of Harrah's Casino, Aquarium of The Americas, Riverwalk Shopping Center, Morial Convention Center, the New Orleans Sports Arena and the Superdome.

Did you know?
Your support in staying at the Astor Crowne Plaza helps keep the conference costs down, which directly affects your registration fees. SIAM guarantees the hotel that we will fill a certain number of “room nights” (rooms per night) during the conference.  SIAM incurs penalties if too many attendees opt to stay in other hotels in the area or neglect to indicate to the hotel that they are with the SIAM conference. At this time, conference costs do not include meeting room rental. If SIAM fails to fill the contracted room block, SIAM is then charged the cost for the meeting rooms on a daily basis, along with a hefty penalty. Future registration fees could increase to cover these additional risks.

Reservations

SIAM is holding a block of rooms at the Astor Crowne Plaza. These rooms are being held on a first-come, first-served basis at the following discounted rates. Please be aware the room block fills quickly, so we suggest you make your hotel and travel plans early.

The group rate is guaranteed until the cutoff date unless the block fills prior to that.  If there are rooms available after the cutoff date, they will be available at the best rate offered at that time.

Reservation Deadline – Monday, December 4, 2006
 (or until the room block is filled)

Single/Double
$135.00  per night plus 13% tax and $2.00 occupancy tax

Student rate     
$100.00 per night plus 13% tax and $2.00 occupancy tax
(Student ID must be presented upon check-in. SIAM is able to negotiate a limited number of special student rate rooms. Please book early as these rooms sell out quickly!)

All rooms based on availability.
All rates are subject to state and local occupancy taxes.

Your reservation is not confirmed until acknowledged in writing by the hotel or verified by phone. 

When making reservations, be sure to identify yourself as an attendee of the SIAM SODA Conference. In order to get the SIAM group rate, please make your reservations via fax at +1-504-962-0501 or mail the Hotel Reservation Form directly to the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel.  You may also make your reservation by phone by calling 800-684-1127 (US and Canada) or +1-504-962-0500. Do not make your reservation online through the hotel web site, as this will not allow you to retain the SIAM group rate. Remember to get your confirmation number!

Welcome Reception
When making your reservation, remember that the Welcome Reception is scheduled for Saturday, January 6, 2007.  This is an excellent networking opportunity!

Deposit

The Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel requires a credit card to confirm and guarantee your reservation. The hotel will send out e-mail confirmations upon request.

Cancellations

If you need to change or cancel your reservation, you must contact the hotel 24 hours prior to your arrival date in order to avoid a cancellation fee.  You can contact the hotel at 800-684-1127 (US and Canada) or +1-504-962-0500.  Remember to get a cancellation number!

Check-In and Check-Out

Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM.

Parking

Posted rates apply.

Health Facilities

Hotel guests will have complimentary use of the fitness center, sauna, and exercise room in the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Telephone Messages

To reach an attendee or to leave a message, call +1-504-962-0500.  The hotel operator can either connect you with the SIAM registration desk or to the attendee’s room.  Messages taken at the SIAM registration desk will be posted to the message board located in the registration area

Hotel Room Reservation Form

The hotel reservation form is now available.   If you choose to make your hotel reservations before July, you may do so by calling +1-504-962-0500. Be sure to tell the reservationist that you are attending the SIAM meeting.  Doing this will allow you to receive the SIAM reduced rate. 

Hotel Room Sharing Form

The hotel room sharing form is available.

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