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Venue & Accommodation

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The Roosevelt New Orleans

Accommodation

A special group rate is available for IFCS 2016 attendees: $199 USD
 

Reservations

ONLINE: https://aws.passkey.com/g/50914326

PHONE: +1 800 WALDORF. Attendees will reference code "IEE" when making reservations to receive the special rate. 

*The reservation cut-off date is April 13, 2016*

130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112, USA
Tel: +1-504-648-1200
 

The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, provides travelers with a luxurious haven on the edge of the city's vibrant French Quarter.

 
Situated one block from the bars, restaurants and music venues of Bourbon Street, this New Orleans, Louisiana hotel is only minutes from the Louisiana Superdome, Harrah's Casino and the New Orleans Convention Center. Easy access to the Canal Streetcar Line gives guests the freedom to explore the city.
This iconic New Orleans hotel offers 504 guest rooms and suites, each embodying the rich heritage of Southern hospitality. Each of the 134 suites reflects the unique character of The Roosevelt. 
 
Sixty thousand square feet of function space over 23 separate rooms make The Roosevelt the ideal New Orleans meeting venue.
 
In a city known for its culinary heritage, The Roosevelt is the venue for a number of destination dining experiences. Have lunch with friends in Chef John Besh's Italian-inspired Domenica restaurant or sip a signature cocktail in the elegant surroundings of the renowned Sazerac Bar at this luxury New Orleans hotel.

Legacy

A hotel has stood on the site that The Roosevelt occupies since 1893 when the 6-story Gruenwald Hotel opened its doors to rapturous acclaim from New Orleans locals and visitors alike. By October 1923, the extended and renovated hotel was renamed The Roosevelt in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt whose accomplishment in opening the Panama Canal had greatly increased trade between Louisiana and South America. By the following year The Roosevelt occupied a whole city block. A change of ownership in the early 1960s saw the name changed to The Fairmont.
 
Today, following extensive renovations, it operates again under the name The Roosevelt, offering a standard of service and a quality of product that pays tribute to its illustrious history.
 
Louisiana's legendary governor Huey P. Long formerly lived in a suite on the hotel's 12th floor. Such was his passion for the Ramos Gin Fizz served in the Sazerac Bar that during one of his political trips to New York, he had the Sazerac's head bartender flown to the city in order to make his favorite cocktail.
Long is not the only famous politician to reside at The Roosevelt. A total of nine US Presidents have stayed in this historic New Orleans hotel as well as the King of Rock and Roll. During the filming of King Creole in 1957, Elvis Presley and his entourage occupied the entire top floor of the hotel. To escape the fanatical crowd below, Elvis would climb through the window of an adjoining building, cross the roof and enter the hotel via a fire escape.

Travel

NEW ORLEANS INT'L (MOISANT FIELD)
Distance From Hotel: 12 miles
Drive Time: 25 minutes

Directions
Merge onto I-10 E towards New Orleans. Take Exit 234B towards Poydras St/Superdome. Straight on Poydras and turn left onto S. Claiborne Ave. Right on Canal St. and Right on Baronne St.

Type: Limousine
Typical Minimum Charge: $105.00

Type: Rental Car
Fees vary.

Type: Taxi
Typical Minimum Charge: $29.00