Hotel & Travel
The 2014 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo will be held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. The Hilton New Orleans Riverside is our headquarters hotel.
IFT Housing is now closed. If you have a confirmed hotel reservation through IFT Housing and need to cancel or make a change to your reservation, please contact your hotel directly.
For New Hotel Reservations
For new hotel reservations, you may call 877.300.6147 or +1.619.546.7263 (outside of the U.S. and Canada) or book online through ARES, an IFT authorized booking agent. You may also contact hotels directly. Regrettably, room availability may be limited and event rates may no longer be available.
Air TravelLouis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) serves the New Orleans area and is located 11 miles from the Central Business District and French Quarter.
Airfare discounts have been arranged with United Airlines and American Airlines for fares to New Orleans on qualifying flights.
Online: http://www.united.com/web/en-US/default.aspx?root=1 (no ticketing fee)
Offer Code: ZQV9126748
Meeting Desk Phone: 800.426.1122
$25.00 ticketing fee applies when booking by phone
Agreement code: 126748
Z code: ZQV9
Online: http://www.aa.com/i18n/businessPrograms/groupsMeetings/main.jsp?anchorLocation=DirectURL&title=group (no ticketing fees)
Promotion Code: 6564DB
Meeting Desk Phone: 800.433.1790
$25.00 ticketing fee applies when booking by phone
Airport Shuttle New Orleans is the official ground transportation provider for the Louis Armstrong International airport. Service is provided between the New Orleans hotels, Morial Convention Center and airport. The current cost is $20.00 one way / $38.00 roundtrip and reservations are suggested. For information and reservations, call 866.596.2699 or book online and receive a $3.00 discount on the roundtrip fare.
Avis Rent A Car is offering special discounted rates to IFT attendees. Reservations can be made by phone or online. You will need to provide the IFT Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number in order to receive the discount.
Avis Rent A Car
Online Reservations: http://www.aa.com/i18n/businessPrograms/groupsMeetings/main.jsp?anchorLocation=DirectURL&title=group
Code: AWD # B136001
Visit the convention center website for map, directions, and details on parking options.
Shuttle Bus Service
Complimentary shuttle bus service will be provided from official IFT hotels* to the New Orleans Morial Convention Center on the dates and times below. Buses will run every 10-15 minutes during peak morning and afternoon hours, and every 25-30 minutes mid-day. Buses on Saturday evening beginning at 6:15 p.m. will also stop at Mardi Gras World for the Welcome Reception.
|Saturday, June 21 || 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.** and 3:30 - 9:00 p.m. |
|Sunday, June 22||6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.|
|Monday, June 23 ||7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, June 24 ||6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.|
*The following hotels are within walking distance to the convention center and will not have shuttle service: Courtyard Convention Center, Embassy Suites Convention Center, Hampton Inn & Suites Convention Center, Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center, Hyatt Place, Marriott Convention Center, Residence Inn, Springhill Suites, and Wyndham Riverfront.
**Limited 30 minute service on the hour and half hour from the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, InterContinental, and New Orleans Marriott only.
Convention Center Pick-up/Drop-off Locations: Shuttles will drop off and pick up at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center outside Halls D/E and Hall I.
Shuttle Bus Routes
|Hotel||Route #||Hotel Boarding|
|Astor Crowne Plaza||4||Canal Street Entrance|
|Courtyard by Marriott Convention Center||No Shuttle|
|Courtyard by Marriott – Iberville||4||Ritz Carlton,Canal Street Entrance|
|Courtyard by Marriott Downtown - St. Charles Ave.||3||Sheraton Hotel, Canal Street Entrance|
|Doubletree Hotel||3||Tchoupitoulas Street & Gravier Street|
|Embassy Suites Convention Center||No Shuttle|
|Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter||4||Astor Crown Plaza, Canal Street Entrance|
|Hampton Inn & Suites Convention Center||No Shuttle|
|Hampton Inn Downtown/French Quarter||4||Barrone Street & Common Street|
|Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center||No Shuttle|
|Hilton Garden Inn French Quarter/CBD||4||Barrone Street & Common Street|
|Hilton New Orleans Riverside||1||Side Breezway Entrance|
|Hilton New Orleans St. Charles Ave.||4||Poydras Street & St. Charles Ave.|
|Hotel Monteleone||2||New Orleans Marriott, Canal Street|
|Hyatt French Quarter||4||Astor Crown Plaza, Canal Street Entrance|
|Hyatt Place||No Shuttle|
|InterContinental||4||Poydras Street & St. Charles Ave.|
|JW Marriott||3||Sheraton Hotel, Canal Street Entrance|
|Loews New Orleans||4||Poydras Street Entrance|
|Marriott Convention Center||No Shuttle|
|New Orleans Marriott||2||Canal Street Entrance|
|Omni Royal Crescent||3||Sheraton Hotel, Canal Street Entrance|
|Omni Royal Orleans||2||New Orleans Marriott, Canal Street|
|Renaissance Arts Hotel||3||Tchoupitoulas Street across from hotel|
|Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel||4||Barrone Street & Common Street|
|Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown||No Shuttle|
|Ritz-Carlton||4||Astor Crown Plaza, Canal Street Entrance|
|Royal Sonesta Hotel||4||Astor Crown Plaza, Canal Street Entrance|
|Sheraton New Orleans||3||Canal Street Entrance|
|Springhill Suites by Marriott||No Shuttle|
|W New Orleans||3||Tchoupitoulas Street & Poydras Street|
|Westin New Orleans Canal Place||2||Canal Street by Saks Fifth Ave.|
|Windsor Court||3||Tchoupitoulas Street & Gravier Street|
|Wyndham Riverfront||1||Poydras Street Entrance|