97th Optimist International Convention
Cuisine in New Orleans isn’t the only thing spicing up the city. TripAdvisor 2010 Traveler’s Choice® Destination Awards ranked New Orleans as the top destination in the world for night life. Taste for yourself why Bon Appétit named New Orleans one of America’s Top 5 Restaurant Cities.
New Orleans offers a compact geographic footprint providing close proximity of hotels to the French Quarter and attractions, creating a true destination experience. The Louis Armstrong International Airport is just 20 minutes from the hotel.
Nowhere else does it occur more effortlessly or more joyously. Jazz, America's only original art form, was born here while Rhythm & Blues, Gospel, Cajun and Zydeco all express the rich melting pot that is New Orleans.
In fact, the city is home to more National Historic Landmarks than any other city in the United States. Conveniently situated in the central region of the US, New Orleans is ideal for travelers.
Experience the best of the Crescent City in a spacious guestroom with a view, take a stroll down Bourbon Street for some entertainment, and savor local specialties at Drago’s Seafood Restaurant. With plenty of amenities and things to do, Riverside is the ultimate in New Orleans accommodations and just 20 minutes from Louis Armstrong International Airport. Room rates include complimentary basic internet.
Book Your Reservations Now!Travel Discounts
Before you book your travel and housing, please consider the days you want to arrive early and/or stay after the convention events. Your International Convention Committee is working on pre and post-convention events to take place on July 8 and 12. Whether traveling by plane, train or automobile, special deals are available for Optimist members for the International Convention. Please also refer to the local tours and attractions New Orleans has to offer by visiting the following websites:
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is the gateway to one of the most exciting cities in the world – New Orleans, legendary for its history, food and good times. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located at 900 Airline Drive, Kenner, LA 70062. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport provides a user-friendly environment that welcomes millions of travelers each year from around the world. Following are discounts offered by airlines, Amtrak and rental car companies:
Traveling by Air
Air CanadaTraveling by Train
AmtrakRental Car Discounts
The following rental car companies are offering discounts:
Airport Shuttle is the official ground transportation provider for the New Orleans International Airport and includes a fleet of clean-burning, propane-fueled vans and minibuses. Airport Shuttle is offering a discounted round-trip rate of $35 to Optimists. To receive the discounted rate, use the following link: