Hotel and Local Information

The 50th Annual Meeting Hosted By….

New Orleans Marriott

                                               555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
DSI is contracted with the New Orleans Marriott for a group rate during the conference dates. The booking deadline is October 26. Information on hotel reservations is forthcoming. 

The New Orleans Marriott is a landmark that overlooks the French Quarter and the Mississippi River. The hotel is a 42-story, 449 feet (137 m)-tall skyscraper. The Marriott is the seventh tallest building in New Orleans.

The New Orleans Marriott is located on Canal Street and is just steps away from the legendary French Quarter and an easy stroll from landmarks and attractions including Jackson Square, Harrah’s Casino and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. .

About New Orleans:  Local Attractions
Audubon Insectarium – (0.3 Miles)

Voted “A top museum for you and your kids” by, the Audubon Insectarium is a great place to explore and learn about insects and why they are the building blocks of all life. Visitors will have the opportunity to be shrunk to bug size and wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp, join the active audience of an awards show for bugs, by bugs; and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in the Asian garden.

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Aquarium of the Americas – (0.6 Miles)

Dive into the underwater world at the Aquarium of Americas. Touch a sting ray, feed a parakeet, and observe giant sharks and rays in 400,000 gallons of water at the Gulf of Mexico Exhibit, are some of the many activities guests can participate in. While there, be sure to visit the popular penguin and sea otter exhibits.

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Jackson Square – (0.8 Miles)

Jackson Square is a popular destination for tourists and locals. Surrounded by historic buildings, visitors can explore retail shops, galleries, museums, restaurants, and even ride carriages around the quarter. The famous landmark is littered with artists, musicians, and street performers who will keep you entertained as well as create beautiful artwork for you.

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St. Louis Cathedral –  (0.3 Miles)

Overlooking the Jackson Square, the St. Louis Cathedral is a prominent part of New Orleans. This venerable building, its triple steeples towering above its historic neighbors, the Cabildo and the Presbytere – looks down benignly on the green of the Square and General Andrew Jackson on his bronze horse and on the block-long Pontalba Buildings with their lacy ironwork galleries. Truly, this is the heart of old New Orleans.

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Harrah’s New Orleans Casino – (0.6 Miles)

Experience a fun, friendly casino atmosphere at Harrah’s New Orleans– one that removes you from the ordinary, with helpful dealers and attentive servers who ensure your total comfort. New and old friends cheer you on as you hit your lucky streak when you’re at Harrah’s New Orleans.

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For more ideas on things to do in New Orleans, the links above are a good starting point for anyone taking their first trip to the city (