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Hotel Information



Situated in the heart of New Orleans' Central Business District, the Whitney Hotel is steps away from the city's top restaurants, shops, galleries and the famed French Quarter. The Whitney is an authentic experience, a hotel housed in a converted bank building and a National Historic Landmark, with granite, brass and crown moldings throughout - including the original bank vault.

The Whitney Hotel
610 Poydras Street | New Orleans, LA, 70130

Group rate: $149/night + tax for singles/doubles. To reserve your room at this special rate, click here or call Director of Sales, Stephanie Borrello at (504) 212-8688 and mention the Alliance of Artists Communities.
Amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room coffeemaker, and fitness center.
Reservation Cut-off Date: March 4, 2016
Note: If you would like to extend your stay for the French Quarter Festival, Friday and Saturday night reservations are a discounted rate of $269 per night, based on availability.

Getting to New Orleans


The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is a 30-minute drive to the Whitney Hotel. Taxis from the airport are a flat rate of $36 for 1 or 2 passengers. The airport shuttle is $24 per person one-way and $44 per person round trip.

Trains + Automobiles
New Orleans' Amtrak station (NOL) is less than 1 mile from the Whitney Hotel. Greyhound buses arrive less than 1 mile from the Whitney Hotel.

Getting Around New Orleans

All institute sessions will be held at the Joan Mitchell Center in the historic Faubourg Tremé neighborhood. Shuttle transportation will be provided to and from the hotel each day of the institute. We will also walk to many off-site tours and events within a reasonable distance.

While we'll be taking a shuttle to get to the Joan Mitchell Center each day, New Orleans is a flat, charming town that's great for exploring from the conveniently located hotel when we're not in institute sessions. Check out this Frommer's guide for tips on riding the streetcar, renting a bike, hopping on a ferry, or zipping about in a pedicab. Taxis, Lyft and Uber are also available.

Coffee, Breakfast, Dinner + Other Needs

Lunch is provided as part of your conference registration, and while breakfast is not included, coffee/tea will be provided at the Joan Mitchell Center each morning. For breakfast, you may want to walk from the hotel 2 minutes over to Green To Go before the shuttle ride for a quick bite. Additionally, the hotel restaurant, Bistreaux at the Bank, opens daily at 7am.

Hors d'oeuvres will be served at the evening receptions on 4/6 and 4/7, and we encourage you to get out and explore New Orleans' fantastic restaurants afterwards! The Whitney Hotel is walking distance to the French Quarter and all the amazing experiences the area has to offer.

CVS Pharmacy at 939 Girod St is an 8-minute walk from the hotel.