HOTEL RESERVATIONS The Yokogawa Users Group Conference & Exhibition will take place at the Hyatt Regency hotel in New Orleans. Hyatt Regency 601 Loyola Avenue New Orleans, LA 70113 The group rate is $184/night if reservations are made before October 12, 2012 To obtain the reservation please make reservations on-line Complimentary basic in-room internet (compliments of Yokogawa) is provided to all Yokogawa Users Group Conference & Exhibition attendees.
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS The city is named after Philippe d’Orléans, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France, and is well know for its distinct French Creole architecture, as well as its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage. New Orleans is also famous for its cuisine, music (particularly as the birthplace of Jazz), and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras. The city if often referred as the “most unique” in America.
Cabs and Taxis A cab ride costs $33.00 from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) for one person and $14.00 (per passenger) for three or more passengers. Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. There may be an additional charge for extra baggage. Below are cab companies currently servicing the New Orleans area. While you can often find a cab stand near a major hotel Checker-Yellow 504-943-2411 Coleman Cab Co. 504-586-0222 New Breed Cab Co. 504-822-4505 United Cabs Co. 504-522-9771 White Fleet Cab Co. 504-822-3800 Yellow-Checker Cabs 504-525-3311
Airport Shuttle Services Airport Shuttle is the official ground transportation for the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Shuttle service is available to and from downtown New Orleans hotels, French Quarter, and the Convention Center, every day of the year (except from 2 AM - 3:30 AM), with vans departing approximately every 30 minutes.
Purchasing Tickets You can purchase ticket(s) in person at the Airport Shuttle Ticket Desk, located on the ground level of the airport across from baggage claim areas 3, 6 and 12, or make a reservation by calling (866) 596-2699 once you have your flight information or visit online at www.airportshuttleneworleans.com.
They accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover (and cash if you're paying in person at the airport location). If you're purchasing your ticket(s) at the airport, please claim your luggage FIRST. For Departure Reservations (from downtown New Orleans back to the airport) please call (504) 522-3500 or (866) 596-2699 no later than 24 hours prior to your flight.
Costs and Fine Print • $20 one-way, $38 round trip for adults and children 6 and older; children under 6 ride free • the first three average-sized bags per passenger are free. oversized or additional luggage is subject to an additional fee. (Please Note: Our vehicles cannot handle equipment or large items.) • Travelers must provide their own child car seats or booster seats. Airport Shuttle does not provide child car or booster seats. • Shuttle tickets are non-refundable Handicap accessible vehicles are available, but require a 1-week reservation prior to arrival. For more information or reservations, please call (866) 596-2699 or visit online at www.airportshuttleneworleans.com.
PARKING The hotel offers Valet Parking for $38.00 per day. Also the hotel is close to several parking garages, who have pricing as low as $20.00 per night.