Hotel & Visa Information

The 231st ECS Meeting will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. ECS has arranged a room block at the Hilton to ensure you receive the most competitive rates, at the most convenient location for meeting attendees.

We strongly encourage you to reserve your room as early as possible as the block is sure to sell out. Reservations can be made online with special discounted rates starting at $199/night. The deadline for reservations is April 28, 2017, or until the block sells out. Reservations attempted after April 28th will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis.

Book your reservation at the Hilton here.

Located right on the banks of the Mississippi River, across from Harrah’s Casino, and attached to the new Riverwalk Outlet Collection. The Hilton New Orleans Riverside is walking distance to many great restaurants and entertainment venues. There is direct access to the Canal Street and River Front street car lines with stops at the Hilton’s front door.

Cancellation Policy: A one night deposit is required at the time the reservation is made and is refundable up to 72 hours prior to arrival.

Location: 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA, 70130, USA

Hilton Riverside Highlights:

  • Blocks away from the French Quarter
  • Across the street from Harrah’s Casino
  • Two outdoor pools, fitness center and spa
  • Various dining options from a grab-and-go style market to fine dining.
  • Complimentary WiFi in your guestroom
  • Basketball, racquetball, squash, and tennis
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Stay fit kits
  • Aquarium of the Americas (3 blocks)
  • Arts & Warehouse District (3 blocks)
  • Canal Street shops (4 blocks)
  • French Quarter (4 blocks)
  • Jackson Square (6 blocks)
  • National WWII Museum (8 blocks)

Reserve Hotel Accommodations Early!
Hotel discounts are available through April 28, 2017 or until the block sells out.

Visa Information

If you require a U.S. Visa, please begin the application process at least three months in advance of the meeting. Visit U.S. Visa Information for Foreign Travelers for further information.

Request an ECS Letter of Invitation to receive a letter of invitation on ECS letterhead via email.

Upon receipt of your letter of invitation, you must take it to your nearest consulate or embassy to begin the visa application process. The ECS Letter of Invitation does not constitute an application for a Visa and we cannot guarantee that it will enable you to obtain a Visa.

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