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The 2024 SBC will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana. All conference activities will be held at the
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA. 

Connections Housing is the ONLY official housing partner of SAME.
Buyer Beware! See info at the bottom of this page regarding housing “Pirates” and “Poachers.”

 

Housing will open in July 2024. Below are the official SAME SBC Hotels

Hotel

SAME Group Rate

Distance to Convention Center

Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center

$229

.2 miles

Doubletree by Hilton New Orleans

$215

.6 miles

Embassy Suites New Orleans

$245

.2 miles

Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans

$195/$205

.4 miles

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans

per diem

.4 miles

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter

$129

.9 miles

Hilton New Orleans Riverside

$249/$259

.3 miles

Homewood Suites by Hilton French Quarter

$159

.9 miles

Hyatt Place New Orleans

$219

.2 miles

Kimpton Hotel Fontenot

$199

.5 miles

Le Meridien New Orleans

$239

.4 miles

Loews New Orleans Hotel

$239

.5 miles

New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District

$259

.1 miles

Omni Riverfront Hotel

$249

.2 miles

Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District

$249

.3 miles

Residence Inn New Orleans French Quarter

$179

.8 miles

Sonesta ES Suites New Orleans Convention Center

$189

.4 miles

Springhill Suites New Orleans Downtown

$239

.3 miles

The Westin New Orleans

$235

.6 miles

Vocco St. James Hotel

$219

.6 miles

 

Uniformed Services/Government Rate

Rooms will be available at the prevailing per diem at the time of the event, currently $162 (rate subject to change on 10/1/24), plus applicable taxes, per night. To qualify for the per diem rate, one must be employed directly by a federal, state, or local government agency. Contractors and retirees are not eligible for the government rate. Those who book a room at the government rate and do not qualify will be transferred to the industry rate (may vary by hotel). Those who book a government-rated room after August 31, 2024, who do not qualify may be subject to having their room reservation moved to a different hotel that has the industry rate available.

 

Connections Housing is the official housing partner of SAME and all rooms should be booked directly with Connections Housing to take advantage of negotiated rates and benefits. Do NOT book a room directly through the hotel's website or by phoning them. The hotel reserves the right not to extend the group rate for reservations made directly with the hotel.

Reservations in the SAME blocks are reserved for registered conference attendees only. Attendees must register for the conference within five working days of making hotel reservations (government employees excepted). Any reservation made by an unregistered attendee will be canceled seven days after the reservation was made.
 

Getting There

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
The airport is approximately 16 miles from the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Uber, Lyft, and taxi transportation options are available.

Visit New Orleans to explore the various things to do, places to see, and food to enjoy

WARNING: Housing “Pirates” and “Poachers” Scam

SAME works with Connections Housing to create room blocks for our attendees at the SAME contracted hotels. Please be vigilant if contacted by any company or service that implies or claims to be an official housing provider for the SAME or the Small Business Conference (SBC). The ONLY way to book your rooms for SBC is through our housing site or by calling 702-476-6976 or 855-476-6976. If you are contacted by one of these poacher companies, please notify SAME immediately.

Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or destination management companies to solicit registrants for room reservations. Poachers often represent themselves as being affiliated with SAME. The poacher might inform registrants that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Additional deceptive tactics may include distributing forms or promotional materials that appear to be issued by SAME.

  • Room poachers make it more difficult for us to meet our room block commitments and expose us to penalties and increased room rates for our events.

  • Room poachers often don’t deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations do not exist or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been canceled and hefty cancelation fees have been placed on the customer’s credit card.