INSITE TOUR June 17-19, 2014 // New Orleans TUESDAY, JUNE 17 Morning
Pick up badge and welcome packets First floor Registration desks, Hilton
Hosts New Orleans to pick up from host hotel: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
WHAT’S NEW IN THE BIG EASY? Enjoy an abbreviated city tour through the neighborhoods of New Orleans that will include a glance at unique venues such as the Pavilion of the Two Sisters at City Park or a stop for a toast at Champion Square and Club 44. *Departure from the Hilton will be at the second set of doors at the side entrance at 1:30 pm
BREAK: Return to the Hilton Riverside to refresh.
Hosts New Orleans to transport guests from Hilton Riverside *Departure from the Hilton will be at the second set of doors at the side entrance at 5:45 pm
WELCOME RECEPTION & DINNER
Bourbon House Restaurant 114 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 522-0111 www.bourbonhouse.com Mary Mc Gee-Tilloy, Director of Sales (504) 274-1802/[email protected]
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18 8:30 am
RIVERWALK OUTLET MALL Stroll through the newly renovated Riverwalk Mall and view potential branding opportunities to raise your brand awareness at RIMS ’15! See the newly renovated Ernest N. Morial Convention Center–explore the exhibit hall and potential meeting and client spaces! Breakfast will be served! *Note: The approximate walk time from the headquarter hotel to the MCC is 15-20 minutes. Meet by the Concierge Desk in the Hilton Lobby PROMPTY at 8:30 am; don’t be late.
BREAKFAST & FACILITIES TOUR
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 900 Convention Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70130 www.mccno.com 504-582-3000 Breakfast Location: La Nouvelle Ballroom (over Hall E) Presenters: Stuart Ruff, RIMS Peter Bordes, RIMS Karen Christensen, Hosts Global Alliance Raquel Dufauchard Baptiste, New Orleans CVB Elaine Williams, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Nancy Desai, Freeman AV Stephanie Ginebra, Freeman AV Ron Stumphauzer, Freeman AV 12:00 pm
Loews New Orleans Hotel 300 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70130 www.loewsneworleans.com Main: (504) 595-5310 Lisette Ecuyer, Director of Catering & Conference Mgt. (504) 595-5325/[email protected]
Group walk over. Bus to meet at W Hotel
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18 12:45 pm
W New Orleans 333 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70130 www.whotels.com/wneworleans Main: (504) 525-9444 Jill Bookbinder, Account Director (504) 207-5064/[email protected]
LUNCH & FACILITIES TOUR
Hilton New Orleans Riverside 2 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70130 Main: (504) 962-0500 www.neworleansriversidehotel.com Sherie Bodenheimer, Event Manager (504) 556-3780/ [email protected]
Lunch Location: Versailles Ballroom, 3rd floor 3:00 pm
JW Marriott New Orleans 614 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 Main: (504) 525-6500 www.jwmarriottneworleans.com Michelle Schwall, Event Manager (504) 527-6713/[email protected]
InterContinental New Orleans 444 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70130 Main: (504)585-4363 www.icneworleans.com
Astor Crowne Plaza 739 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 Main: (504) 962-0500 www.astorneworleans.com Joan Richard-Smith, Dir., of Catering & Convention Services
Office: (504) 962-0542
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18 5:15 pm
Ritz-Carlton New Orleans 914 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 Main: (504) 524-1331 www.ritzcarlton.com Contact: Allie Rodgers Director of Meetings & Special Events (504) 670-2821/ [email protected]
Returned to the Hilton to Refresh.
SITE, SIP & SAVOR A progressive dinner through FIVE venues that are fabulous and quirky, ending with a dessert reception on a balcony in the French Quarter. Come thirsty, my friends!!! Venues: The Chicory Building, Fulton Street Alley, Generations Hall, Mardi Gras World and Arnaud’s Restaurant. *Departure from the Hilton will be at 6:30 pm from the second set of side doors.
THURSDAY, JUNE 19 9:00 am
Hosts New Orleans to pick up from Hilton Riverside *Departure from the Hilton will be at 9:00 am from the second set of side doors.
BREAKFAST & FACILITIES TOUR Sheraton New Orleans Hotel 500 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 Main: (504) 525-2500 www.sheratonneworleans.com Steve Mondi, Convention Services Manager (504) 525-2500/ [email protected]
Breakfast Location: Waterbury Ballroom, 2nd floor Presenters: Blanca Ferreris,RIMS Jon Mitchell, Connections Housing
THURSDAY, JUNE 19 11:00 am
EXPLORATION OF MORE VENUES & HOTELS This morning, we will explore venues that are conveniently located in the warehouse district. The SugarMill, Tommy’s and Tomas Restaurants, The National World War 2 Museum and The Contemporary Art Center.
LUNCH & FACILITIES TOUR New Orleans Marriott 555 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 Main: 504-581-1000 www.neworleansmarriott.com Ashley Hahn, Senior Event Manager 504.553.5573/ [email protected]
Lunch Location: Galeries 1-2, 2nd floor Presenter: Peter Bordes, RIMS
Return to Hilton Riverside *At 2:45, transportation will be departing from the N. O. Marriott back to the Hilton for those guests that choose not to visit the restaurants listed below
SITE VISITS TO MORE RESTAURANTS - Optional Because the city has so many restaurants and venues to see, we’re offering this additional opportunity to explore. The Elm’s Mansion, Commander’s Palace, Broussard’s, Muriel’s Tableau, Bourbon Vieux, Presbytere and Antoine’s. *The tour will depart from the Marriott at 2:45 pm and return to Hilton at 5:00 pm.
Return to the Hilton Riverside
CONTACTS: RIMS: Stuart Ruff, CMP Director of Meetings, Exhibitions & Events (Department Head; Exhibition Director; Freeman Liaison) +1-212-655-6051 Blanca Ferreris, CMP, CMM Senior Manager, Meetings & Events (Hotels, Affiliate Events, Exhibitor Housing) +1-212-655-6058 Peter Bordes Exhibitions & Sponsorship Manager (Sales) +1-212-655-6052 Theresa Medina Event Operations Manager (Registration and Convention Center Operations) +1-212-655-6224 Jonghwa Moon Meetings and Events Associate (Exhibitor and Sales Support) +1-212-655-6060 NEW ORLEANS CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU MaryBeth Guarisco, CMP Director, Convention Services Office: (504) 566-5026 Cell: (504) 269-5891 Sharon Sibley Meeting and Special Events Manager Office: (504) 566-5004 Cell: (504) 432-1620 HOSTS GLOBAL ALLIANCE Karen Christensen, CMP Vice President Office: (504) 266-0292 Cell: (504) 251-7768
Note: Hosts New Orleans/Hosts Global Alliance is providing complimentary transportation and logistics for the InSite Tour. The above venue schedule may change and is subject to availability