The AALS 2019 Annual Meeting will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, our headquarters hotel. We have also negotiated affordable room rates at the nearby Loews New Orleans, Le Meridien New Orleans, and the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center.


First, register for the meeting. You will receive a confirmation email from AALS with a link to book a hotel reservation online. Book your stay via the link, and our selected housing service, Experient, will email a confirmation within 72 hours.

Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel (Headquarters)
Room rates: $160 single or double occupancy

Loews New Orleans
Room rates: $160 single or double occupancy 

Le Meridien New Orleans
Room rates: $165 single or double occupancy

New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center
Room rates: $160 single or double occupancy

Taxes are not included in the room rates above. For more information about each of the Annual Meeting hotels, see our detailed hotel guide.


Details & Fine Print


The hotels for the Annual Meeting will only accept reservations made through Experient via the specialized link in your registration email. Reservations will be accepted only through online booking. The AALS office is not involved in the hotel booking process.

If you do not receive your hotel booking email, please contact AALS Registration at (202) 296-2355 or email AALS Registration. If you received your hotel booking email but have difficulty booking your reservation online, contact Experient.

Hotel reservations should be made by December 19, 2018.

Cancelling or Changing a Reservation

Reservations may be changed or cancelled after you receive a confirmation email from Experient. Prior to December 19 at 5 pm ET, please make changes and cancellations using the online housing reservation link or send an email to the address provided in the confirmation. Cancellations will not be accepted by phone. For changes or cancellations after December 19, please wait until December 26 and call the hotel directly.

Guests may cancel their reservation without penalty by 6 pm on their expected date of arrival. If a guest fails to cancel by 6 pm on their day of arrival or fails to check in on the scheduled arrival date, their credit card will be charged one night’s stay plus tax or the check deposit for one night’s room and tax will be forfeited.

Arrival & Departure

Rooms are available as early as December 30, 2018 and as late as January 7, 2019. Note that only a few rooms are available at the AALS discounted room rate at either end of this period.

Occupants in Room

If sharing rooms, please designate one person to make the reservation. List all occupants including children and their ages. Children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge in parent’s room. There is an additional charge of $20 per person for more than two people sharing a room for people over the age of 18. You will need to notify the hotel at check in if any of the guests in your room are under the age of 18 and exempt from the extra person charge.

Accessibility Accommodations

If anyone in the room needs an access-related accommodation, please indicate the accommodations needed when making your hotel reservation.

Credit Card Guarantee

A valid credit card with an expiration date of January 2019 or later is required to secure your room reservation. Credit cards will not be processed prior to your arrival. Your credit card will be charged one night’s stay plus tax if you fail to cancel by 6 pm on the day of arrival or if you fail to check in on your scheduled arrival date.

Reserving a Suite

The booking website includes brief descriptions of suites available at each hotel for events and receptions.

Beware of Housing Pirates and Poachers!

Experient is the only company that handles AALS Annual meeting housing. In the past, registrants have sometimes been contacted with offers for cut-rate housing from companies impersonating AALS or presenting themselves as an alternative to Experient. This is not true.

When AALS secures sleeping rooms at hotels for our Annual Meeting (commonly referred to as room blocks), we research the properties to make certain that our attendees will be adequately accommodated. The room block is established to ensure that sleeping rooms meet our standards and are offered at the discounted price.

Don’t be misled! If you are contacted by anyone trying to sell you a room for the Annual Meeting, please do not make a reservation or provide a method of payment. We ask that you get as much information as you can about the caller and pass it on to Mary Cullen, Associate Director of Meetings.