Venue & Accommodations

Omni Royal Orleans Hotel | New Orleans, LA


The best of the 'Big Easy'
Located in world-famous French Quarter near Bourbon Street, Omni Royal Orleans effortlessly combines timeless elegance and southern refinement, setting itself apart from other French Quarter hotels. A 4-diamond property, with authentic southern hospitality,  wrought-iron balconies, Rooftop pool and a lush courtyard create an experience unlike any other.

Special Conference Rates
We have negotiated a discounted rate at the Omni Royal Orleans located at 621 St. Louis St., New Orleans, LA 70130.  Please visit their website or call (800) 578-0500 and mention you are participating in the Critical Concepts in EM conference. We have discounted rates as low as $289/night for a Deluxe Queen. These rates are available until March 17, 2024, but have limited availability, so please book early!

Things to do
Of course there is Bourbon Street and the historical and haunted city of New Orleans! But high on your list of things to do will be the French Quarter Festival

This festival has charmed New Orleanians since it first began in 1984 , designed to remind locals how fabulous and fun the French Quarter can be. Stages are set up at every corner, food from the city’s finest restaurants fill booths in Jackson Square and beyond. It was a secret for a while, rewarding tourists who happened to be in town. Now this grand fete has evolved into something everyone adores. This city's finest music and cuisine are on hand to celebrate life and love in the French Quarter.

Nearly two dozen stages take over the French Quarter throughout the four-day weekend, starting early in the day and going on through the night. Festival goers will hear Jazz, Latin, R&B, Zydeco, New Orleans funk, swing and rock throughout the Quarter.  <Read more....>