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Visit New Orleans, one of the country’s most historic and diverse travel destinations, for the 2023 AAP Annual Conference. New Orleans is well-known for its distinctive culture and vibrant history, dating back to 1803 when it was purchased by the United States from the Spanish.
Immersed in centuries of French, Spanish and Creole culture, New Orleans is affectionately known as “The Big Easy.” Featuring delicious and award-winning cuisine, legendary music venues with live performances, and renowned favorites like New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the National WWII Museum, New Orleans has lively and creative entertainment options for even the most adventurous travelers
About the Hotel
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113
Room Rate: $239 (plus state and local taxes), single or double occupancy
Located in New Orleans Central Business District, Hyatt Regency New Orleans, a four-star hotel, is a half mile from Lafayette Square and 0.7 miles from Bourbon Street. Hotel includes recreational amenities, including a heated outdoor pool with sundeck and bar, plus a 24-hour fitness center.
The Grand exterior of Hyatt New Orleans Hotel features stunning architecture with beautiful lights at night and serves some of the best Creole and Spanish cuisines in the area.
Secure your lodging by clicking here or by calling Hyatt Central Reservations at 800-233-1234. Mention that you are part of the American Associated Pharmacies (AAP) Annual Conference.
Beginning March 28, 2023, AAP is unable to guarantee room availability and we anticipate a sellout situation. To modify an existing reservation, contact Hyatt Central Reservations at 800-233-1234 and provide your name and/or confirmation number.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact AAP’s Conference Lodging Coordinator, Bethany Holmes, 256-218-5546, or email email@example.com.
Transportation to New Orleans and the Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located approximately 15 miles from the hotel. The hotel partners with Airport Shuttle New Orleans for transportation both ways, with rides for $20 per person one way. You can find more information or book your ride here.
Taxi services and rideshare (Uber/Lyft) pickup are also available on the curb outside Level 1 Baggage Claim. For the taxi loading zone, exit from door 7, for Lyfts exit from doors 7-9 and for Uber exit from doors 9-11. You can find more information about these services here.
We recommend arriving in New Orleans no later than noon on Thursday, April 20, as the conference will begin in the mid-afternoon. Conference activities are scheduled through noon on Saturday, April 22, so we recommend planning departure flights after 2 p.m.
Things to Do in New Orleans
Take a tour
If tours are your thing, New Orleans won’t let you down. You have a variety of tours to choose from, including:
- Listen to scary stories about ghosts, haunted cemeteries, vampires and voodoo.
- Spot alligators in the swamps of the bayou.
- Discover the history of the city through a tour of the Garden District, Hurricane Katrina Lower 9th Ward destruction or learn about the birthplace of jazz.
- Take a ride down the mighty Mississippi River on the Steamboat Natchez.
Check out the wildlife
The Audubon Nature Institute has several world-class sites in New Orleans.
- The Audubon Zoo features animals from around the world, including tigers, anteaters, elephants and wildebeests. The zoo is adjacent to beautiful Audubon Park and Golf Club.
- Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is located on the French Quarter River Walk, just a few blocks from Jackson Square. It houses a variety of ocean and land animals including sharks, seahorses, penguins and stingrays. The aquarium is also the future home of the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.
- The Audubon Louisiana Nature Center is a cherished community resource. With walking trails, ranger-led chats and a planetarium, there is something for all ages.
Enjoy a museum
New Orleans has many highly rated museums and exhibits from around the world. Here are a few.
- The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum showcases its extensive collection and provides interpretive educational programs to present and preserve the rich history of pharmacy and healthcare in Louisiana; past and present.
- The National WWII Museum is just a mile away the Hyatt Regency and covers six acres of the New Orleans business district. You will experience the everyday memories of WWII, its sights and sounds and its terrors and triumphs.
- The New Orleans Jazz Museum celebrates the history of jazz, in all its forms, through dynamic interactive exhibits, multi-generational educational programming, research facilities, and engaging musical performances.
French Quarter culture
As the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, the French Quarter serves as the roots of the city’s rich and unique culture and history. Its centuries-old buildings hold millions of stories. From museums and tours to shops, bars, and restaurants, there’s plenty to do and see in the Vieux Carré. Some of our favorites are St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square, the French Market (home of Café du Monde), Preservation Hall and, of course, iconic Bourbon Street.