Hotel Information

Astor Crowne Plaza, French Quarter
739 Canal Street at Bourbon
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Direct Telephone:  +1-504-962-0500
Toll Free Reservations (US and Canada):  +1-888-696-4806
Fax:  +1-504-962-0501
Hotel web address:

Group Rate Online Reservations ($139) Reference group block code “ACM”

Student Rate Online Reservations ($104) Student ID Required. Reference group block code “STU”



The Astor Crowne Plaza located at the Gateway to the French Quarter where Canal Street meets Bourbon Street, is one of the most popular New Orleans hotels. The excitement of the French Quarter awaits you right outside the door of the Astor, unmatched among Bourbon Street hotels. Whether you are looking for world-renowned dining or the intoxicating sounds of New Orleans' Jazz or Blues – you are in the heart of it all. Few New Orleans Hotels offer easy access to nearby attractions like Harrahs Casino, the Aquarium of the Americas, Jackson Square, Morial Convention Center, Riverwalk Shopping, the New Orleans Sports Arena and the Superdome.

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Your support in staying at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel helps keep the conference costs down, which directly affects your registration fees. SIAM guarantees the hotel that we will fill a certain number of “room nights” (rooms per night) during the conference.  SIAM incurs penalties if too many attendees opt to stay in other hotels in the area or neglect to indicate to the hotel that they are with the SIAM conference. At this time, conference costs do not include meeting room rental. If SIAM fails to fill the contracted room block, SIAM is then charged the cost for the meeting rooms on a daily basis, along with a hefty penalty. Future registration fees could increase to cover these additional risks.


SIAM is holding a block of rooms at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel. These rooms are being held on a first-come, first-served basis at the following discounted rates. Please be aware the room block fills quickly, so we suggest you make your hotel and travel plans early.

The group rate is guaranteed until the cutoff date unless the block fills prior to that.  If there are rooms available after the cutoff date, they will be available at the best rate offered at that time.

Reservation Deadline – December 3, 2012 (or until the room block is filled)

Single/Double      $139.00 per night plus 13% tax and $2.00 city occupancy tax
Student rate        $104.00 per night plus 13% tax and $2.00 city occupancy tax

(Student ID must be presented upon check-in. SIAM is able to negotiate a limited number of special student rate rooms. Please book early as these rooms sell out quickly!)

All rooms based on availability.
All rates are subject to state and local occupancy taxes.

In the event that you find a lower room rate, please make the reservation at the lower rate and notify SIAM immediately ([email protected]).  By doing this you will receive the lower rate and be counted towards the SIAM room block.

Reservations are not confirmed until acknowledged in writing by the hotel or verified by phone.  Be sure to get a confirmation number from the hotel and be prepared to provide that number to the front desk clerk upon check-in at the hotel.  If hotel reservations are requested by facsimile and written confirmation is not received within two weeks of sending the facsimile, please contact the hotel immediately to verify that the reservation request was received and processed.  Be sure to get a confirmation number.

When making reservations, be sure to identify yourself as an attendee of the ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms. In order to receive the SIAM group rate, please make your reservations via fax at +1-504-962-0501 or mail the Hotel Reservation Form directly to the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel.  You may also make your reservation by phone by calling +1-888-696-4806 (USA and Canada) or +1-504-962-0500. Telephone reservation hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Central Time, and Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Central Time. Reservations may also be made online using the Online Reservation links at the top of this page. Attendees should reference group block code “ACM” when making reservations at the group rate of $139. Students should reference the group rate “STU” to acquire the student rate of $104. Remember to get your confirmation number!

Do not make your reservation online through the main hotel web site, as this will not allow you to retain the SIAM group rate.

Welcome Reception

When making your reservation, remember that the Welcome Reception is scheduled for January 5, 2013. This is an excellent networking opportunity!


The Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel requires a credit card to confirm and guarantee your reservation. The hotel will send out e-mail confirmations upon request.


If you need to change or cancel your reservation, you must contact the hotel 72 hours prior to arrival date to avoid a cancellation fee.  You can contact the hotel at +1-888-696-4806 (USA and Canada) or +1-504-962-0500.  Remember to get a cancellation number!

Check-In and Check-Out

Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM.


Posted rates apply.

Health Facilities

Hotel guests will have complimentary use of the fitness center and exercise room in the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Telephone Messages

To reach an attendee or to leave a message, call +1-504-962-0500.  The hotel operator can either connect you with the SIAM registration desk or to the attendee’s room.  Messages taken at the SIAM registration desk will be posted to the message board located in the registration area.


Hotel Room Reservation Forms

The hotel room reservation form is available here.

Hotel Room Sharing Form

The hotel room sharing form is available here.

To RSVP to the conference on Facebook and connect with other attendees, find roommates etc., please visit


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