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The World Balloon Convention 2016 will be headquartered at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel.

Located in a prime downtown location at the base of Canal and Poydras Streets, the Hilton New Orleans Riverside is ideally situated next to Harrah’s Casino, steps from famous New Orleans Streetcar lines, and a short, three-block walk away from the French Quarter, as well as many other iconic landmarks.

Book your room here!

Learn more about New Orleans attractions at neworleansonline.com.

Get the discounted World Balloon Convention rates of $179 single*/$179 double*/$209 triple/$239 quad plus hotel tax per night when you reserve your room between April 6, 2015 and March 4, 2016, and mention you’re with the World Balloon Convention 2016.

How to Get There   

The Hilton New Orleans Riverside is approximately 13 miles from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). Although the hotel does not provide airport shuttles, the following transportation options are available:

Airport Shuttle

To receive A special WBC rate, please make your reservations here between March 30, 2015 - April 17, 2016.

Taxi Service

A cab ride costs US $33* from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) for one or two persons and $14 (per passenger) for three or more passengers. Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. There may be an additional charge for extra baggage. Taxis are required to offer a credit card payment option.

Rental Cars

Click here for information regarding rental cars.

Public Transportation

For information on public transit in the area, visit the Jefferson Transit website or the RTA website.