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44th Annual ARSC Conference (New Orleans, May 19th-22nd 2010)

Conference Hotel and Registration Information



We have been notified that our block at the Chateau Bourbon is completely full. The management has kindly made arrangements for us at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, just under 2 blocks from the Chateau Bourbon, for the dates of May 18th-22nd at the same rate of $129. According to my contact, this is a great hotel, in a great location- also in the first block of the Quarter, on Royal Street. The reservation number to call is 800-889-0372 and the group code is ARSC.

Chateau Bourbon
800 Iberville Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Reservations: 1-888-404-6875

The ARSC conference will be held at the Chateau Bourbon, A Wyndham Historic Hotel, located in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter.  Formerly the D. H. Holmes department store which opened in 1849, the pre-Civil War landmark was transformed into a truly unique hotel through a complete interior renovation in 1995.  Encompassing an entire city block on the northwest edge of the French Quarter, the hotel is bordered by Dauphine, Canal, Bourbon, and Iberville streets.  The city's legendary museums, restaurants, and music venues are within walking distance and the trolley to the Garden District stops on Canal Street across from the hotel.

A block of rooms has been reserved for ARSC conference attendees at the special rate of $129 (plus tax) single/double (1 King/2 Queen beds) for the nights of May 18-May 22, 2010.  Conference rates will also be honored three days prior (Saturday May 15-Monday May 17), subject to availability. Rollaway beds may be added for $20 per night, subject to availability.

The hotel features 251 well-appointed non-smoking guest rooms on four levels, some with balconies overlooking Bourbon Street or the inner courtyard or pool deck.  With 12-foot ceilings, the rooms are some of the largest in the French Quarter. Amenities include 32" flat screen TVs, complimentary wireless internet, modem/data ports, cotton bathrobes, coffee/tea, hairdryers, and room safes (extra fee may be required).  The hotel also has an outdoor pool, fitness and business center. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. CDT and check-out time is at noon. Valet parking is available at $28 per day and self park at $24 per day (plus tax); prices are subject to change without notice. 

Rooms must be reserved by Tuesday April 27, 2010, though you are strongly encouraged to make your reservations as early as possible. All rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis, and it is likely that our room block will sell out prior to this deadline. Conference attendees may also be interested in registering for Wyndham Rewards By Request for additional benefits:

To reserve a room online for dates between May 18-23, follow this link to the ARSC group reservation page:

If you plan to arrive early or stay late, or have any special requests such as rollaway beds, please call the toll-free reservation number 1-888-404-6875 and refer to “Association for Recorded Sound Collections.”If you experience any difficulty with your reservations, contact Brenda Nelson-Strauss at 812-855-7530 or


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