Local Information

Omni Royal Orleans (Host Hotel)
621 St Louis St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Local Phone: 504-529-5333


A block of guest rooms are available at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel on a first come, first served basis. Rooms can be booked by using the online booking link here until the cut off date of Friday, April 21, 2023.

Questions regarding guestroom reservations may be directed to Sam Franzen at sfranzen@iastate.edu.

For local information on places to eat or things to do please check out the hotel’s “Local Experiences” page here. For further information or assistance, please contact the hotel’s concierge services here, or call the concierge desk at 504-529-7099.

The Court of Two Sisters
The Court of Two Sisters is a third generation locally owned and operated Creole restaurant.  The building dates back to 1832 and was once the home to two aristocratic Creole sisters, Emma & Bertha, for whom the restaurant is named.  The gala will be held in the beautiful Terrace Dining Room which features hand painted murals of New Orleans and a stunning view of the courtyard.  The menu for the night has been specially prepared by Chef to showcase multiple uses of pork throughout classic New Orleans dishes.

For more information, please visit https://www.courtoftwosisters.com/about-us/our-history.