Hotel cutoff dates start TOMORROW! 1/25/19


We are quickly approaching cutoff dates for our hotel room blocks. The HILTON GARDEN INN’s deadline for booking within the block is TOMORROW JAN 25, 2019.  We have added additional hotels for your convenience.  The Doubletree and Comfort Suites are now also available.  Please visit the HOTELS link on our event website for the reservation information and special group pricing.  

If you have already booked in a hotel but not as a part of the block, please call the hotel and let them know you are part of our group!  We have an agreement with each hotel to donate a rebate back to the Bayou Regional for every room we book.  We also have a grant from the Jefferson Parish Convention and Visitor’s Bureau that allows us additional funding based on the amount of rooms we book in the city.  

At this time, we do not require that you stay in our room blocks, as we want to make sure you have the option of staying in hotels using your own perks and resources.  However, if you are not planning to stay at one of the hotels in our blocks, please let us know which hotel you are staying so that we can still get the credit for those rooms in the city.


  • FUNDRAISER FOR BAYOU! Every room we book within our contracted blocks gives a rebate back to the Bayou!
  • GRANTS FOR BAYOU!  Jefferson Parish (Parish is what we call county in Louisiana, for those of you traveling) gives us a grant based on our room pickup.
  • SAFETY FIRST! If we know where you are, we know where to look if we can’t find you!  For the safety of our teams, we want to be aware of where you are staying so that if anything happens and we can’t reach you, we know where to start looking.
  • VETTED PROPERTIES! The hotels that are within the blocks we contract are vetted for safety and quality.  
  • YOU GET FREE STUFF! Our blocks are negotiated for special pricing and extras!
  • WE GET FREE STUFF! For every 30 rooms that we book, we get one room free for our traveling volunteers!

Cutoff dates for most of these hotels start tomorrow and go into mid-MARCH, so please book your rooms as soon as possible!