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We welcome you to the annual International Waterborne Symposium in stunning New Orleans, Louisiana.
Enjoy your stay in New Orleans by taking advantage of the New Orleans  Marriott  twenty-four hour state-of-the-art Fitness Facility featuring cardiovascular equipment, strength training and free weights, and the outdoor, heated swimming pool. Within walking distance of your hotel you'll find the world famous Cafe Du Monde, beauty salons and spa services, and the beautiful St. Louis Cathedral.

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Café du Monde

The Original French Market Coffee Stand Since 1862

 Restaurants – New Orleans,   Louisiana

Café du Monde is the New Orleans coffee shop, and it has been for about a century and a half. It is always open, and the thing to have is cafe au lait   accompanied biegnets -- creole hole-less donuts that come hot and smothered with powdered sugar.

French Market     

Open 24 hours a day

Decatur Street             

New Orleans70116

(504) 525-4544

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St. Louis Cathedral

Traveler's Choice® 2013 Award Winner

Few cities in the world are so identified by a building as is New Orleans. The city is instantly recognized by the cathedral and its position overlooking Jackson Square. The Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France is the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the United States. The caretakers constantly battle the elements and the aging of the Cathedral with ongoing conservation and restoration.


615 Pere Antoine Alley
New Orleans, Louisiana   70116
+1 504 525 9583        

Price/Admission:Free admission
Open Hours:Tours Wed-Sat 1:30pm-3:30pm


The Ritz-Carlton Spa in New Orleans

Melt away your cares at a rejuvenating day spa

Replacing worldly concerns with a world of comfort. Escape to the gentle beau monde elegance of 19th century New Orleans. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, New Orleans features 22 treatment rooms, over 100 therapies, a Spa Café, a fitness center, retail store, complimentary valet parking and more. Complete your spa experience with an overnight adventure and enjoy one of the luxurious hotel suites.

As one of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company's most award-winning spas, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, New Orleans has garnered myriad accolades. In 2011, The Spa was selected as a Top Hotel Spa in the United States and Canada by Travel + Leisure magazine. The Spa has been selected by Elle magazine as one of the Top Ten Spas in the United States, Self magazine named it as a Top Twenty Getaway and Celebrated Living ranked it as one of the Top Ten Platinum Spas.

What makes The Ritz-Carlton Spa, New Orleans stand above the rest is not only its physical decor but its extravagant variety of therapies and unique treatments. These services are expertly performed in a beautiful setting where draped chandeliers, bubbling fountains and a hint of magnolia fills the air and experienced therapists restore your mind and body. Discover The Ritz-Carlton Spa – a day spa in New Orleans unlike any other.


921 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 USA                                                                       

Phone:  +1 (504) 524-1331                               •  Map & Directions