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Just to respond more generally, I believe there are still rooms available at the Holiday Inn for the 18-22. Since Rainer wanted to stay beyond the dates of the block, this involved additional negotiations.  Of course now that we've met our contractual obligations at the Chateau Bourbon, people are more than welcome to seek out alternative lodging if they so desire. 

Regards,
Brenda Nelson-Strauss

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Subject: Re: New Orleans Blues

The Mason St. Charles is an option & a quick street car ride the meeting.  Taking the street car in the opposite direction brings you to the Camellia Grill, a breakfast must;  the burgers, malts & icebox pies are wonderful.  A long established local dinner.

Good luck,

Duane Goldman
 	
On Apr 5, 2010, at 10:08 AM, Lou Judson wrote:

> I do not travle,uch, and the last time I went to a confernec ewas New York in 1999. But I found in the internet a bed and breakfast in a nice home for less than half the cost of a hotel room. Sure, it was in Harlem and cabbies were reluctant but it was very nice and comfortable - and the family was a music family so I came home to jam sessions once or twice...
> 
> My point is you can search for bed and breakfast places, and skip the corporate hotel gouge. Just a sggestion!
> 
> Lou
> 
> 
> On Apr 5, 2010, at 12:15 AM, Birgit Lotz Verlag wrote:
> 
> I tried real hard to find hotel accomodation in New Orleans - unsuccessful!
> Looking for a room mate brought no replies either.
> At last I THINK I have a single room reservation at the French Quarter Holiday Inn from 18 to 22 May. I spent a small fortune calling them several times long distance overseas. The lady at reservations there is friendly but somewhat incompetent. She promised to confirm the booking to <[log in to unmask]>, but never did!
> My return flight would be on May 24, but the FQ Holiday Inn were unable to confirm the extra two nights at the ARSC group rate. The full rate would be prohibitive.  I contacted Brenda who kindly promised to help (last time on 24 March). Her answer pending I had not booked the alternative at Creole Inn New Orleans. Just returned to their site - Meanwhile the Creole Inn is also fully booked.
> And even worse - since I had no hotel accomodation I did not dare to confirm the flight. Thus, even if I succeeded to get hotel accomodation now I would have to fight for a reasonably priced air ticket. (There are no direct flight to New Orleans from here, so I would have to fly to some other hub, and two stopovers, which will make it a 20 hour plus journey,)
> What a pity. I had not been to New Orleans for many years and would have loved to return, especially since this year's conference agenda appeals to me as a blues and jazz fan...
> Rainer
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> Rotdornweg 81
> 53177 Bonn (Germany)
> 
> Tel: 0049-228-352808
> Fax: 0049-228-365142
> Web: www.lotz-verlag.de
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