Meetings Accommodations
Official site of the 2018 SFG Meeting


This is the same venue and location as our 2016 meeting. Located right on the Mississippi River, our conference hotel is the perfect central location for business or pleasure. Shop or eat at the attached Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk, or walk a few blocks to the aquarium, casino, or the French Quarter.

Discounted hotel rate for attendees: $174/night plus taxes & fees

Room reservation link:

ALERT: Do not book any hotel rooms through outside housing services that may be fraudulently claiming partnership with the Society for Glycobiology conference and/or the Hilton. The society does not contract with any outside rooming or registration company and all booking should be done directly through the links located on this site.


Closest airport: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Take Interstate-10 Downtown/East/Slidell, exiting at Poydras St. Turn right onto Poydras St., following Poydras south to its end at our hotel's front circle drive entrance.

Distance from Hotel: 13 miles
Drive Time: 25 minutes


Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, LA - Drago's famous oysters

DRAGO'S SEAFOOD: A New Orleans dining institution.  Extensive seafood menu, including signature dish: Drago's Original Charbroiled Oysters. Hours: 11AM-10PM.
Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, LA - Le Croissant Restaurant

LE CROISSANT: Offering the "Hilton
Breakfast" starting 6:30AM daily.

Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, LA - Marketplace

MARKETPLACE: Quick and hot breakfast, coffee stand serving Starbucks coffee. Chef’s pastries & speciality desserts or heartier menu items like sandwiches. There is a “grocery store” where you'll find alcohol, drinks, snacks, souvenirs and travel accessories.
Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, LA - Public Belt

PUBLIC BELT: A fine piano bar serving craft cocktails, unique wines and select beers. Hours:
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

River Blends Cafe

RIVER BLENDS CAFÉ: On-site coffee house proudly serving Starbucks Coffee, quick breakfast, coffee, espresso, latte or a deli sandwich. Hours: 6AM-7PM

Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, LA - Spirits Bar Seating

SPIRITS: Excite your palate with mouth-watering New Orleans style samplings, or simply enjoy the 'Delta Breeze' and cocktails, wine, and beer.  Hours: 11AM-2AM


Attendees of our conference receive a discounted rate of $20/day parking rate. Contact the society for details.


The Hilton New Orleans Riverside is in the center of it all. This downtown New Orleans hotel location offers stunning views of the Mississippi River and the city. Enjoy easy access to historic New Orleans streetcar lines, top attractions and restaurants.

Hilton New Orleans Riverside is next door to the Riverwalk, New Orleans Cruise Port and Harrah's Casino.
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The hotel is also conveniently located to the following attractions:
Aquarium of the Americas (3 blocks)
Arts & Warehouse District (3 blocks)
Canal Street shops (4 blocks)
French Quarter (4 blocks)
Jackson Square (6 blocks)
National WWII Museum (8 blocks)

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