South-West Hotel and Travel

NASTD Safety Protocols
The National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD) is committed to providing safe meeting environments and to ensuring the health and safety of all participants in its events.  

NASTD will require proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination for all participants attending a NASTD Regional Seminar.  All onsite attendees are required to upload proof of vaccination in advance before being allowed into the seminar.

Vaccination credentialing will be managed by both leading up to and during the seminar.  All registered attendees will receive a link from NASTD three weeks before the start of the seminar that will allow you to submit your vaccination card to the secure vaccination verification portal before the event.  You must show the vaccination verification upon your arrival at the registration desk before receiving your badge.  Attendees will also be required to wear a mask while attending all programs and social events.

City of New Orleans Vaccine or Negative COVID Test Requirements
Beginning Tuesday, February 1st for everyone age 5+, the City of New Orleans is requiring proof of two doses of the COVID vaccine, except for those who have received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or a negative COVID test at restaurants, bars, and other businesses.

Get your COVID vaccine at the airport when you land at Ochsner’s vaccination site, located on Level 1 of the terminal between Doors 2 and 3 open seven days a week, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

JW Marriott New Orleans

614 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
JW Marriott New Orleans COVID-19 Updates: What to expect at the hotel

The reservation cut-off date is Monday. - February 21, 2022 ET.

Room rate: $249 Single/Double plus applicable taxes, currently 14.45%, $2.00 occupancy fee. Additional fee - 1.75% New Orleans CVB assessment fee.

Booking your Reservation
To make your reservations online, please click here.

You can also make your reservations by calling the Marriott's Reservations toll free number at 1-888-364-1200 and reference the 2022 NASTD SouthWest Seminar.

The hotel requires that all reservations be guaranteed with a deposit equal to one night's stay.

Guest cancellation - Please contact the hotel.

NASTD encourages you to make your reservations early, as the number of rooms available in the NASTD block is limited. If the block is filled prior to the cut-off date (2/21/22), rooms will be confirmed on a space-available basis at the Hotel's prevailing rates.


Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MYS)


Shuttle service is available from the airport to hotels and various other locations in the New Orleans for $24.00 (per person, one-way) or $44.00 (per person, round-trip). These fares include three (3) bags per person. Additional baggage may be subject to additional fees. Passengers can purchase tickets at the Airport at the Airport Shuttle ticket booth located on Level 1 Baggage Claim between Doors 3 and 4.


Taxis pick up passengers in a dedicated taxi loading zone on the Arrivals Curb outside of Level 1 Baggage Claim Door 7. 

Taxi rides cost $36.00 from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) or French Quarter (west of Elysian Fields) for up to two (2) passengers. For three (3) or more passengers, the fare will be $15.00 per passenger. Taxis are required to accept credit card payments.