Is the hotel on Bourbon St?
Yes, we take over the entire Astor Crowne Plaza, on the corner of Bourbon St and Canal Street. There is a 4 night minimum to stay at this hotel. We have another complete takeover at an overflow hotel (the Saint Hotel), for those wishing to stay only 3 nights.
Is this a complete hotel takeover?
Yes. We have every single room at the 700 room Astor Hotel from Wednesday, July 5th, through Sunday, July 9th. We have all of the rooms at the Saint Hotel Thusday, July 6th through Sunday, July 9th.
I don’t want to go to the seminars, can I just buy a package for the night time theme parties?
No. That would be like calling up Hedo and saying “We want to come, but we really don’t plan on using the Piano Bar or the rock climbing wall, so could we come for a discount”. Or going on a Couples Cruise and wanting to sign up for only the night time activities, but have access to the entire ship during the day.
Trust us, you will have a blast and you will be glad that you signed up for a full package, once you experience the largest and most elaborate lifestyle event in the country.
What if we just come and stay at another hotel and just meet people that are in town for the convention?
You can if you want… but we have daytime private parties at over 15 different Bourbon St bars, strip clubs and saloons. These events are some of the best parts of Naughty in N’awlins and can only be attended if you buy a package.
Every year people come to New Orleans during our event in order to meet people that are coming in for the event, but they want to stay at another hotel and they don’t want to pay for the package. Every year, they are standing outside as 1,000 people walk by and head into these private parties or they stand on Bourbon St., looking up at our balcony with hundreds of people partying at our themed balls wishing they had just signed up for the event because they cannot get into the hotel.
They even make plans online through Kasidie, Lifestyle Lounge, SLS or one of the other popular sites to meet people at this or that bar, only to show up and not be able to recognize anyone or get stood up because people heard there was a party at another bar or the couple decided to take a class or attend one of the private parties.
Trust us, it’s a lot better to be on the inside. With over 2,000 sexy people, entertainment, dancers, elaborate productions, sexy hospitality floor and much more… than end up standing out on the street, getting poked in the ribs by your partner who says “I told you we should have signed up for the event".
Are you required to stay at the host hotel?
Yes. If people didn’t stay at our hotel, we wouldn’t be able to throw a massive party like this. Other events allow you to stay anywhere and the host hotel will have you mixed in with families, church groups, college frat brothers on a New Orleans binge… you get the picture.
We offer an experience that no one can match. You can walk in nothing but a robe (or sexy lingerie) down the hall to your friends room without worrying about who will see you (no you can’t walk around butt naked- you have to wear something). You can go to and from our hospitality floor and our themed balls without running into anyone except other attendees.
Is this a "Swingers" convention?
No... and yes. There will be "swingers" at our convention, there will also be nudists, Republicans, Democrats, conservatives, church-goers, fetish and BDSM'ers, polyamorists, voyeurs, exhibitionists and much more. We are more than just a "swingers" convention- we market to any couples that are open minded, not offended by sexual expression and like to have fun. Still have questions? Call us at (800) 304-4493 and we'll answer them.
What is Naughty in N'awlins?
A 5 day/4 night, "hotel takeover", alternative lifestyle convention. It is a gathering of open minded couples who are all interested in exploring their sexuality and want to visit one of the sexiest cities in America: New Orleans.
How much is it?
We only have two packages available:
Package A. Wednesday to Sunday Convention Package NO dinner - $675.00 per couple.
Package Prices includes dances, contests, entertainment, seminars and hospitality floor. Does not include dinner.
Package B. Thursday to Sunday Convention Package NO dinner - $625.00 per couple
Package Prices includes dances, contests, entertainment, seminars and hospitality floor. Does not include dinner - there are plenty of great places to eat in the French Quarter.
The packages includes all of the convention activities including: all seminars, professional entertainers, demonstrations, themed dance parties every night, bands, drawings, contests, private parties at 5 different Bourbon Street clubs, an Erotic Marketplace, access to our hospitality suites. Couples purchasing package A will also include the welcome reception, Bourbon St Parade, balcony party & night at Colette's.
Who will attend?
Couples from all walks of life, age (over 21), profession, religion, race etc. are welcome. From the "just curious" to the most experienced couple- N'awlins offers something for everyone. The average couple have been together for 10 years, travel often, average 35-48 and are professionals.
What can we expect?
Expect to have fun! You’re in New Orleans, on Bourbon St- if you can’t have fun at this event, you can’t have fun anywhere.
What's not included in the package?
Hotel rooms are billed separately and are $160 per night and up. Food, drinks & incidentals, other than noted above, are not included.
Do I have to participate in anything I do not wish too?
Of course not. The universal rule is "No means No!" You are free to participate as much or as little as you wish. If you have any problems with anyone at our event, please notify someone from our staff.
How many people do you expect?
We expect over 1000 couples (that's over 2,000 people!). We are the largest convention of our kind, but we are still small enough where you don't get "lost in the crowd" and you'll get a chance to meet almost everyone in attendance.
What do we wear?
We have three themed dances, including the traditional Mardi Gras Ball. Our schedule page will post examples of suggested fashions for these parties. Sexy more formal dress is usually the standard for dinner. Can't find the perfect outfit? Try the Erotic Marketplace for a great selection of fabulous fashions. Comfortable & casual clothes are best suited for exploring New Orleans and mingling during the day. The average weather in summer is between 71F - 89F.
Can we get naked and have sex in the halls?
Of Course Not. You are free to enjoy any particular activity in the privacy of your room. No sexual activities may take place in the public areas of the hotel. Also, there is no nudity allowed in the public areas, including the pool, balconies or elevator.
What about flashing?
New Orleans is well known for Mardi Gras and a liberal amount of "flashing". Here's what we've found to be true: If you flash someone quickly, you can have fun, act out a fantasy and not have to worry about getting into trouble.
You will get into trouble for:
1. Taking your top completely off (note the word "flash" in "flashing").
2. Dropping your pants (men or women)- this is the quickest way to get into trouble.
3. Flashing during the daylight or in the view of minors. Discretion is the key. What might be O.K. at night on Bourbon Street will not be tolerated in broad daylight in front of the aquarium.
Use your common sense. Have fun, enjoy yourselves but be responsible for your actions.
How do we register?
1. You click on the "Book Now" button (below).
2. Or, you can call (toll-free 1-800-304-4493) and we will take your registration information over the phone.
Who is putting on this event?
French Connection Events is one of the leading lifestyle event planners in the country. With over 40, Hotel & Resort Takeovers, Bob & Tess know what their customers want... and they deliver. Bob & Tess are also the owners of Couples Cruise, the leader in clothing optional cruises.
How do we get there?
There are 2 choices for getting to our hotel: take a taxi or a shuttle bus. The shuttle is $20 per person ($40 per couple) and you will have to stop at other hotels on your way to our hotel. A taxi is $36 per couple and they go right to the hotel (our choice!). If you are coming with friends or you see someone else going to the convention (come on, you know you can spot 'em), take a taxi van and save even more money. The more that go, the cheaper it is.
We are centrally located on the corner of Bourbon St. & Canal St. so we do not recommend renting a car (plus, parking is expensive and hard to find downtown). If you are driving in, our hotel does have valet parking. It isn't cheap, but they give you in and out privileges, so it is convenient.
If you have any questions not covered here, please call us at 800-304-4493 or e-mail us at info@FrenchConnectionEvents.com and we’ll do our best to answer your questions. See you in N’awlins!
French Connection Events
700 Bartholomew St
New Orleans, LA 70117