Travel and Logistics
The Grand Hyatt Seattle is the official hotel for the conference. Our room block is now full. We do have an overflow hotel, the Olive 8 Hyatt (1635 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101), located directly across the street from the Grand Hyatt. The rates are $185 - single or double occupancy, plus 15.6% local/state taxes. To book your reservations online, click here. By phone, call 402-592-6464 or 888-421-1442. Make sure you mention "Grants Managers Network or GMN Conference" in order to receive the discounted rate. If you encounter any problems with making your hotel reservations, contact the Event Professionals (GMN’s meeting planners) at 770-760-9998 or email gmnconference [at-sign] theeventpros [dot] net. The deadline to make your hotel reservation at the overflow hotel is Monday, February 28, 2011.
Conference Hotel Address
Grand Hyatt Seattle
721 Pine Street
Overflow Hotel Address
1635 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Conference Hotel Check-in and Check-out Times
Hotel Check-in: 3:00 pm
Hotel Check-out: 12:00 pm
The Grand Hyatt Seattle is located 21 miles from Seattle-Tacoma Airport (Sea-Tac).
FROM SEA-TAC AIRPORT
The new SoundTransit light rail is the most cost effective way to travel to/from Sea-Tac airport. The light rail will take about 37 minutes to reach downtown. It runs from Sea-Tac airport every 15 minutes – Monday thru Saturday (5:04 am – 12:10 am) and Sunday (6:19 am – 11:05 pm). Use Skybridge # 6 at the airport to catch the light rail to the Westlake station. Westlake is the closest station near the hotel and is about 2 blocks away. For additional information on riding the light rail, click here. Cost: $2.50 each way
Cost: One-way to/from airport starts at $27.00 per person
Gray Line Airporter:
Follow signs to Ground Transportation. To board the downtown Airporter (Gray Line) go to level 3 of the parking garage, Island 2.
Phone: 206-626-5200 or 800-426-7532
Departures from SeaTac Airport daily from 6:30 am – 9:00 pm
Cost: One-way - $15.00 each
Round trip - $25.00 each
Follow signs to "Ground Transportation
Approx. $40.00 - $50.00
Follow signs to "Ground Transportation"
Approx. $65.00 - $80.00
FROM AMTRAK TRAIN STATION
Taxi: Approx. $5.00 - $7.00
FROM GREYHOUND BUS STATION
Taxi: Approx $3.00
For driving directions, click here.
TRAVEL DISCOUNTS FOR CONFERENCE ATTENDEES
American Airlines is offering a 5% discount on travel to the GMN 2011 conference. Valid travel dates for this discount are March 15-27, 2011 for travel to Seattle, Washington. To receive this discount, you must book online by visiting www.aa.com or call AA directly at 1-800-433-1790 traveling from anywhere in the United States or Canada. You must use promotion code 5931BT. Note: There’s a reservation service charge of $20.00 for all tickets issued by phone or at the airport ($30.00). There’s no fee when booking online at www.aa.com.
For international attendees, you will need to call your local American Airlines reservation number and use the promotion code - 5931BT.
Delta Air Lines is also pleased to offer special discounted airfares between *2-5% off published fares for the GMN 2011 Conference. To take advantage of this discount, call Delta Meeting Network® Reservations at 1-800-328-1111, Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (central time) and refer to File Meeting Code NM6EM. Or, have your travel agent call Delta’s toll-free number to obtain these same advantages for you. This discount cannot be used online – only by phone reservations directly with Delta. There’s no reservation service fee for tickets issued through Delta Meeting Network® Reservations.
*The discount for travel out of Delta hub airports is 2%. Delta’s hub airports are: Atlanta (ATL), Cincinnati (CVG), Detroit (DTW), Memphis (MEM), MSP (Minneapolis) & SLC (Salt Lake City).
The average temperate in March is 52.6 degrees. Average rainfall is about 3.51 inches.
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I am really looking forward to next year's conference. Thank you for all your hard work in making this a great experience!
2011 Annual Conference Attendee
This was my first--but not my last conference. It was great to be at a conference and meet others doing similar work who had the same issues. It was just difficult to pick sessions because I wanted to attend them all.
2011 Annual Conference Attendee