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Hotel

Main Conference Hotel

The conference has reserved a block of rooms available Sept. 24-Sept. 28 at the

Hyatt House-Austin Arboretum 
(NOTE: this is NOT the Hyatt Place-Austin Arboretum, which is nearby.
When searching "Hyatt House Austin Arboretum" online or on maps, you will likely be presented with two options, one of which is the Hyatt Place. Before selecting by name, be sure the address matches the one below.)
10001 N. Capital of Texas Highway
Austin, TX 78759

512-342-8080

The Hyatt House is located in Northwest Austin and is close to both the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), where the tutorials will take place on Tuesday, September 25, as well as to the Commons Conference Center (CCC), the location of the main conference on Wednesday, September 26 and Thursday, September 27. 

It’s a 5-minute drive and about a 25-minute walk from the hotel to either conference location. Although the walk sounds feasible, it’s not recommended because it would require crossing a busy highway that's not walker friendly. We will be providing shuttle service between the hotel, conference locations, and evening receptions. Details about the shuttle service and a schedule will be posted closer to the conference start. 

The nightly rate is $139. Please book your room by September 7, 2018, to receive this discounted rate. 

Did you miss the September 7 cutoff date for the discounted rate? If you weren't able to reserve your room by the deadline, please call Annie Campbell, Hyatt House Austin/Arboretum Director of Sales, at (512) 231-4845 during office hours, or email her at annie.campbell@hyatt.com. If you let her know that you're attending the Gateways 2018 conference, she will do her best to honor the group block rate based on availability. 

Breakfast is included in the hotel rate and served weekdays 6:30am - 9:00am. Please take advantage of this, as we will not serve breakfast at the conference venue. The hotel has several other amenities, including limited complimentary shuttle service within a 5-mile radius and wifi. You can find more detail about the hotel features here.

If you use this link to book your room, the group discount rate (G-GC18) will populate automatically once you've selected dates between Sept. 24 and 28. We have heard that some people are having trouble with the online booking link. If this happens to you, please call the hotel instead (details below). 

You may also book by phone:
1.866.974.9288
Reference Group Code: G-GC18

Travel

Flying

The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is the closest and most convenient airport to fly into when visiting Austin. It's located about 17 miles away from the Hyatt House-Austin Arboretum and both conference locations (TACC and CLC). 

If you would like to enjoy every last minute of the conference, you can book flights after 6:30 pm on Thursday, September 27 and should have sufficient time to get to the airport. Please do check on traffic when planning when to leave for the airport, as Austin traffic can be bad during rush hour. (The conference ends at 3:30 pm on Thursday.)

Getting from the Airport to Austin

There are a variety of taxi and transportation services available between AUS and Austin. The Airport Flyer page on the AUS website provides instant quotes and booking via shuttlefare.com. The Airport Flyer page also lists names of some companies that shuttle between the airport and Austin. 

Here are a few other options:

Super Shuttle
This company offers a Shared Ride that costs $18 to ride with others headed in the same direction. A Non-Stop Ride costs $56 and offers a direct ride with no stops in between for up to 10 passengers. They also offer some Premium options at a higher cost. 

Reservations can be made online. The company also has an app that you can download and use to reserve a ride in advance or to request a ride after you arrive.

Austin Private Car Service 
This company offers private rides in higher end cars, such as Lincoln Continentals and Cadillac Escalades. The cost is about $90 between AUS and the Hyatt House. Reservations can be made online.

Uber and Lyft
Both rideshare services are available in the Austin area. 

Getting Around Northwest Austin

There are grocery stores, restaurants, and shops that are within walking distance of the Hyatt House-Austin Arboretum hotel. Please see our Enjoying Austin page for these details and more to do in the greater Austin area.

Conference Shuttle Service from the Conference Hotel to the Conference Venues

We're offering shuttle service each morning and evening between the conference venues and the Hyatt House. We also provide shuttles from the Hyatt House hotel to the Tuesday evening dinner (Punch Bowl Social) and the Wednesday evening event (Blanton Museum of Art). 

If you plan on driving, please consult our Conference Maps pages for information about conference and social event locations and parking details are on the Enjoying Austin page. 

 

Questions? Please feel free to email us at help@sciencegateways.org