HOTEL AND TRAVEL

AIGA has partnered with five Minneapolis hotels for discounted room rates for “Head, Heart, Hand: AIGA Design Conference”—these hotels have held rooms expressly for conference attendees. These rates will be available until September 19 or when the block of rooms sells out, whichever comes first. Thank you for selecting one of these hotels and supporting AIGA!

The conference will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, located at 1301 2nd Ave South in downtown Minneapolis.

 

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Hotels

The Hyatt still has limited availability of the discounted conference rate. Rooms at the Hyatt include complimentary WiFi, a $10 per day value. When calling, be sure to ask for the AIGA Design Conference rate.

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
(1 block from the convention center)
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
For latest availability and access to the conference rate, call the hotel at: 612 370 1234
Conference rate: $179 single/double

Hilton Minneapolis
(1 block from the convention center)
1001 Marquette Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Call the hotel directly for availability and prevailing rate: 612 376 1000
Current rate: $174–$200

Hilton Garden Inn (this hotel is currently sold out)
(1 block from the convention center)
1101 4th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Online reservations
Phone reservations: 612 339 6633
Conference rate: $160 single/double

Millennium Hotel Minneapolis (this hotel is currently sold out)
(1 block from the convention center)
1313 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Reservations available by phone only: 612 332 6000; 800 522 8856
Conference rate: $155 single/double

Hotel Ivy (this hotel is currently sold out)
(1 block from the convention center)
201 South Eleventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Online reservations
Phone reservations: 612 746 4600
Conference rate: $195 single/double

Air travel

Delta airlines is offering discounted fares to Minneapolis (MSP). When booking online, select Meeting Event Code and enter code NMF2N. Discounts are also available by calling Delta Meeting Reservations (Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. ET) at 800 328 1111; however please note there is a ticketing fee for all phone reservations.

Getting to and around

The conference will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, located at 1301 2nd Avenue South in downtown Minneapolis. 

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport (MSP) is 13 miles from downtown Minneapolis.

Hotels
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Phone: 612 370 1234

Hilton Minneapolis 
1001 Marquette Avenue South
Phone: 612 376 1000 

Hilton Garden Inn
1101 4th Avenue South
Phone: 612 339 6633

Millennium Hotel Minneapolis
1313 Nicollet Mall
Phone: 612 332 6000

Hotel Ivy 
201 South Eleventh Street
Phone: 612 746 4600

Taxi
One-way fares are approximately $32–$38.

Shared van service
SuperShuttle is offering a discount of $1.00 one way and $8.00 round trip for travel between MSP and your hotel if you make your reservations in advance and online.

Light rail
The METRO Blue Line, operated by Metro Transit, connects the airport (Humphrey Station or Lindbergh Station depending on your airline) to the downtown area. The total one-way trip takes approximately a half hour and costs $1.75 during non-rush hours or $2.25 during rush hours. Once you’re in Minneapolis, the light rail and bus are great ways to explore the city.

Bike sharing
Minneapolis has one of the best bike sharing systems in the country. Non-profit Niceridemn.org has a variety of subscription-based plans for as little as $6.00 per 24-hour period and stations throughout Minneapolis. Stay mobile with the handy Spotcycle app to locate nearby stations, docking availability and bike paths.

Car rental
Avis is offering reduced car rental rates for conference participants. Make your reservations online or by calling 800 331 1600 and mentioning AWD number J770134.

A special offer from the Hyatt Regency

Just added! To welcome “Head, Heart, Hand” attendees to Minneapolis, the Hyatt Regency is extending complimentary wireless internet to all conference participants. If you’ve already made your reservation at the Hyatt, there is no need to do anything further. And if you haven’t made your reservation yet, be sure to ask for the AIGA Design Conference rate to take advantage of this special offer!

Get the free “Head, Heart, Hand” app

Download the iOS app for “Head, Heart, Hand: AIGA Design Conference” featuring a detailed schedule, personalized agendas, speaker bios, maps and more.