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Hotel and travel

Hotel and travel

Getting here

The AIGA Design Conference will be held at the Memphis Cook Convention Center and the adjacent Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 North Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee. Download a PDF map (1.2 MB) of the downtown area.

Taxis depart from the Terminal B baggage claim area at the ground level of the Memphis International Airport; approximate one-way fare to the downtown area is $30. Shared van service is available for $15 each way from the Bettie Bus by calling 901 217 7179 or visiting www.bettiebus.com/transport.

Getting around

Once you are in the downtown area, the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) Main Street Trolley connects the Convention Center, Peabody Hotel and beyond. The fare is $1.00 each way (exact change required), with a special weekday lunch-hour rate of 50 cents between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. An all-day pass is $3.50; trolley passes will be available for purchase at the Memphis hospitality desk near conference registration at the convention center and also at the Marriott gift shop. Trolleys are wheelchair-accessible, and each Main Street Trolley station is lift-equipped. Visit www.matatransit.com/trolleyService.aspx for routes, maps and schedules. 

Hotels

Many of our conference hotels are at or near sellout status. If you’re planning to attend the conference, we recommend that you call the hotel directly for current availability. To receive the discounts below, call the hotel and ask for the AIGA Design Conference rate.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Downtown Memphis
Distance to convention center: 5 blocks
21 North Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103
Rates: $129 single or double occupancy
Reservations: 901 522 2100 (be sure to ask for the AIGA Design Conference block and code AIG)
Hotel features (for information only—you must call the hotel to make reservations)

Sleep Inn and Suites Downtown Memphis
Distance to convention center: 5 blocks (across the street from the Spring Hill Suites)
40 North Front Street
Memphis, TN 38103
Rates: $119 single or double occupancy
Reservations: 901 522 9700 (be sure to ask for the AIGA Design Conference block and code AIG)
Hotel features (for information only—you must call the hotel to make rereservations)

Residence Inn by Marriott Memphis Downtown
Distance to convention center: 8 blocks and on the trolley line
110 Monroe Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
Rates: $159 sigle or double occupancy
Reservations: 901 578 3700 (ask for the AIGA Design Conference rate)
Hotel features (for information only—you must call the hotel to make reservations)

The following hotels are currently sold out, but registrants may check with each by phone for last-minute availability:

Peabody Hotel Memphis [currently SOLD OUT]
D
istance to convention center: 8 blocks
149 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
Rates: $204 single occupancy; $224 double occupancy
Reservations: 800 732 2639 (then press "2" for the Peabody Memphis)
Hotel features

Comfort Inn Downtown [currently SOLD OUT]
Distance to convention center: 2 blocks
100 North Front Street
Memphis, TN 38103
Rates: $112 single or double occupancy
Reservations: 901 526 0583
Hotel features

Crowne Plaza Memphis [currently SOLD OUT]
Distance to convention center: 1 block
300 North Main Street
Memphis, TN 38105
Rates: $129 single or double occupancy
Reservations: 901 525 1800 or 877 227 6963
Hotel features

Memphis Marriott Downtown [currently SOLD OUT]
Distance to convention center: adjacent
250 North Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103
Rates: $139 single or double occupancy
Reservations: 901 527 7300 or 888 557 8740
Hotel features

Travel

Air

Northwest Airlines is offering up to a 10 per cent discount on published fares for travel to Memphis.

Call Northwest at 800 225 2525 or your own travel provider and mention Meeting designation WorldFile number: NM354.

You can also make your reservations online. Be sure to select “Yes” under the heading “E-Cert” and select Meeting Agreement (WorldFile number) from the dropdown box that appears. Enter meeting code NM354.

Rental cars

Avis is offering discounts for rental cars in and around Memphis. Call Avis at 800 331 1600 and mention AWD number J770134 or make your reservations online.

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