CSM Exhibitor Housing

  • Housing

    Book your reservation by January 9, 2015, to take advantage of the special rates offered to all attendees. Hotel rates, location, and availability may be viewed online or by contacting the J. Spargo and Associates, APTA's exclusive and official housing bureau for the Combined Sections Meeting. APTA is committed to providing a high quality housing experience for its exhibitors and attendees and contracts for a room block to secure those housing needs. Should you have any questions on housing or solicitations, please contact APTA's Housing Center at aptahousing@jspargo.com.

    Beware of Housing Pirates & Poachers

    APTA does not endorse booking hotel reservations via sources other than J. Spargo and Associates.

    When APTA secures sleeping rooms at hotels for our conferences (commonly referred to as room blocks), the properties are researched to ensure that attendees and exhibitors are adequately accommodated. These room blocks are established to ensure that rooms meet our standards and are offered at a discounted price.

    Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or destination management companies to solicit registrants and exhibitors for room reservations for society or other organizations meetings. Often room poachers may misrepresent themselves as APTA’s official housing provider and registrants and exhibitors may be contacted by fax, e-mail, or phone with offers for cut rate housing. The poacher might inform registrants and exhibitors that the hotel room block is "sold out," and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room.

    Learn more about how to avoid pirates and poachers.

    Make Your Reservation

    • Special Exhibitor Only Online Reservations: Secure your guest room reservation online 24 hours a day.
    • By Phone: Call in your reservations to the APTA Housing Center at 877/585-6003, Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am–5:00 pm, ET. If outside the USA/Canada: 703/449-6418.

    Suite Request: To request a hospitality suite contact Angela Smith, APTA Housing Account Manager at angela.smith@jspargo.com. Note: All suite requests must receive APTA approval before the reservation is confirmed.

    Exhibitor Housing: Visit the Exhibitor Information page.

    Travel Discounts

    Discounted rates are available for CSM 2015 participants. Please reference the codes below when making your reservations.

    Air Travel

    American Airlines:
    By Phone: 800/433-1790 use Authorization Number: A1925BP
    Valid Dates: Feb 1–Feb 10, 2015, for travel through Indianapolis;
    Not available for air travel confirmed online.

    Delta Airlines:
    By Phone: 800/328-1111 use File Number: NMJHQ
    Online: www.delta.com and select the Meeting Event Code field. (No ticketing charge)
    Valid Dates: Feb 1–Feb 10, 2015 for travel through Indianapolis.

    About Indianapolis International Airport:
    One of the country's most environmentally friendly airports is the most passenger-friendly as well. Air travelers receive a rousing greeting to the city when they arrive at Indianapolis International Airport. The $1.1 billion Col. H. Weir Cook Terminal opened in 2008 as the first airport terminal designed after 9/11. It combines state-of-the-art security measures with soaring, smart design and public artwork. Accolades include "No. 1 airport in North America" for performance and service from the Airports Council International, "Best Overall Passenger Experience" from J.D. Power and Associates, and the nation's first LEED-certified terminal campus. And all this is located an easy 15 minutes from the central business district. Review online information.

    Ground Transportation

    By Rail

    The Indianapolis Rail Station is the located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis and within walking distance of the Indianapolis Convention Center and surrounding hotels. Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to Indianapolis between February 1-10, 2015. To book your reservation call Amtrak at 800/872-7245 or contact your local travel agent.

    Conventions cannot be booked via Internet. Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X05T-907 when making your reservation. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service and are subject to other restrictions.

    By Taxi

    Taxis are readily available at the airport, Indiana Convention Center, Circle Centre mall and major hotels. A typical fare from the airport to downtown is $35, and select taxi companies participate in a $5 flat rate fare for trips within the downtown area bordered by the White River, 12th Street, I-65 and I-70.

    Other Passenger Options:
    Other options for reaching the city include Amtrak, Greyhound, and Megabus, which all have hubs in the downtown area.

    Visit Indy

    For more information visit: http://visitindy.com/.

    Getting Around Town

    Traveling to and around Indianapolis is easy, convenient and affordable. Known as the Crossroads of America, Indy is within a day’s drive of over half of the country’s population. For those arriving by air, the LEED-certified Indianapolis International Airport is a short, low-traffic 15 minutes from downtown. The airport has racked up tons of accolades for its smart design and customer service and is a fitting welcome to a city known for hospitality and visitor experience.

    Go Express Travel Airport Shuttle:
    For visitors staying downtown, this express, nonstop bus service runs every 30 minutes from 8:00 am-11:00 pm for $10 one way. Passengers board the shuttle at Zone 7 of the airport's ground transportation center. Visitors are encouraged to reserve a ride online prior to arrival or departure. Cash payments are not accepted, please pay by credit card.

    IndyGo Bus System:
    The IndyGo Bus system operates bus routes all around the city, including a fixed route to and from the airport, for as little as $1.75 per ride.

    Driving:
    Known as the Crossroads of America, Indy is within a day’s drive of over half of the country’s population. Traffic congestion is a rarity in Indianapolis, and visitors find the city's street layout straightforward and easy to navigate. Downtown features more than 70,000 parking spots.

    Walking & Biking:
    National journalists have proclaimed Indy to be one of the most walkable cities in the country. On foot, visitors can reach hundreds of restaurants and attractions from hotels and major meeting venues. An expansive network of climate-controlled skywalks connect the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium with 4,700 hotel rooms and a four-story mall with hundreds of specialty shops and dining options. When visitors want to be outside, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail offers a safe and scenic greenway for bicyclists and pedestrians to reach hotels, dining, shopping and entertainment in the city’s cultural districts. Bicycle rentals are available in White River State Park and at the Indy Bike Hub.

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