Lodging | Transportation | Local Info

Lodging

This year's symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in downtown Columbus, Ohio. A special room rate of $149 per night for single, double, triple, and quad occupancy has been set aside for symposium attendees.

You may make reservations here: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/OSUVETMED2016 OR by calling 1-888-421-1442

Reservations must be made before July 6, 2016 in order to receive the discounted rate

An overflow hotel has been designated if you are unable to secure a room at the Hyatt:
Crowne Plaza Columbus Downtown
33 E Nationwide Blvd
Columbus, OH 43215
http://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/columbus/cmhoc/hoteldetail
PLEASE CALL this location directly at 614-461-4100 and use the group code: NVS
Room rate is $149 per night for a single or double, plus applicable taxes

Transportation

By plane: Port Columbus International Airport serves the Central Ohio area with flights on all major carriers. You may find more information here: http://flycolumbus.com/ 

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION: On Thursday, July 28 and Sunday, July 31, the Symposium will be providing airport transportation in the form of Ohio State Shuttle Buses (shown to the right). The departure schedule can be found HERE.
Thursday Airport Pick-up: Buses will be located outside of baggage claim-several lanes over by the hotel shuttles pick-up and you will be dropped off on the north side of the Hyatt – by Starbucks.
Sunday Airport Drop-off: Buses will be located on the north side of the Hyatt (by Starbucks)/Convention Center West Connector

There are also numerous other options for transportation from Port Columbus to the Hyatt Regency and other downtown hotels. A taxi  from the airport to downtown costs approximately $25. There is also inexpensive bus transportation called COTA Air Connect. The cost is $2,75 per person and the travel time from the airport to the hotel is approximately 56 minutes. More information is here: http://www.cota.com/Riding-COTA/AirConnect.aspx

Driving: The Hyatt Regency is located at 350 N. High Street in downtown Columbus. https://goo.gl/maps/YhTQTAmUwc62 

Around Columbus

Downtown Columbus is the heart of a vibrant city with a wide variety of restaurants, galleries, sports venues, and nightclubs. The Hyatt Regency is located on the north edge of downtown, with easy walking access to downtown attractions, the Short North District, and the Arena District

Getting around Columbus is easy with a variety of options including Uber, Car2Go, and the COTA bus system. You can download a guide here. COTA also offers a free downtown circulator – the CBUS, which runs from the Short North Arts District to the Brewery District.

The campus of The Ohio State University is a short 5 minute drive north from the Hyatt Regency.