Hotel and travel information
The 2011 AIGA Design Conference will take place at:
Phoenix Convention Center
100 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
[map and directions]
Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix just minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the METRO Light Rail and major freeways, you’ll find the convention center a convenient and easy-to-use destination.
AIGA has partnered with two hotels for discounted rooms close to the convention center. Staying at one of these official hotels will ensure you the opportunity to mingle with old friends and meet new ones:
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel (distance to convention center: 2.5 blocks)
340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Deadline extended: Sheraton rooms at the conference rate are still available but make your reservations now!
Room rate: $209 single or double occupancy; cancellation policy: 72 hours prior to arrival
Make your reservations online or by calling 602 262 2500
Hyatt Regency Phoenix (distance to convention center: across the street)
122 North 2nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
The hotel deadline at the Hyatt has passed but there still may be rooms available. Call the hotel directly for the latest availability and best rate: 602 252 1234
Continental Airlines is offering discounts of up to 13 percent for travel to Phoenix. For the maximum discount, make your reservations online and enter MeetingWorks code ZK4K366221 in the "Offer Code" box. You may also call 800 523 3273 mentioning the same code to receive a smaller discount and Continental does charge a $25 fee for phone reservations.
Phoenix Sky Airport (PHX) is approximately seven miles from the Hyatt and the Sheraton. Options for travel between the airport and the hotels include:
Valley METRO light rail: Catch the shuttle bus from the airport to the light rail stop. The Central and Van Burean stop is three blocks from the Sheraton and the Central/Washington stop is one block from the Hyatt. One way fare is $1.75 and will take approximately 40–50 minutes. Find out more about the light rail here.
Shared van service: SuperShuttle is offering Pivot attendees a $2.00 one way/$4.00 round trip discount for airport service between PHX and either the Sheraton or the Hyatt. The reduced fare is valid for online reservations only, using the code K6J3E. The regular one way fare is $13. You can also make reservations by calling 800 258 3826 however the discount will not apply.
Taxi: One way fare is approximately $25 with travel time 15–20 minutes depending on traffic.
Car service: BostonCoach is offering a 10 percent discount for airport transfers and service in and around Phoenix for Design Conference participants. Find out more and make your reservations here.