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221st General Assembly (2014)

Travel, Accommodations and Parking

 

Travel to Detroit
Detroit is easily accessible by most major airlines, Amtrak, and Megabus.

Consider MegaBus  (megabus.com) if your city has that service – the stop in Detroit is downtown, near Cobo and the assembly hotels.  Detroit is on Amtrak’s (www.Amtrak.com) Wolverine Route that connects Chicago and Detroit; the Detroit Amtrak station is located about 3 miles from downtown. 

The Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) is located about 20 miles (20-30 minute drive) from downtown.  Assembly shuttles will operate between the airport and the assembly hotels on Thursday and Friday, June 12 and 13, and from the convention center to the airport on Saturday, June 21.

Commissioners, advisory delegates and others whose GA expenses are covered by the Office of the General Assembly or the Presbyterian Mission Agency will receive an email with instructions and a link for booking airline reservations through Concur (an on-line booking tool) and Azumano, the assembly travel agency, so that the fare is charged to the appropriate GA budget.  Please wait to receive this email to book travel.

Those paying their own travel may book through Azumano by calling 800-777-5149 (7:00 a.m. through 5:30 p.m., Pacific); the service fee is $25.  Or they may book directly with an airline or through another travel agency. 

Delta and American Airlines are offering small discounts on certain fares to Detroit, along with other concessions that benefit the PC(USA).  Those who are not using Azumano may still get these discounts by booking directly with the airline:

Delta    www.delta.com.                          Meeting Event Code:      NMHWF

Select More Search Options (under the FIND FLIGHTS) button, and enter NMHWF in the Meeting Event Code box on that page.
Or call Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111 (a direct ticketing charge applies to book by phone.

American Airlines   www.aa.com/group    Authorization Number:  2464DY

Enter 2464DY in the Promotion Code box just above the red BOOK NOW box.


 

Assembly Accommodations

Rooms are blocked at six hotels in downtown Detroit (link to map), all within five blocks of the Cobo Center.  Discounted rates at these assembly hotels are available to all participants, including observers, who register in advance through the GA Meeting Service.  For a reservation, complete your registration as early as possible.

Reservations for rooms in these assembly hotels are made only through the G.A. registration process.  Do not call the hotels for a reservation.

These rates apply for one or two guest adult guests, and include guest room Internet.  Taxes (currently 15%) are in addition to the rates shown. The tax rate and guest parking fee are subject to change.

                                                                  Per night                       Guest Parking (per day)
Courtyard by Marriott                             $140                                          $15 self
 333 E. Jefferson                                                                                         $20 valet
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dtwdc-courtyard-detroit-downtown/

Crowne Plaza Detroit Riverfront            $129                                          $25 valet only
2 Washington Boulevard
http://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/detroit/dttnd/hoteldetail 

Doubletree Suites Fort Shelby                 $138                                          $23 valet only"
525 West Lafayette Blvd
http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/michigan/doubletree-suites-by-hilton-hotel-detroit-downtown-fort-shelby-DTTLFDT/index.html

Holiday Inn Express                                 $119                                          $20 valet only
1020 Washington Avenue
Breakfast is included in this rate.
http://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/detroit/dttwb/hoteldetail 

Marriott Renaissance                               $140                                          $15-$20 self
Renaissance Center                                                                                      $25 valet
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dtwdt-detroit-marriott-at-the-renaissance-center 

Westin Book Cadillac                              $129                                          $15 ($30 valet)
1114 Washington Boulevard                                                        
http://www.bookcadillacwestin.com/ 


 

Parking in Detroit

Parking rates at Cobo are $10/day. http://cobocenter.s3.amazonaws.com/doc/CoboParkingMap.pdf

Download a map (http://detroit.bestparking.com/) of garages and lots in downtown Detroit.


 

 

Contact the G.A. Meeting Service (gameetingservice@pcusa.org) with questions.