The meeting will be held in downtown Hartford at the Hartford Marriott Downtown, 200 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06103, USA.
Hotel registration deadline: 24 February 2012
A block of rooms has been reserved at a special meeting rate of $129 per night plus tax and includes free Wi-Fi.
Please make your reservations online.
Alternatively, you may call the Marriott at +1-800-266-9432 or +1-506-474-2009 (local).
The reservation website is dedicated to the NEGSA meeting and the phone numbers are dedicated to group events.
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Hartford is easily accessed by motor vehicle, air, train, and bus. Be green, and carpool or take a train or bus. Once you arrive, it’s easy to get around by foot. Hartford is the thirteenth most walkable city in the entire United States and the downtown has a walkable score of 90 out of 100.
By motor vehicle:
Hartford is located at the junction of I-84 and I-91.
From 1-84 E: Take Exit 52 (I-91 S New Haven Exit) and merge onto I-91 S. Follow directions for I-91 N and S.
From I-84 W: Take Exit 54 (Downtown Hartford Exit; exit is on the left) and merge onto CT 2 W. At the first stoplight, turn left onto Columbus Boulevard. The Hartford Marriott Downtown is on the left, and the Connecticut Convention Center is just past the Hartford Marriott Downtown. Hotel parking is available in the Connecticut Convention Center garage. Turn left at the first stoplight (intersection of Columbus Boulevard. and Front Street) to access the upper level of the garage.
From I-91 N and S: Take Exit 29A (Capitol Area Exit) and follow the signs to the Convention Center, i.e., follow exit as it curves to right to a stoplight and turn right at the stoplight onto Columbus Boulevard. The Connecticut Convention Center is on the right, and the Hartford Marriott Downtown is just past the Connecticut Convention Center. Hotel parking is available in the Connecticut Convention Center garage. Make an immediate right to access the lower level of the garage.
Hartford is served by Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. The Hartford Marriott Downtown does not provide shuttle service to and from the airport. One-way taxi fare is approximately US$42. Semi-express bus service is available between the airport and downtown Hartford. The bus stops at all terminals at the airport and at Union Station and the Connecticut Convention Center in downtown Hartford. The Hartford Marriott Downtown is next to the Connecticut Convention Center. One-way fare is US$1.30. You must have the exact fare.
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Amtrak train service is available between New York City (Penn Station) and Hartford. Trains arrive in Hartford at Union Station, which is about 1 mile from the Hartford Marriott Downtown.
Bonanza, Greyhound, and Peter Pan bus service is available between various locations in the northeast and Hartford. Buses arrive in Hartford at Union Station, which is about 1 mile from the Hartford Marriott Downtown. Megabus bus service is also available between various locations in the northeast and Hartford. Drop off is on Columbus Boulevard between Morgan Street and Talcott Street, which is about 1/3 mile from the Hartford Marriott Downtown.
On-site parking is available in the Connecticut Convention Center garage for a fee of US$19 per day. For additional information on parking, go to Hartford.com.