Housing & Travel

Housing

 
NATA Convention housing is sold-out. GRI will continue to accept housing requests; however reservations are based on cancellations (if any) and are NOT guaranteed. You are strongly encouraged to look for your own hotel accommodations.

 
Thanks to Indy’s expansive network of climate-controlled skywalks 10 out of NATA’s 16 official convention hotels are connected to the Indiana Convention Center.

 

Reservations

In an effort to provide affordable lodging options, NATA has negotiated and contracted with hotels to provide discounted rates to NATA attendees. Rates range from the $130s – $160s.

 

Important Message Regarding Housing Scams!

Housing for the NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo is handled exclusively by Global Reservations, Inc. (GRI). Phone, fax or email communications from any other company or organization, offering cut-rate housing for the NATA convention or that they are a viable alternative to going through NATA’s official housing bureau, is not affiliated with NATA or the convention in any manner. While it is not illegal for a travel firm or booking agent to solicit potential customers, it can be difficult to determine the legitimacy of offers from these organizations.

 

Those who opt for alternatives to the NATA negotiated rates may find themselves at risk.

 

Other groups report that after paying these types of companies, no room was reserved and their credit card was fraudulently charged.

For these reasons, and to support our efforts to give you a quality event, we highly recommend that you do not make any reservations through any unknown housing or travel company. Again, NATA has no affiliation with any of these room brokers.

 

Global Reservations Inc. (GRI) is the ONLY official housing contractor for NATA. They will never call to solicit your business.

 

Please report any unauthorized housing solicitations to NATA at meetings@nata.org.

 

Why Should I Use GRI?

NATA strongly recommends booking your room through GRI. In addition to securing NATA’s low rates, here’s how using GRI is a benefit and safeguard to you.

 

  • Because you can “book it & forget it.” GRI will do all the work for you. If you have any questions or problems onsite, GRI is there to help.
  • When oversold, a property will relocate attendees who booked directly with the hotel before attendees who made their reservations through GRI at an official NATA hotel.
  • In the unlikely event an attendee who made their reservation through GRI is relocated by the hotel onsite, GRI works behind the scenes to ensure your guest rights are protected.

 

 

How Does NATA Benefit When I Use GRI?

  • We have contracted hotel rooms at discounted rates on your behalf. If our contracted housing obligations are not met, we pay substantial penalty fees to the hotels.
  • We receive a complimentary room for every 50 hotel rooms booked. This allows us to house speakers, staff and key volunteers and keep convention costs down.
  • We are able to monitor attendance through our housing block. This enables us to plan, be better prepared and submit accurate event counts, all of which helps with cost-containment.
  • NATA’s business value to a city is measured by a ratio between the total number of sleeping rooms booked inside our housing block and the amount of convention center space required. By booking inside the block you can help maintain our strong business value, which is crucial to our negotiations with cities and cost-containment efforts.

 

Airline & Car Rental Discounts

NATA’s Travel agency, Colwick Travel, has negotiated great discounts on airfare and car rental for Annual Meeting attendees!

 

 

Convention Shuttle

 

Select NATA hotels will have shuttle service to the Indiana Convention Center for official NATA convention events. Hotels with shuttle service will be noted on the NATA housing website and in the convention guide you receive onsite. All other properties are walking hotels.

 

Shuttle buses begin service on Wednesday, June 25 at 6:30 am just prior to the opening of registration and end 30 minutes after the Welcome Reception. Shuttle buses will start 45 minutes before educational programs begin and will run 30 minutes after educational programs end from Thursday, June 26 – Saturday, June 28.

 

 

Indy – One of the “Most Walkable” Cities

Bring your walking shoes!  Indianapolis is one of the most walkable cities in the country. On foot, visitors can easily reach 200 restaurants and 50 attractions downtown, many within a few blocks of the Indiana Convention Center.

 

 

 

Airport Transportation

 

All official NATA hotels are located in downtown Indianapolis, which is approximately 15 minutes from Indianapolis International Airport (IND).

 

Taxi service from the airport to downtown Indianapolis is approximately $32 one-way ($37 including 15% gratuity).

 

GO Green Shuttle is the express Indianapolis International Airport shuttle serving Downtown Indianapolis. The shuttle departs from the Ground Transportation Center – Zone 7 – from 8:00am – 11:00pm 7 days a week. Shuttle cost is $10 one-way. Online reservations in advance are highly recommended as priority is given to online reservations. The Go Green website also features a downloadable and live route map showing Go Green bus locations in real-time.

 

 

Indiana Convention Center Parking

Parking is available throughout downtown Indianapolis. Rates and hours vary by location.