Hotel and Travel Information

Hotel accommodations

AIGA has partnered with the following hotels for discounted room rates during the Head, Heart, Hand: AIGA Design Conference. These hotels have held rooms expressly for conference attendees, and AIGA is obligated to fill the blocks. Thank you for selecting one of these hotels and supporting AIGA.

When calling your hotel of choice, be sure to ask for the AIGA Design Conference rate:

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis (1 block from the convention center)
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Online reservations
Phone reservations: 612 370 1234
Conference rate: $179 single/double

Hilton Minneapolis (1 block from the convention center)
1001 Marquette Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Online reservations
Phone reservations: 612 376 1000
Conference rate: $174 single/double

Hilton Garden Inn (1 block from the convention center)
1101 4th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Online reservations
Phone reservations: 612 339 6633
Conference rate: $160 single/double

Millennium Hotel Minneapolis (1 block from the convention center)
1313 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Reservations available by phone only: 312 332 6000; 800 522 8856
Conference rate: $155 single/double

Hotel Ivy (1 block from the convention center)
This hotel is currently sold out-please select another hotel for the list
201 South Eleventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Online reservations
Phone reservations: 612 746 4600
Conference rate: $195 single/double

These room rates are available until September 19 or until the block sells out, whichever comes first.

Air travel

Delta airlines is offering discounted fares to Minneapolis (MSP). When booking online, select Meeting Event Code and enter code NMF2N. Discounts are also available by calling Delta Meeting Reservations (Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. ET) at 800 328 1111; however please note there is a ticketing fee for all phone reservations.

Ground transportation

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport (MSP) is 13 miles from downtown Minneapolis.

Taxi
One-way fares are approximately $32–$38.

Shared van service
SuperShuttle is offering a discount of $1.00 one way and $8.00 round trip for travel between MSP and your hotel if you make your reservations in advance and online.

Light rail
The Hiawatha Line of the Metro Transit light-rail connects the airport (Humphrey Station or Lindbergh Station depending on your airline) to the downtown area. The total one-way trip takes approximately a half hour and costs between $1.75 and $2.25 depending on your destination. Once you’re in Minneapolis, the light rail and bus are great ways to explore the city.

Car rental
Avis is offering reduced car rental rates for conference participants. Make your reservations online or by calling 800 331 1600 and mentioning AWD number J770134.