SIA 46th Annual Conference – Hotel & Travel
The Houston Marriott Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77030.
For more information on the conference hotel, visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/houmc-houston-marriott-medical-center/ or call 1-713-796-0080. Free wireless internet access is included in the hotel rate.
Situated amidst one of the world’s largest centers for medical research and treatment, the Houston Marriott Medical Center is conveniently located on METRORail, Houston’s light rail system that connects the Medical Center area with the nearby Museum District and Downtown Houston. Also located nearby is Rice Village, a mixed center of dining and retail that is accessible with via the conference hotel’s shuttle service (at no charge) or a twenty-minute walk through the early twentieth century residential neighborhoods that border the Rice University campus and football stadium (site of President Kennedy’s “We choose to go to the moon” speech, delivered in September 1962). For more information on Rice Village, visit http://www.ricevillagedistrict.com/.
For the conference rate of only $119 (1 King or 2 Double beds), book online using the hotel portal https://goo.gl/ETMMpB, or call 1-888-236-2427 and mention Society for Industrial Archeology. Rate expires April 26, 2017, or when the reservation block is filled. Please note that the conference block is limited. Once the block fills, you may book at Marriott’s non-conference rates or another area hotel.
The hotel offers valet parking for $28/day. Self-parking in the adjacent Scurlock Tower garage is $13/day with no in/out privileges.
Traveling to Houston
Airline travel – Houston is served by two major airports: George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), located 23 miles (approximately 30 minutes travel time) north of the conference hotel, and William P. Hobby International Airport (HOU), located 13 miles (approximately 20 minutes travel time), southeast of the conference hotel. Both airports are served by direct flights from most major cities in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
There are various transportation options from either airport to the conference hotel. Super Shuttle offers SIA conference attendees a 10% discount. Book online using discount code LFM29 at http://www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?GC=LFM29
Rail travel – Amtrak’s Houston station (HOS) is served by the Sunset Limited passenger service that operates between New Orleans and Los Angeles. In support of the Trails & Rails partnership program between Amtrak and the National Park Service, guides from the Amistad National Recreation Area may be available aboard the Sunset Limited between New Orleans and Houston. For more information, visit https://www.amtrak.com/sunset-limited-train.