Travel and hotel

The logistics that will get you to “Gain.”

Hotel information

The 2010 “Gain” conference will be held at:

The Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers
811 Seventh Avenue (between 52nd and 53rd Street)
New York, NY 10019 [map]
212 581 1000

The Sheraton has arranged for discounted hotel room rates for Gain participants: $319 per night plus tax for single or double occupancy. Make your reservations now by calling 212 581 1000 and asking for the AIGA “Gain” conference rate, or make your reservation online.

This rate is available on a first-come, first-served basis. After September 24, rooms and/or the conference rate may not be available.

Getting to NYC

Air travel

LaGuardia (LGA) is the closest airport to the hotel, however you may be able to secure lower fares flying into JFK or Newark Liberty (EWR). AIGA has arranged for discounts with Delta Airlines to all three airports. Call Delta at 800 328 1111 and mention meeting code NM5W7.

Ground transportation

  • Taxi: Approximate one-way cab fare from LaGuardia is $35; JFK is $45; Newark Liberty is $65.
  • Shared van service: Supershuttle offers one way fares from LaGuardia ($15), JFK ($23) and Newark Liberty ($23). Make reservations at 800 258 3826 or online.
  • Rental car: Discounts are available through Avis. Call 800 331 1600 and mention AWD number J770134 or reserve online.

Driving into the city

Discounted parking is available at several garages around the “Gain” hotel (web coupon required).

Getting around NYC

The subway can be the quickest, most economical way to navigate the city. The Sheraton New York is conveniently located in midtown Manhattan, within a few blocks of several subway lines. For more information and to plan your trips around town, visit the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, hopstop.com or nycgo.com.

Taxis are available 24 hours a day in most areas of the city, though waiting times for an available taxi can vary greatly depending on the time of day. New York City is unique in the fact that you cannot pre-arrange a pickup by taxi. However, all taxicabs are equipped to accept credit/debit cards for all fares, and they can be an affordable way to get a group of people to a destination.