GFH 2014 : Travel and Hotel

Boston Park Plaza HotelFor attendees to our conference, we have arranged discounted room rates at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. The hotel is just a short walk from the Back Bay Events Center in downtown Boston.

To reserve a room at our rate of $235/night do not delay!

Boston Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116-3912
+1.617.426.2000
www.bostonparkplaza.com

Hotel Group Rate

Our group rate is $235/night for up to double occupancy.  If you call, mention the Games for Health Conference to get our group block rate.

Parking

If you are driving directly to the event we recommend parking at the Garage at 100 Claredon, which offers discounted parking to visitors to the Back Bay Events Center. For those staying at the Boston Park Plaza hotel, the hotel offers parking and valet parking to guests for an additional charge.

Flights

Boston is served by one primary airport, Boston Logan Airport, and two “nearby” regional airports in Manchester, NH (1 hour), and Providence, Rhode Island (1 hour). Logan Airport is well-served by discount carriers including Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airlines. Delta also maintains a large hub, as does US Air.

A taxi from the airport to the Boston Park Plaza Hotel should run around $20 each way. Public transportation is also available.  The closest T (subway) stop to our conference hotel or the Back Bay Events Center is the Arlington T stop (Green Line).

Train

Amtrak services Boston with two stations. South Station is the main terminus for the NE Corridor, and Back Bay is an alternative exit. Local metro trains from Providence and Western Massachusetts are also available into South Station and North Station. New Hampshire and Maine residents can also reach Boston through Amtrak’s Downeaster service into North Station.

Bus

South Station in downtown Boston is served by several major bus lines from New York City, Maine, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Check the South Station Wikipedia Page for information on bus lines serving the area.

Car

Directions to the Boston Park Plaza hotel can be found here.

Directions to the Back Bay Events Center

From the North (I-93 South or Rt. 1 South)

Take the Storrow Drive exit off Interstate 93 South. Follow signs for Copley Square. Take the Copley Square exit and turn right onto Beacon Street. Drive two blocks and turn left onto Clarendon Street. Drive six blocks and turn left onto Stuart Street. The facility is located one block ahead on the left at the corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets.

From the South (I-93 North)

Take the Mass Ave. exit off Interstate 93 North. Continue straight through two sets of lights and stay right toward Frontage Road/Ted Williams Tunnel. From the left lane, follow signs for South End/Back Bay and turn left onto East Berkeley Street. Continue on East Berkeley to Columbus Avenue onto Berkeley Street. The facility is located one block ahead on the left at the corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets.

From the West (Mass Turnpike/I-90)

Take the Copley Square exit, following signs for Copley Square. You will come to street level at Stuart Street. Continue on Stuart Street. The facility is located three blocks ahead on the left at the corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets.

From the East (Logan International Airport)

Take the Sumner or Ted Williams Tunnel (I-90 West) toward Downtown Boston and merge onto Interstate 93 North. Take the Storrow Drive exit off I-93 North and follow signs for Copley Square. Take the Copley Square exit and turn right onto Beacon Street. Drive two blocks and turn left onto Clarendon Street. Drive six blocks and turn left onto Stuart Street. The facility is located one block ahead on the left at the corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets.