Hotel and Travel

All educational sessions will be held at the:

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Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
3300 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia

Luxury and Convenience at the Grand Hyatt
Recently named one of USA Today's 10 Best Atlanta hotels, Grand Hyatt Atlanta is the perfect combination of sophistication, state-of-the-art amenities, and southern charm. Conveniently located on Peachtree Street, our Buckhead, Atlanta hotel puts you in the heart of Atlanta's best shopping, dining, sports and live music.

Things You’ll Love About the Hotel:

  • Buckhead's largest guestrooms: 439 luxurious rooms and suites with views of Stone Mountain, the Atlanta skyline or our tranquil Japanese Zen garden.
  • Convenient to I-75 and I-85: Enjoy easy access to Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport by taxi or the city's MARTA transit system.
  • Fashionable shopping: Walk to upscale shopping at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza malls, and the Shops at Buckhead Atlanta.
  • Pool, gym, and Zen garden: Work out in the 24-hour StayFit Gym, take a dip in our seasonal outdoor pool, or take time to reflect in our Zen garden.

A limited number of rooms are available at the conference rate of $199 single/double plus applicable state and local taxes.  These taxes are currently 8% sales tax and 8% room tax, plus an additional $5.00 per night flat State Hotel-Motel Fee. 

Attendees booking through the conference room block will receive complimentary wireless guest room internet.

The cutoff date to book reservations is January 29, 2018, or when the room block is full.

Book your room now!


Sham housing companies are approaching potential HSPI attendees and exhibitors with fraudulent offerings of hotel rooms at significant discounts.  Lured by highly attractive rates, exhibitors and attendees fall prey to these imposters losing significant deposits, discovering hidden costs, up front charges or being bait and switched to hotel rooms they never booked.    

Of course, these companies are in no way affiliated with HSPI, or the official conference hotel in Atlanta.  If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room reservation for HSPI, or if they represent themselves as the “HSPI housing provider,” please get as much information as you can, then contact Bill Gibbs at bgibbs@iise.org   


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Fun Things to do in Buckhead Atlanta
A must-visit for the chic and savvy, things to do in Atlanta's Buckhead include legendary shopping and entertainment, decadent dining, engaging art galleries and more!

Known as the “Beverly Hills of the East,” Buckhead's elegant residential streets are tree-lined and full of some of the most remarkable architecture and landscapes in all the south, including its most prized home the Swan House, located at the Atlanta History Center.

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Visitors will find the trendiest of fashions and a variety of popular brands at Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza and The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. Buckhead dining ranges from casual eats to gourmet fare from Atlanta's culinary icons and best new chefs. And as the sun sets, Buckhead's hotel bars and rooftop lounges mix the right ingredients for a memorable night out on the town.

Click here to find more information about the area.

                    

 

International Travelers: A U.S. visitors (B-1) visa allows a foreign citizen to travel to a port of entry and request admission into the United States from a U.S. immigration inspector. Begin your visa application process as early as possible as it could take several months to process.

The US-VISIT program is now in effect and applies to all visitors (with limited exceptions) holding non-immigrant visas, regardless of country of origin. Visitors will now have their two index fingers scanned and a digital photograph will be taken.

Visitors from Visa Waiver Program countries
For 35 countries in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), citizens meeting the visa waiver criteria will not need a visa but they must have a machine-readable passport. In addition, as of Jan. 12, 2009,  travelers visiting the United States from VWP countries must be approved for travel electronically prior to boarding a carrier to the United States.  Travelers must fill out the forms online at least 72 hours in advance of travel.

Registration via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is intended to replace the I-94W paper form by collecting biographical information over the Internet from visitors from countries that participate in the VWP.

Moreinformation and ESTA form 

ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda are required to present a valid passport, Air NEXUS card, or U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Document, or an alien registration card, Form I-551, if applicable.

Find out more about the  Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative .

Crossing U.S. borders

U.S. citizens - air travel
All U.S. citizens including children must present a passport or other approved travel document when entering the United States by air. U.S. citizens can present a passport, NEXUS card at airports with NEXUS kiosks, U.S. military ID with travel orders, or a U.S. Merchant Mariner Document when on official business.

U.S. citizens - land/sea travel
U.S. citizens entering the United States at sea or land ports of entry are required to have documents that comply with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), most commonly a U.S. passport, a passport card, a trusted traveler card such as NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST, or an enhanced driver's license. See the complete list of WHTI-compliant documents.

Citizens of other countries - air travel
All international visitors regardless of country of origin must present a passport or secure document when entering the United States by air.

Citizens of other countries - land/sea travel
All international visitors will need to present a single document that complies with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI).

All visitors arriving from or transiting through the United States are encouraged to visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website for information concerning the  U.S. Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative  and  requirements to enter or return to the United States .

 

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