The 2013 conference will be hosted at the Omni San Antonio at the Colonnade.
Hospitality in the Heart of Texas
Overlooking the rolling Texas Hill Country, the Omni San Antonio is 10 miles from downtown San Antonio that includes the historic Alamo, Sea World San Antonio and the enchanting Riverwalk.
The Omni San Antonio Hotel is just 15 minutes from the San Antonio International Airport and offers a complimentary shuttle to and from for our conference guest from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily upon availability. Taxi service is pproximately $20 one way (available 24 hours).
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Conference Dates: For the duration of all conference events - arrival March 20, 2013 (onsite registration begins at 3:30 p.m. then followed with an evening welcome reception; presentations begin March 21 in the morning); depart (morning) March 24, 2013 (conference officially ends March 23 in the evening).
Participants can stay at the hotel two days before and three days after the conference dates with the conference rate. For additional dates and/or room options, please contact the hotel directly.
Rates: (not including tax) Reservations must be made by March 2, 2013 to receive conference rate. Single/Double: $119.00
The fitness center, lap pool, outdoor/indoor swimming pool, and dry sauna available to all guests. All guest rooms include a coffee maker, iron and ironing board, and hair dryer.
Driving? Complimentary parking is available at the hotel includes in/out priliveges. Prefect for locales driving in daily or groups vanpooling in. Valet parking is available at $12.00 lper day.
Family Attendees: A complimentary shuttle is available to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio. Check for park's open hours. Get your passes http://www.sixflags.com/fiestaTexas/index.aspx
San Antonio is the ideal blend of Texas history and a cosmopolitan city. The Omni San Antonio Hotel puts you near everything, including Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Sea World San Antonio. Discover centuries of history from the popular Alamo to La Villita (downtown), or tempt your palette with authentic Tex-Mex cuisine. A visit to San Antonio can also be just plain fun: Amusement parks, museums, shopping and golf courses are also popular choices for visitors to this charming destination. LGBT activities/business are listed in the Conventions & Visitors Bureau website.
Arts & Culture
San Antonio Art Museum – 10 minutes
Missions of San Antonio, 18th Century missions – 12 minutes
Vietnam Veterans Memorial – 8.5 miles
McNay Art Museum – 10 miles
Institute of Texas Cultures – 10 miles
Children’s Museum – 10 miles
HemisFair historical landmark – 10 miles
Majestic Theater – 10 miles
The Alamo – 10 miles
Witte Museum – 10 miles
Six Flags Fiesta Texas amusement park – 5.5 miles
Riverwalk, cobblestone walkways lined with restaurants and shops – 10 miles
Tower of the Americas – 10 miles
Sea World of Texas – 18 miles
Natural Bridge Caverns – 30 miles
The Colonnade, a 66-acre dining, shopping and entertainment complex – adjacent
Huebner Oaks, upscale outdoor mall – 1 mile
Ingram Park Mall – 4 miles
North Star Mall – 5 miles
The Shops at La Cantera – 5 miles
La Villita, a unique arts and crafts community with shops and restaurants – 9 miles
Market Square, a unique area patterned after an authentic Mexican Market – 9 miles
San Antonio Botanical Gardens – 8.5 miles
San Antonio Zoo – 10 miles
Splashtown – 10.5 miles
Cascade Caverns – 15 miles
Guadalupe River State Park– 20 miles
Dining & Entertainment
Texas Land & Cattle Steakhouse – 1 block SE
Sushi Zushi – 3 blocks SW
Outback Steakhouse – 1 mile NE
Champs Americana Sports Bar & Grill – 1 mile N
Alamo Cafe (Tex-Mex) – 2 miles SE
Carrabbas (Italian) – 2 miles N
Sea Island (Seafood) – 1 mile
Ajuua Restaurant – 0.2 miles
The Egg & I - 0.2 miles
Luce Ristorante – 1.5 miles
Order-up Restaurant - .3 miles
Wasabi Restaurant – 0.2 miles