Travel Info and Hotel

Travel Information and Hotel

Hotel: A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn Ames for conference attendees arriving on Sunday, May 10th and departing on Monday, May 11th. You can book a room by calling the hotel (515-233-8000) and requesting for the “Grt Plains Catalysis” Block or going online. The group code is “CATAL” and the group name is “Grt Plains Catalysis”. The negotiated rate is $115/night.

Alternative hotels in Ames include:

Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites (2500 University Bvd), 515-296-2500

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson (2606 E 16th St), 515-233-3925

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames (2600 E 13th St), 515-232-2300

Sleep Inn & Suites Ames Near ISU Campus (1310 Dickinson Ave), 515-337-1171

Hampton Inn & Suites Ames (2100 SE 16th St), 515-232-5510

Drive: Sunday Workshop: Hach Hall is located on the NW side of the ISU campus and can be accessed from Pammel Drive. Parking will be free on Sunday and participants may park in Lots 22, 23, and 25 located next to Hach Hall (Both in the Yellow/Staff and Red/Reserved areas). Google maps directions can be found here:

GPCS Symposium: Howe Hall is located on the west side of the ISU campus and can be accessed by car from both Sheldon Ave and Bissell Road. The building hosts the Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and can be easily identified by its sky bridge connecting Howe and Hoover Hall. Parking is located on the south (lot 3) and north (lot 6) sides of the building. Google maps directions can be found here:

Fly: For conference attendees who intend on flying, the Des Moines International Airport is located approximately an hour south of the Iowa State University campus. The airport has a number of rental car options available.