Lodging & Transportation

HOTELS – AFS 2011

UPDATED as of 7-29

Hotels are filling up. Try Red Lion or check for cancellations at the Sheraton, Grand Hyatt or Hyatt at Olive 8.

Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue
1415 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Tel. 206-971-8000


$124.00/night
AFS reservations:  http://bit.ly/redlionafs2011


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Sheraton Hotel (all AFS rooms have been booked, but check for cancellations)
AFS reservation links (cut-off for special rate is August 11th):
Government: http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/FisheriesGovernment
Standard: http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/fisheries2011

Grand Hyatt Seattle (all AFS rooms have been booked, but check for cancellations)
AFS reservation link: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/fisheries2011

Hyatt at Olive 8 (all AFS rooms have been booked, but check for cancellations)
Reservation link: http://olive8.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/rooms/room-description.jsp
Gov. Rate Passkey: AFSGOV0911FNK

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Ridesharing and Roomsharing Opportunities

For those of you who may be interested in ridesharing or roomsharing, a Google Group has been created at http://goo.gl/SWY9i.
Also see more carpooling options at wsdot.wa.gov

TRAVEL – AFS 2011

Travel to the 141st Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society in downtown Seattle, Washington, September 4-8, 2011 has been made very easy with the availability of the new Link Light rail service from Sea-Tac Airport to downtown Seattle. Cars simply will not be needed for attendees!

Sea-Tac Airport is an international airport located 37 minutes south of downtown by Link Light rail Link Light Rail. The Westlake Station at the end of the line in downtown Seattle is just a few short blocks from the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) and the downtown hotels.

Alaska Airlines has agreed to be our “oFISHial” proud sponsor for travel to and from our meeting. They are offering a discount to AFS travelers to Seattle. Just follow these instructions:

Your Discount Code, ECMG62, has been activated and is available for booking online. To use your Discount Code; go online to [http://www.alaskaair.com/default2.aspx?s_tnt=19802:1alaskaair.com and input the Discount Code when searching for flights.  The discount will be applied to any flights meeting the contract parameters. By clicking the “?” next to the discount code box after entering the code you may view a detailed description of the rules.You and your guests may also use the Discount Code by calling Alaska Airlines Group Desk; however a $15.00, per person, ticketing fee will apply. Please check your contracts for validity dates, rules and restrictions.

All attendees are encouraged to help us qualify for the “tour conductor ticket” by submitting their ticket numbers to Mark Pedersen ( margenex [at] comcast.net ) after they have booked them on the Alaska Airlines website.

Please be advised all travelers need to verify all current baggage allowances and fees as well as travel policies on www.alaskaair.com prior to travel.

If you have questions about the Discount Code, please contact the Group Desk at 1-800-445-4435. Alaska Airlines Group Desk hours of operation are Monday through Friday 6am-6pm PST, Saturday 7:30am-6pm PST, closed Sunday.

Amtrack train service is also available into downtown Seattle. Trains arriving from destinations both south and the north of Seattle terminate at the King Street Station, a few blocks south of the Convention Center.

Additional options for the traveler include bus service King County Metro, shuttle services Shuttle Express, Super Shuttle the monorail from Seattle Center Seattle Monorail, biking Seattle Bicycle Rentals and parking lots Downtown parking lots or street parking City of Seattle Street parking.

The downtown hotels have covered valet and self-service parking available. The WSCC also has covered parking facilities available WSCC parking.

Once in Seattle many good public transportation options are available in the downtown area. The bus service is superb with a no-fare ride zone Free Ride Zone in the downtown core area during the day. In addition, streetcar rail service is available from downtown Seattle Street Car and many bike lanes exist to serve the bicycling public Seattle bike maps.

Traffic updates are always available from the City of Seattle Seattle traffic cameras, or from the Washington State Department of Transportation Seattle freeway conditions.

For the more adventurous traveler Kenmore Air Kenmore Air provides float plane service into Lake Union just north of downtown Seattle, and the Washington State ferry system Washington State ferries can deliver cars or passengers directly to the waterfront in downtown Seattle.

As you can see there are many ways to travel to and within Seattle for the 2011 AFS Annual Meeting!

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