Hilton Minneapolis Hotel
The conference will be held in the beautiful Hilton Minneapolis, which is centrally located one block from Nicollet Mall and its numerous restaurants and shops. Orchestra Hall, home to the Minneapolis Orchestra, is across the street, and it’s a short walk to the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, as well as other museums and sites. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is a quick cab ride away.
The hotel provides beautifully appointed rooms with the latest amenities, a sauna, swimming pool and exercise center, a 24-hour business center (making it easier to ship books), and upscale casual dining in the Skywater Restaurant.
Check often with the Hilton Minneapolis, our conference hotel, to see if a room has become available at the JASNA rate due to a cancellation. Call toll free 1-800-774-1500 and ask for the conference rate for the “Jane Austen Society of North America.” You may also use this link to make reservations. Book a double or king room at a rate of $177 per night plus tax, single or double occupancy. Rooms can be reserved at the JASNA rate until Wednesday, August 27, 2013 or until the JASNA room block has been filled, whichever comes first. Please make your hotel reservation early to avoid disappointment. The conference hotel holds only a certain number of rooms (the block) for attendees at the special JASNA rate. Once all rooms in the block have been reserved, the hotel is under no obligation to provide a JASNA attendee with a room. If the hotel has extra rooms that are not part of the block, it may offer them at a higher rate. (The current rate is $210 per night.)
Specify whether you want a king bed or two double beds when making reservations. The hotel will accommodate your preference, if the type of room you request is available. The hotel will also honor the JASNA room rate, based on availability, from Saturday, September 21 through Thursday, October 3, provided you request it.
The Minneapolis Hyatt Regency is offering rooms to JASNA AGM attendees at the reduced rate of $185 per night, plus tax. The Hyatt is on Nicollet Mall, an easy 2.5 blocks from the Hilton Minneapolis conference hotel. To find a room at the Hyatt, go to the hotel’s special reservation page created for JASNA or call 1-888-421-1441 and ask for the JASNA 2013 rates and dates. Please keep in mind that the Hyatt is under no obligation to offer a specific number of rooms, and the rate may change at any time.
Roommate Referral Service
If you would like to share a room with another JASNA member in order to make new friends and save money, you can request a roommate referral on the AGM registration form. The form will be mailed with the AGM registration brochure and will also available on the website’s reservation page. We will send you the contact information for a fellow JASNA member who would also like a roommate so that the two of you can determine whether your respective arrival and departure dates are a good match. The deadline for requesting a roommate match is Friday, July 5, 2013. Please note that only one match per request is made.