Read on to find everything you need to know about planning your trip and stay!



Image of the Hyatt Regency Hotel with the Milwaukee skyline in the background.

Host Hotel: Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

333 West Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203

Phone: 414-276-1234

Airport code: MKE

The ALTA47 Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee. The Hyatt Regency is located in downtown Milwaukee, two blocks from the Milwaukee Riverwalk. ALTA has secured a block of rooms in the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee for conference attendees.

The Importance of Booking in the Official Conference Hotel: ALTA is proud to be programming our 47th annual meeting in person. Financially, we are able to do this by reserving a large block of rooms with a hotel. In exchange, the hotel offers our attendees the guaranteed lowest group rate for rooms and provides us with complimentary meeting space. If we are unable to meet our guaranteed minimum number of registered guests, ALTA incurs a penalty and has to pay for the unused rooms, as well as room rental for the meeting space. This is why we request your support if you are able by booking within our reserved block. When you book your room through our link, you not only get a great deal on your room ($169), but you also support ALTA, because the Hyatt gives a portion of that room rate to our organization!

Please note: The ALTA47 block will be released to the public on September 27. 

book a room in alta's block

What to Expect: Read about the Hyatt's Global Care and Cleanliness Commitment on their website. The Hyatt is committed to providing equal access and opportunity for individuals with disabilities; see more on our Accessibility web page.

Cancelation Policy: 11:59pm hotel time 2 days before arrival or pay 1-night fee / credit card required.

Virtual Tour: Click this link to take a virtual tour of the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee.

Floor Plan: View the floor plan of the Hyatt at this link.


Online: Use this link (or click the button above) to get the special conference room rate.

  • Click on desired arrival / departure dates
  • Check "Accessible Room" if desired
  • Choose a guest room option and click “Select and Book”
  • Click "Book"
  • Review reservation details and make special requests 
  • Click “Book My Stay” to process reservation

Phone: 414-276-1234
If phoning, inform the reservation staff person that you are attending the ALTA 2024 Conference. Unless you identify yourself as a conference participant, you may be unable to obtain a room. Accessible rooms can also be booked by phone.

The ALTA Conference block of hotel rooms will be released to the general public on September 27, 2024. 

Find more information about the hotel's accessibility features on their website.

Note: Based on hotel availability, conference attendees can access the $169 room rate for the 3 days prior to and following conference dates (October 22-31). If you experience difficulty with the hotel reservation link, please contact Program Director Kelsi Vanada.


Check-in time at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee is 3:00pm. The check-out time is 12:00pm, after which time guests will incur an additional night’s charge.

Internet access

Complimentary wireless internet is available in overnight guestrooms and in all meeting rooms. 


Self-parking available at the 330 Wells Garage, located immediately adjacent to the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee. Self-parking $28/overnight, Valet Parking $34/overnight.

Transportation to the hyatt regency milwaukee

Please see the information below in the "Getting to Milwaukee" section.

Hotel dining

Bistro 333 is a casual onsite restaurant, open Sunday - Saturday from 6:30am-11:00am. Julep is the onsite bar; food is served daily from 5:00pm-10:00pm. Bar hours are Monday - Thursday 3:00pm-10:00pm, Friday 3:00pm-2:00am, Saturday 11:00am - 2:00am, Sunday 11:00am-11:00pm. There is also a full-service Starbucks located off of the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee lobby. In-room dining is currently unavailable. Many other dining options are just steps away; see our About Milwaukee section for suggestions.

business center

Onsite computers and printing are available. ALTA will also provide a list of the nearest copy shops should you need to print a larger print job; please ask at the conference registration desk for recommendations and locations.

Pet Policy

Dogs are welcome: Single dog up to 150 lbs or two smaller dogs totaling no more than 150 lbs per room. Fees are $40/night. Contact the hotel for details.

Copy Shops

ALTA will provide a list of the nearest copy shops should you need to print a larger print job; please ask at the conference registration desk for recommendations and locations.

Travel: Getting to Milwaukee

Air Travel

Airport code: MKE

Phone: 414-747-5300

Location: Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is located just 8 miles (a 15-minute drive) from downtown.

Getting to the conference hotel: There are many options for getting to the hotel from the airport without a car. This hotel does not provide shuttle service to and from the airport.

  • Uber and Lyft drop-off and pick-up service is available to and from the airport. Uber & Lyft are located next to Baggage Claim 2. Exit Baggage Claim by following the signs that say "Exit to Ticketing."
  • An Amtrak station is conveniently located near the terminal, with a free shuttle bus between the airport and the station (read more below). 
  • Taxi service is available via the taxi pickup station located outside of Baggage Claim 3. Cross the Baggage Claim roadway, and follow the signs to the taxi lane behind the rental car area.
  • There is a bus that goes from the Baggage Claim to the Water Street + Wells station, a 7-minute walk from the Hyatt Regency (read more below).
Driving from the Milwaukee Airport to the Conference hotel

From MKE, continue to WI-119 W. Continue on WI-119 W. Take I-94 W and I-43 N to N 10th St. Take exit 72A from I-43 N. Take US-18/W Wells St to N Doctor M.L.K. Jr Dr/N Old World 3rd St. Arrive at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, 333 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203 (Approx. 15 minutes).

Car rental at the Milwaukee airport

Multiple car rental companies operate out of MKE. Read more and find contact information on the airport's website.

Bus Travel

Milwaukee County Transit System - 414-344-6711
Bus stop located outside Baggage Claim Exit 1
Real-time bus arrival map and M-CARD bus pass vending machine located near Carousel 1

GreenLine - The GreenLine service operates between Bayshore Town Center and Mitchell International Airport, traveling through downtown Milwaukee along the way. Service connects the Bayshore/Whitefish Bay area to UWM, Milwaukee's east side, Walker's Point, south side and Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport. For more information on MCTS GreenLine, including Timetable and Route Map, click here.

Route 80 - MCTS Route 80 connects downtown Milwaukee and the downtown MATC campus to Mitchell International Airport and the MATC-South Campus in Oak Creek. For more information on MCTS Route 80, including Timetable and Route Map, click here.

Learn more travel tips and how to buy your fare here

Milwaukee County Transit Plus - 414-343-1700

Transit Plus is a transportation service for individuals with a disabling illness or condition that prevents them from using Milwaukee County Transit System buses. Visitors must contact the Transit Plus office prior to your visit to set up service.

Train Travel

Amtrak - Nationwide service 1-800-872-7245

Amtrak Hiawatha: The Amtrak Hiawatha line provides service between downtown Milwaukee's Intermodal Station and Chicago's Union Station with stops at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport; Sturtevant, WI; and Glenview, Illinois. For a Hiawatha timetable, click here.

Milwaukee Airport Rail StationThe Milwaukee Airport Rail Station serves rail passengers connecting to flights at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport, along with rail-only passengers utilizing Amtrak's Hiawatha service. The 1,600 square-foot heated facility includes restrooms and a seating area.

A free shuttle bus connects rail passengers to the airport, providing easy connections between rail and air service. The shuttle picks up passengers outside the rail station's main entrance and outside Baggage Claim Door #5 at the Airport.

The station is located at 5601 S. 6th Street, along the western edge of the airport (use the Amtrak parking lot entrance on 6th Street, just south of Grange Avenue and/or the airport spur). The station is open from 5:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 7:15 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. A fully automated parking facility is located at the station to accommodate rail passengers. Parking fees are $2 for each of the first two hours (or fraction thereof), with a maximum of $10 per 24-hour period. The exit gate accepts cash or credit cards.

Travel: Getting Around Milwaukee

The Hop Streetcar

The Hop Streetcar is free to ride in downtown Milwaukee. Visit their website for a route map and schedule. Milwaukee's new streetcars and streetcar platforms are fully wheelchair accessible.

Bus Service

MCTS buses, including the new Connect 1 Bus Rapid Transit Line (BRT), run throughout downtown Milwaukee and the rest of the county. Download the Umo mobile app, which makes it easy for all to get around with route information and real-time bus tracking--you can even buy your fare directly from your phone!


Trip taxis can be hailed on the street; or booked by phone, online, or using the zTrip app. Learn more on their website or call 414-220-5000.

Ride Share

Uber and Lyft both operate in Milwaukee. 

Transportation Acce​ssibility

All Milwaukee city buses are wheelchair-accessible via a ramp at the front of the bus. Other accessible rides can be arranged through local non-emergency transportation companies, like Tootl. (Tootl Transport provides wheelchair accessible transportation for people with mobility and cognitive challenges throughout the Greater Milwaukee Area. Service is available 24/7 for individuals and groups.)

Milwaukee County Transit Plus (414-343-1700): Transit Plus is a transportation service for individuals with a disabling illness or condition that prevents them from using Milwaukee County Transit System buses. Visitors must contact the Transit Plus office prior to your visit to set up service.

The Amtrak train between Milwaukee and Chicago is also wheelchair accessible. Find accessibility resources in Milwaukee here.

Maps and more information are available on Visit Milwaukee's website. Click here to view the 2024 Visitor's Guide or order a free printed copy.

About Milwaukee

A photograph of Milwaukee at sunset, showing the city skyline to the right and the shores of Lake Michigan to the left. A river runs down the middle of the image.Milwaukee (nicknamed "Brew City," "Cream City," the "Fresh Coast," and the "Culinary Capital of the Midwest") is a vibrant city on the shores of Lake Michigan, offering a unique blend of world-class amenities, fast-paced excitement and endless charm. Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin and ranks No. 32 in the United States. Today, 1.8 million people live in the Greater Milwaukee area. Positioned along the western shores of Lake Michigan, the city is situated at the confluence of three rivers (the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic). Milwaukee is a 90-minute drive from Chicago, while Minneapolis-St. Paul and Indianapolis are within a 5-hour drive. The state capital of Madison is an hour west of downtown Milwaukee.

Milwaukee is on traditional Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk, and Menominee homeland along the southwest shores of Michigami, North America’s largest system of freshwater lakes, where the Milwaukee, Menominee and Kinnickinnic rivers meet and the people of Wisconsin’s sovereign Anishinaabe, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Oneida, and Mohican nations remain present. You can learn more about and celebrate the history and culture of Milwaukee’s tribal communities at visitmilwaukee.org/NativeAmericanCulture.

In 2023, Milwaukee was listed as one of National Geographic's 25 "Best of the World," and the publication touted Milwaukee’s lively energy and close-knit creative community. From the upcoming Bronzeville Center for the Arts to the vast collection of local breweries and classic Wisconsin fare, National Geographic shows off Milwaukee as a dynamic, growing city.

Our About Milwaukee web page was built with information from Visit Milwaukee. You can view the latest visitor guide on their website.

Local Time and Weather

Milwaukee is on Central Time. In October, the average daily high is 53 degrees Fahrenheit, with the average daily lows dipping into the 40s. Precipitation is possible. Please check local weather forecasts before packing your suitcase for ALTA47!

Dining in Milwaukee

Milwaukee boasts an impressive variety of cuisines and dining styles. Find a detailed list of restaurant and bar options on Visit Milwaukee's website, where you can search by category (Family Friendly, ADA compliant, Vegan, etc).

You can download the free Cream City Convention Pass to redeem discounts and deals at more than 30 participating local businesses.

5-minute walk or less

Right across the street from the Hyatt are San Giorgio Pizzeria Napoletana (no lunchtime hours), The King & I Thai Restaurant (no lunchtime hours), and Calderone Club (no lunchtime hours). Around the corner is Xankia: Vietnamese Sandwiches and Cuisine (limited weekend hours). Walking south from the hotel along Dr. M.L.K. Jr Drive, you come to the Third Street Market Hall, a food hall with many food and beverage vendors. On the way back to the hotel, stop at Canary Coffee Bar. If you're looking for something a little more upscale, try Mo’s...A Place for Steaks (no lunchtime hours).

10- to 15-minute walk

If you have a little bit more time to do so, consider crossing the Milwaukee River and making your way to Alem Ethiopian Village (no lunchtime hours), Swingin' Door Exchange (closed Sunday-Monday), or Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar. A little further you'll find the Milwaukee Public Market, with multiple vendors. Nearby is Cafe Benelux, a Belgian cafe with a rooftop deck.

Milwaukee's WORLD OF ARTS

Milwaukee's Theater District features thirteen performing arts and live entertainment organizations, located in a walkable cluster in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. Learn about upcoming events here.