The 2019 ALTA conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Rochester and the Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center in downtown Rochester, New York. The Hyatt Regency is located across the street from the convention center. ALTA has secured a block of rooms in the Hyatt Regency for conference attendees. For your convenience, we encourage you to book your hotel reservations in advance. Plus, when you book at the conference hotel, a portion of the proceeds go to ALTA, so show your support by booking your room in our block!
The Hyatt Regency Rochester is connected to the Convention Center via an enclosed skyway, a 3-minute walk. The skywalk is elevator-accessible. Located on the Genesee River, the Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center has 100,000 square feet of space with high-speed broadband wireless internet and enclosed walkways to hotels, dining, and a parking garage. Conference sessions and other events will be held there.
Main Hotel Information
Host Hotel: Hyatt Regency Rochester
125 E. Main St., Rochester, NY 14604
T: (585) 546-1234
Airport code: ROC
We encourage you to make your reservations early. The ALTA conference block of hotel rooms will be released to the general public on the cut-off date of October 18, 2019.
Online: Make reservations online (recommended) at https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/ROCHE/G-LITT. Reservations for rooms accessible to guests with disabilities may be made in the same manner. Reservations must be made on or before the book-by date of October 18, 2019. When you book at the conference hotel, a portion of the proceeds go to ALTA!
Phone: Make reservations by calling 877-803-7534. Explain that you are with ALTA and give the group code G-LITT.
Accessibility: The hotel has ADA accessible rooms. Call to request them and explain that you are with ALTA. If you have any questions or concerns, see our accessibility page or contact Program Manager Kelsi Vanada.
The hotel room rate is $159.00 regardless of the type of room (single king or two queens). This rate is exclusive of taxes, which are 14%. Note that for more than two people, there is an additional charge. The rate is $179 for three people in one room, or $204 for four people. ALTA attendees may access the $159.00 conference room rate for three days before and after the conference dates.
Check-in: Check-in time at Hyatt Regency Rochester is 3:00pm. The check-out time is 11:00am, after which time guests will incur an additional night’s charge.
Complimentary wireless internet is available in overnight guestrooms and meeting rooms.
Hyatt parking for overnight guests of the hotel is discounted to $10 (1,300-spot garage). For non-overnight guests at the Hyatt, daily parking rates are between $2 and $10, depending on the number of hours. The garage is the South Avenue Garage, with entrances on both Broad Street, South Avenue and Stone Street. Find parking rates and other info here.
Valet parking is available via the Motor Court Entrance on East Main Street. Valet Charge: $17.00 per car, per night with in/out privileges.
Transportation to the Hyatt Regency: Transportation to and from the Rochester International Airport, trains, and bus stations is complimentary. There is a free shuttle service from the airport to the Hyatt Regency Rochester.
Accessibility: The South Avenue Garage has accessible parking spaces and is connected to the skyway and the Convention Center by ramps.
There are restaurants, bars, and lounge areas inside the Hyatt Regency Rochester. For more information and menus, click here.
Travel Information: Getting to Rochester
Airport code: ROC. Most ALTA attendees will fly into the Greater Rochester International Airport.
Location: 5 miles northeast of the Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency.
There are many options for getting to your hotel from the airport. Most area hotels (including the Hyatt Regency) have complimentary airport shuttles available. Visit the airport’s transportation page to learn more.
There are Uber/Lyft and taxi stands at the airport. There is also an information booth on the baggage claim level of the airport which is staffed from 10am-6pm 7 days a week, in case you have any questions.
Driving from the Airport
Driving from the Greater Rochester International Airport to the Hyatt Regency:
Take 390 north to 490 east. Follow signs to Downtown, exit inner loop east (exit 13) and take St. Paul Street and turn right (which will become South Ave). Go through 3 traffic lights, then turn left on E Main Street to arrive at the hotel.
Driving from the Greater Rochester International Airport to the Convention Center:
Take 390 north to 490 east. Follow signs to Downtown, exit inner loop east (exit 13) and take St. Paul Street and turn right (which will become South Ave). Go through 4 traffic lights, after crossing Main Street turn left into the South Ave entrance to the garage. The Convention Center is connected to the garage.
Driving from other locations to the Convention Center (please note that the Hyatt Regency is across the street)
Thruway to Exit 45, 490 west to Rochester. Follow signs to DOWNTOWN. Exit Clinton Avenue. Merge to Clinton, go 3 traffic lights to Broad Street. Turn left onto Broad and after the first light, make a right into the Broad Street Entrance of the South Avenue Parking Garage. The skywalk to the Convention Center is located on level 3 of the Garage. The Convention Center is connected to the Garage.
490 West to Clinton Avenue. Merge to Clinton, go 3 traffic lights to Broad Street. Turn left onto Broad and after the first light make a right into the Broad Street Entrance of the South Avenue Garage. The skywalk to the Convention Center is located on level 3 of the Garage. The Convention Center is connected to the Garage.
Thruway to Exit 47 (490 east). 490 east to DOWNTOWN. Exit inner loop east (exit 13) and take St. Paul Street and turn right (which will become South Ave). Go through 4 traffic lights, after crossing Main Street turn left into the South Ave Entrance to the garage. The Convention Center is connected to the Garage.
590 south to 490 west, then follow Eastern Suburbs directions.
From Southern Tier:
390 north to Rochester. Follow signs to DOWNTOWN (390 north to 490 east). Exit inner loop east (exit 13) and take St. Paul Street and turn right (which will become South Ave). Go through 4 traffic lights, after crossing Main Street turn left into the South Ave Entrance to the garage. The Convention Center is connected to the garage.
Greece, Hamlin, Brockport & Spencerport:
390 south to 490 east. Then follow directions from West.
Car Rental at the Rochester Airport
Rental car ticket counters are located inside the Main Terminal, and rental cars are available just a few steps out the front door. Visit https://flyrst.com/transportation/rental-cars/.
The Joseph A. Floreano Convention Center is half a mile from the Rochester Train Station, located at 320 Central Ave, Rochester, NY 14605. Visit the Amtrak website for more information.
Transportation in Rochester
Rochester Transit Service (RTS) offers bus service throughout the City of Rochester, to all attractions, most suburbs and to all shopping malls. The cost for a single bus trip is $1.00 (50 cents for seniors over 65 during “non-peak” hours).
Customer Service = (585) 288-1700
“Where’s My Bus?” = (585) 351-2878
For specific departure information, contact RTS “Where’s My Bus” at http://wmb.rgrta.com/
The Hyatt Regency Rochester also has an Uber, Lyft, and taxi stand in front of the hotel.
The key location to catch a cab in Rochester is outside the Hyatt Regency Rochester (Main Street).
Local taxi companies:
Able Taxi & Delivery (585) 663-1600
Adel Taxi (585) 663-5555
All Around Taxi (585) 328-8294
All Around Town Taxi (585) 232-2300
Associate Taxi (585) 232-3232
Checker Cab (585) 235-8888
Midtown Cab (585) 647-9999
Park Avenue Taxi Service (585) 506-2660
Yellow Cab (585) 303-2837
Maps & Travel Assistance
For travel assistance or information while in town, feel free to call Visit Rochester’s main line from Monday-Saturday at (585) 279-8300.
Find a full array of maps here: http://www.visitrochester.com/about-roc/transportation/maps/