Hotel & Travel Information

Message to Attendees: SAE International has made every effort to secure the best possible group nightly room rate for you at this event. That rate results from a negotiated overall package of event needs such as sleeping rooms, meeting room space and other requirements. Contracts with the venue include a provision to reduce event costs if SAE meets or exceeds its minimum sleeping room block guarantee. Conversely, event costs will increase if SAE falls short of its minimum room block guarantee. Please help SAE keep the costs of this event as low as possible by booking your housing needs at the designated host hotel and through the reservation process created by SAE. Reserving elsewhere means you are booking outside the contracted room block, jeopardizing SAE's ability to meet its contracted obligations and to keep registration fees to a minimum. SAE appreciates your support and understanding of this important issue. Thank you.

Travel Visa Information

Conference Location and Headquarters Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Savannah (Map)
2 West Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Tel: 912-238-1234
Fax: 912-944-3678

How to Reserve a Hotel Room:
All attendees are responsible for their own lodging and travel arrangements. Please note that there are a limited number of reserved rooms at the government rate, so plan to book early! A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Savannah at the SAE group rate of $169 single/double for non-government attendees, plus applicable taxes. Reservations must be made through Orchid Event Solutions by Monday, June 22, 2009, by calling 800-847-5810 (toll-free), 801-521-9025 (international) or through our on-line connection at Hotel Reservation Form.

Check-In time: 3:00 p.m.
Check-Out time: 12:00 p.m.

Hotel Fact Sheet*

Parking:
Valet parking is available for $18 per night; no self parking is available. Parking rates for oversized vehicles/vans is $20 per night.

Directions:

From Savannah International Airport (8 miles):
Take I-95 South to I-16 East, exit at Montgomery Street, turn right onto Bay Street. Hotel is three blocks on left.

From Jacksonville:
Take I-95 North to I-16 East; exit at Montgomery Street, turn right onto Bay Street. Hotel is three blocks on left.

Transportation:

Taxi:
One way to and from airport is approximately $25, with $3 for each additional passenger.

Water Taxi:
Free - leaves every 15 minutes from both the Hyatt Regency Savannah and the Trade Center.

Train:
Amtrak station is 15 miles away and an approximate 10-minute taxi ride at a $15 flat fee and $3 for each additional passenger.

Local Transit:
Chatham Area Transit (CAT) is the local transit system. Each CAT fare costs $1, and if you have to transfer buses, you will have to purchase another fare on the second bus for $1.

Tourist Attractions:

River Street:
The Hyatt Regency Savannah is situated in the heart of Savannah on world-famous River Street. Our waterfront location on the Savannah River offers the ideal base for your exploration of this fascinating city with so much old world charm. The Hyatt Water Taxi can transport you to many attractions, or simply stroll down the quaint stone street. Enjoy dozens of exciting activities along the Savannah riverfront. Check the River Street website for information on a range of festivals that are held at various times throughout the year and a calendar of special events. Choose from any one of a number of guided tours, or have our concierge book your tour for you. Enjoy ghost walks, horse-drawn carriage and trolley tours, triple-decker riverboat cruises, an array of dining venues, night clubs, shops and so much more, all on River Street. Be sure to see the famous 17-foot-high Waving Girl statue. See your helpful concierge for directions, maps, brochures and assistance with planning an action-packed itinerary.
Website: http://www.riverstreetsavannah.com/

Savannah River Boat Cruises:
Enjoy dinner entertainment, Sunday brunch and Saturday luncheon cruises on the Savannah River Queen, or the Georgia Queen. Savannah River Queen accommodates 400 passengers, while Georgia Queen accommodates 600 passengers. Hop aboard these triple-decker, stern-wheel vessels for narrated sightseeing cruises, moonlight entertainment cruises and a wide variety of others. Calling ahead is not required, but is recommended to secure the particular cruise you desire. These popular cruises depart from their base on River Street, near Hyatt Regency Savannah.
Location: River Street, Savannah
Telephone: 912-232-6404

Legends and Lunch:
Old Savannah Tours has partnered with Vagabond Cruises and world-famous Food Network Chef Paula Deen for this fascinating riverboat cruise. Board the Spirit of Harbor Town for two hours of history, legend, culture, romance and regional cuisine catered by Lady and Sons Restaurant. This cruise departs at 12:00 noon on Thursdays.
Location: 41 Wahlstrom Road, Savannah
Telephone: 800-517-9007

Atlantic Ocean beaches are just 20 minutes from the hotel.