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Hotel, Airport, Transportation

 

 

Hotel

We have a block of rooms at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Omaha with a discounted rate for Advancing Bear Care 2016 delegates.  This rate will be available until September 12th.

 

DoubleTree by Hilton Omaha Downtown

1616 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68102

omahadowntown.doubletree.com

 

 

Single room (King bed) = US$ 109/night + tax

Double room (2 Queen beds) = US$ 119/night + tax

*sales and occupancy tax = 18.16%

 

Rooms include complimentary breakfast (does not include gratuity), access to pool and fitness center, and free premium WIFI.  The hotel has an airport shuttle as well as a shuttle that runs anywhere in town within a 4 mile radius.

 

Please book your rooms early as there are a limited number at this rate.  You can book using the following link:

 

 

 

 

 

Or

 

by calling the DoubleTree at 1-800-222-TREE; be sure to let them know you are with the Bear Care Group - Omaha Zoo.

 

Or

 

via the internet at omahadowntown.doubletree.com using our unique group code - BCG.

 

If you wish to book your room for a few nights prior to or after the conference, the DoubleTree has offered to extend the conference rate.

 

Airport

Eppley Airfield Omaha, Nebraska

 

If you are flying into Omaha, you will be flying into Eppley Airfield (OMA) http://flyoma.com/ which is located 4 miles (10 minutes) from the DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown Omaha and 12 miles (15 minutes) from Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

Transportation

The DoubleTree Hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to/from the airport.  Per the airport website: The Ground Transportation Center is located inside of Door #3 on the lower level of the terminal building. Local hotel/motel shuttle phone boards/reservation centers are located near the north and south baggage claim areas.

 

 

If you are driving into Omaha, please check the hotel’s website omahadowntown.doubletree.com for directions. 

 

 

There are two parking garages adjacent to the Doubletree hotel.  Conference delegates may park for free in the Central City garage at 17th St and Dodge St.

 

Central City Parking

1722 Dodge St

Omaha, NE 68102

 

When you book your room and/or when you arrive at the hotel, please let the hotel know if you need to park your vehicle in the Central City garage and be sure to tell them you are with the Bear Care Group so you won’t be charged the $10/night parking rate.