2015 Hotels & Travel

For the 2015 annual meeting, the AHA has combined the registration and hotel reservation process. After pre-registering for the meeting, attendees will receive an acknowledgment of pre-registration that will include the attendee's badge number and information on making a hotel reservation. The acknowledgment will have consolidated information on all meeting hotels, rates, and availability. Attendees will be able to make a reservation via a customized website or by calling toll-free numbers provided. Only annual meeting attendees who have first completed the meeting registration process will be permitted to make hotel reservations at the AHA's meeting rates. The call-in centers and websites will require the attendee's badge number before proceeding with the reservation process. This process is designed to ensure that the deeply discounted AHA meeting rates are reserved for those who support the annual meeting—its attendees and exhibitors—and are not used by tourists and others who want to book a room in New York City for New Year's Eve weekend.

Map of the Area

AHA 2015 Meeting Map

Hotel & Rate Information







1 SOLD OUT New York Hilton Midtown (hdqtrs.)
1335 Ave. of the Americas (1,300 rooms)

$575 & up

2 New York Sheraton Times Square (co-hdqtrs.)
811 7th Ave. (1,300 rooms)

$650 & up

SOLD OUT Manhattan at Times Square**
790 Seventh Ave. (250 rooms)

$119 king bed
$149 2 beds
$119 king bed
$149 2 beds
$149 2 beds
$149 2 beds

*The Sheraton offers complimentary guest room Internet access and health club privileges to AHA atttendees.

**Free WiFi for up to 4 devices. Rates in effect up to housing cut off; thereafter, rates will be the same as the Hilton and Sheraton.

The rates noted above:

  • Are subject to a tax of 13.375%, plus a 5.875% per room, per night New York City occupancy tax (subject to change without notice).
  • Will be honored three days before and after the official meeting dates of January 2-5, based upon availability at the time the reservation is made.
  • Are available only to those who have registered for the 2015 AHA annual meeting. Information regarding booking your housing will be included in your registration confirmation e-mail.

Reservations at the Sheraton should be made by December 22, 2014, 5:00 p.m. EST.


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Amtrak offers a 10 percent discount off the best available fare to New York City between December 30, 2014, and January 8, 2015. To book, call Amtrak at 800-872-7245 or contact your travel agent. Refer to Convention Fare Code X47U-915. Please note that this discount cannot be booked via Amtrak’s web site­; you must call Amtrak directly and provide the fare code. The offer is not valid on Auto Train and Acela service, but is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class, or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.

Amtrak arrives at New York’s Penn Station, located at Eighth Avenue and 31st Street in midtown Manhattan. The station is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week; but note that Amtrak’s ticket office at Penn Station is open daily from 5:10 a.m. to 9:50 p.m. A cab ride from Penn Station to the hotels takes 15–20 minutes (depending on traffic) and costs $15–18, plus tip. Attendees can also take the uptown E subway from Penn Station to the Seventh Avenue stop, right next to the Sheraton. Travel time is about 20 minutes, and the cost is around $2.75.

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New York City is served by two international airports, John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), in the borough of Queens, which primarily handles international flights, and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), in New Jersey, which handles both domestic and international flights. The region is also served by LaGuardia Airport (LGA), also in Queens, which mainly handles domestic flights. All airports offer ground transportation with service available from the airports to the hotels.

For transportation information for all three airports, call Air-Ride (800-247-7433), which offers 24-hour recorded details on bus and shuttle companies and car services registered with the New York and New Jersey Port Authority. Similar information is available at the Authority's website at: www.panynj.gov/airports.

LaGuardia Airport is 8 miles from the meeting hotels.

  • A taxi ride into the city takes 30-40 minutes and about $25—$37; rides are metered and bridge tolls and tip (15-20 percent is customary) are extra. There is no additional charge for luggage, and rates are per car, not per passenger (up to four passengers).
  • GO Airlink NYC provides shared van service from LaGuardia to midtown hotels ($21 one way). The trip takes about 45 minutes; buses operate every 20-30 minutes, seven days a week. NYC Airporter provides bus service to Grand Central Station; the fare is $13 one way and $23 round trip, with a complimentary shuttle to hotels.
  • The SuperShuttle provides door-to-door service to and from the airport to midtown hotels. The fare is $16 each way.

Kennedy Airport is 17 miles from midtown.

  • Taxis from the airport to Manhattan charge a flat rate of $52 (plus tolls and tip); the trip takes 65-75 minutes. The meter will not be turned on, and a surcharge will not be added. To return to JFK from Manhattan, taxis charge the metered rate, plus any applicable tolls.
  • GO Airlink NYC provides shared van service from JFK to midtown hotels ($20 one way) and takes about 75-85 minutes. NYC Airporter offers bus service between JFK and Grand Central Station; fares are $16 one way and $29 round trip; from Grand Central there are complimentary shuttles to hotels.
  • The SuperShuttle provides door-to-door service to and from the airport to midtown hotels. The fare is $20 each way.

Newark Airport is 15 miles from the meeting hotels.

  • For taxis, the metered fare (plus tolls) from the airport to the hotels is approximately $55. There is an additional charge for oversize luggage, and rates are per car, not per passenger (up to four passengers). To return to Newark Airport via a NYC taxi, the approximate fare is $69-75 plus return tolls and a $15 surcharge.
  • Air Train offers connecting service to New Jersey Transit and Amtrak trains, which take passengers into Manhattan. This can be quicker than taking a cab or a bus, and it is much more affordable-$12.50 one way from Newark Airport to NYC Penn Station.
  • GO Airlink NYC offers shared van service for a fee of $12 per person.
  • Newark Liberty Airport Express offers shuttle service to Manhattan every 15-20 minutes. One-way fare is $16, and round trip is $28.
  • SuperShuttle is available from Newark for $21, depending on destination.