Accommodations & Travel
To facilitate your travel to SpringSim'14, this page provides valuable information about local excursions, hotel information, visa memos, transportation info, and other information. As you plan your travel, please check the information provided on this page. Please note that the local committee is making every effort to facilitate your travel arrangements.
||On/Before January 31
||February 1 - April 6
||On/After April 7
|*Students/Retirees must submit verification forms to get a discount
Note: Full-time students and retirees are eligible for a 50% discount on this event. Please click here to learn more.
SpringSim'14 will be held April 13- 16, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL, USA, located at 2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, FL 33607, USA, Tel: (813) 874-1234. SCS has made special arrangements with the hotel for SpringSim'14 attendees. The rate is $149 to $199 per night (USD) depending on room type and stay dates.
Welcome to Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. We believe luxury hotels should offer more than just a good night's sleep and we take pride in offering you the best of everything, from great restaurants to luxury accommodations and unparalleled service. Whether you find yourself in Florida for business or pleasure, it should be a worry-free experience that delights the senses. When you choose our hotel, you can take advantage of easy access to the very best of Tampa Bay while planning your perfect stay.
- 442 spacious guestrooms, with stunning bay and city views
- Wildlife estuary and boardwalk nature trail / jogging path nearby, for outdoor enthusiasts
- Award-Winning Armani's, showcasing finely crafted Italian cuisine
- 1823 Kitchen & Bar, for breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Oystercatchers, for lunch, dinner & Sunday brunch
- Over 22,000 square feet of function space, including multiple meeting rooms
- 24-Hour Stay Fit gym / Fitness Concierge, featuring the latest training equipment
- Deluxe spa like baths
- Grand Club, Business Plan and Casitas Available
- Massage Services Available
- Outdoor lap pool / free-form Pool / whirlpool
- Two tennis courts / Ping Pong / Lawn Games/ Bicycles for rent
- Outdoor deck and pool area for receptions
- Creative catering featuring Personal Preference Dining
2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, Florida, USA, 33607,
Tel: +1 813 874 1234 , Fax: +1 813 207 6790
From the airport:
Take Highway 60 West toward Clearwater. From 60 West. Exit onto Bayport Drive. Follow exit road underneath the overpass and continue straight onto Bayport Drive.
From the south/St Petersburg/Sarasota:
I-75 to I-275 North. Exit Highway 60 West/ Clearwater/Tampa International Airport/Veterans Expy. Follow signs for 60 West/ Clearwater. From 60 West, exit onto Bayport Drive. Follow exit road underneath the overpass. Straight onto Bayport Drive.
From the north/downtown Tampa/ Orlando:
I-275 South. Exit at Highway 60 West/Tampa International Airport/Veteran’s Expy. Follow sign for 60 West/Clearwater. From 60 West, exit at Bayport Drive. Follow exit road underneath the overpass. Straight onto Bayport Drive.
From the north via Veteran’s Expressway:
Veteran’s Expressway south toward Tampa. Exit 60 West/Clearwater. Exit onto Bayport Drive. Follow exit road underneath the overpass. Straight onto Bayport Drive.
From the West/Clearwater:
Take State Road 60 East toward Tampa Take the Bayport Drive exit. Turn right at the stop sign onto Bayport Drive.
Tampa International Airport (Airport Code: TPA)
4100 George J Bean Inbound Pkwy, Tampa, FL 33607
Driving Directions from Airport to the Hotel: see above.
Complimentary Shuttle: Available 5:00 AM – 1:00 AM daily, to the hotel from Tampa International airport (5 minutes away), departing the hotel every half hour. Courtesy phone marked Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay located in any baggage claim area.
To and from International Plaza and Westshore Mall for shopping. See Guest Services for daily times.
La Liberty Limo: 866 544 LIMO (866 544 5466)
Taxi: $15 each way from the airport to the hotel; $26 from the hotel to downtown and bus station.
Bus Station: 20 minutes, from Downtown Station.
Amtrak: 10 miles, Approximately 15 minutes, Taxi $26 one way.
See the Tampa Tourism Bureau web site for a list of Local Attractions & Things to Do while you're in Tampa.
For traveling to the United States, attendees should be particularly aware and careful about Visa requirements and should plan travel well in advance. If you require a visa memo, please send your name, mailing address and fax number to firstname.lastname@example.org, and for those with accepted papers, please include the title and all authors of your paper. All this information is necessary, and missing any of it will delay the issuing of the memo. We will assist in providing visa memos for attending the conference. Please note that it may take several days for a visa memo to be sent out after it is requested. Please plan accordingly.