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2012 Travel and Lodging Information - Toledo, OH

RamadaHotelBedroom.jpgAccommodations: Ramada Toledo Conference Center

3536 Secor Road Toledo, OH • 419.535.7070

Offering a $79/night room rate for GAS conference attendees. Please call to reserve and state you are attending the conference.

King_Room.jpgAccommodations: Park Inn by Radisson
Special Rate for GAS Attendees

101 North Summit St • 800.670.7275 or 419.241.3000 •

What better way to connect with the GAS community than to stay at the conference hotel, where all the action is? This 3-star hotel has won best-overall awards from the Carlson Group. They offer complimentary shuttle service within a two-mile radius for the convenience of guests. Enjoy the fitness center and sauna, business center, an onsite restaurant, and free, high-speed, wireless internet. Located in the heart of downtown Toledo, the hotel is within walking distance of many Toledo attractions, shops, and restaurants.
Rates: GAS has reserved a block of rooms and negotiated a special rate for GAS conference attendees: $95 + tax for a single, double, triple, or quad. (Regular price for these rooms is $129 + tax.) Reserve by May 25, 2012, to receive this rate. Hotel Block may be completely booked, call to check.

Reservations: To make your reservation, call the Park Inn and ask for the Glass Art Society rate (block code GAS12).

Please note that GAS members receive very favorable hotel rates because GAS guarantees a large number of room nights. GAS pays a fee for rooms not taken. You can help GAS — and your fellow members — by staying at the Park Inn.

from_DoToledo_Maumee_River_view_of_downtown_skyline_photo_credit_Steve_Klein.JPGGetting to Toledo & the Conference Hotel

Travel Discounts
Two airlines and two rental car companies are offering savings to persons attending the GAS 2012 Toledo conference.

American Airlines: Receive a 5% discount on flights to Toledo or Detroit. Electronic ticketing is required; calling an agent will incur a paper ticketing charge. Go to and enter the promotion code 7162BQ.

Delta Airlines: To make reservations for flights to Detroit, call 800.328.1111 and refer to Glass Art Society Conference #NY2D6. Discount (2% - 5%) applies only to fares originating in the US or Canada.

Car Rental: Hertz: Discounts on daily rates. Call 800.654.2240 and mention CV #04RE0001. Alamo: Call 800.354.2322 and give Association ID #706768. If you are picking up your rental car at the airport, please confirm the rental car counter hours, as some are limited.

Ride Share: Looking to share a car? Post a note on the GAS Forum to connect with other GAS members.

Traveling by air? Many visitors to Toledo choose to fly into Detroit, as it can be cheaper and there are often more options for flights.

From Toledo Express Airport to the Park Inn: From Detroit Metro Airport to the Park Inn: 
The conference hotel is a 30-minute drive from Toledo Express Airport.

$50 (estimate); cabs are available by calling Glass City Cab Co. at 419.269.1825 one-half hour in advance. (Reservations possible.)

A1 Accurate Limousine and Airport Service:
$58; service is available at the kiosk in the main lobby on the way to baggage claim or by calling 888.381.8294 or 419.861.7433. (
The conference hotel is 50 miles from Detroit Metro Airport.

$100 (estimate); cabs are available at curbside or by calling Metro Cab at 734.997.6500.

Metro Cars:
$119; visit their ground transportation booth, call 800.456.1701, or visit

Birmingham Limo Discount: Birmingham Limo is offering special rates to 2012 GAS conference attendees, between Detroit Metropolitan Airport and downtown Toledo hotels, including the Park Inn. A BL greeter will meet you at the airport.
  • To Toledo: $15 - $35 (June 12 - 13)
  • To Detroit (DTW): $15 - $35 (June 17)
To book your transportation, contact Birmingham Limo at 419-882-5466 or and mention the GAS Conference DTW when scheduling. You will need your flight information, cell phone number, and credit card. You may pay individually or as a group.


Transportation for Detroit Day of Glass: Birmingham Limo

Departure: SeaGate Convention Centre (Jefferson St. entrance) at 8:30 am on June 17.

Scheduled Stops: Detroit Institute of Arts; College for Creative Studies glass studio; Michigan Hot Glass Studio; Axiom Glass; Habatat Galleries; The Greenfield Village Glass Studio; Berkowitz Gallery/UM Dearborn; Furnace Design Studio/Glass Academy. (Subject to change; call Birmingham Limo for confirmation.)

For airline departures there is a stop at DTW airport at 6 pm. Scheduled return to Toledo at 7:30 pm.

Cost: $50. A box lunch is available for an additional fee.

Reservations: by May 7. Call 419-882-5466 or email Minimum 22 people; maximum 70.

Getting Around Toledo

Conference Venues: GAS provides free shuttles between SeaGate Convention Centre and the presentation venues from 7:30 am to 5 pm, June 14 - 16, Thursday - Saturday.

Pre-Conference Reception: A shuttle from the Park Inn to the reception and back will be provided for those registered for this event.

Tours: Transportation is provided for all tours. The shuttles pick and drop off at the SeaGate Convention Centre.

Public Transportation: Bus # 2M runs from the Park Inn and SeaGate Convention Centre to the Toledo Museum of Art campus. Get a complete time schedule at – type in route number 2M. Buses run 5:30 am - 10:30 pm; adult fares are $1.

  • Park Inn: Guests are invited to park at SeaGate Convention Centre. SeaGate Convention Centre: Covered parking costs $7 for 6 - 12 hours, $11 for 12 - 24 hours with in-and-out privileges. SeaGate surface lot rates are $3 - $5. (Subject to change.)
  • Toledo Museum of Art: Parking is $5 for nonmembers.
  • Other: Toledo also has street parking. Parking lot maps are available at:

Biking: Toledo’s flat roads make for easy biking. Note that dedicated bike lanes are not prevalent, however. Wersell’s Bike & Ski Shop, about a 10-minute drive from downtown Toledo, rents out bikes for $15 - $50 per day (419.474.7412 •