Accommodations

AR2020 Venue

We are excited to bring #AR2020 to vegan-friendly Portland, OR for the first time ever! The conference will take place at the brand new Hyatt Regency which is located at 375 NE Holladay Street, Portland, Oregon, 97232.

The Hyatt Regency is  conveniently located downtown across the street from the MAX Light Rail and is just 10 miles from the airport (a 30-minute ride on the light rail for $2.50). Located in the city's Lloyd District, it is directly across the street from the Oregon Convention Center and within walking distance to a handful of vegan-friendly restaurants. The venue offers discounted rooms with cruelty-free bedding, spacious meeting facilities, and vegan options in their restaurant. Dogs under 50 lbs are welcome!

Lodging

Portland in July is a highly desirable destination with beautiful weather. If you plan to book a room, we recommend that you do so as early as possible since this is the busiest season in the city and space is limited. The discounted rate for AR2020 attendees at the Hyatt will be available until June 26.

We've negotiated a highly discounted rate at the hotel for AR2020 attendees of $150/night + occupancy taxes (11.5%) for single or double rooms during the conference dates (July 16-19). Please note that the rate increases if you are sharing a room with more than one other person and notify the hotel: $160/night for three people per room or $170/night for four people.

To book your reservations at the Hyatt Regency online, click here.

To book over the phone, call their reservations line at 1-888-591-1234. Be sure to mention that you are with the Animal Rights National Conference and reference group code G-ANIM.

If you plan to book a room, we recommend that you do so as early as possible since this is the busiest season in the city and space is limited. The discounted rate for AR2020 attendees at the Hyatt will be available until June 26. 

When making your travel arrangements, we recommend that you allow for a couple of extra days to participate in pre-conference activities on the Wednesday and Thursday prior as well as a massive post-conference vivisection protest on the Monday after. Details coming soon!

If you have difficulty booking a room or have any questions, please email info@arconference.org or leave a message at 301-530-1737 and we will promptly get back to you to assist.

On a tight budget? In addition to offering discounted registration rates, scholarships, and work opportunities, we also offer basic accommodations (floor or bed space) in group rooms for $35/night at the Hyatt. To register to be in a group room, go here and select the group room option, how many days and your room preference.

Alternate Nearby Lodging

If you are on a tight budget and are seeking more modest accommodations, we encourage you to look into nearby hotels and motels. Here are two convenient options within walking distance:

  • Inn at Convention Center (across the street from the Hyatt, allows companions, and there is a refrigerator and microwave in each room)
  • Quality Inn (a 5-minute walk from the Hyatt, does not allow companions but has  rooms with a refrigerator and microwave)

Parking

The Hyatt Regency offers daily parking ranging from $7 - $12 per 12-hour period. Additional details will be available soon.

Travel

The Hyatt Regency is located at 375 NE Holladay Street, Portland, Oregon, 97232. It is  conveniently located downtown across the street from the MAX light rail and is just 10 miles from the airport (a 30-minute ride on the light rail for $2.50). Lyft rides cost around $24-28 for a 4-person vehicle.

The MAX light rail is at the heart of Portland’s award-winning public transportation system, which connects the airport, convention center and downtown hotels. It’s easy, inexpensive and convenient. You can roll your luggage on board the MAX Red Line, which serves the airport. MAX trains run about every 15 minutes most of the day, every day. Service is less frequent in the early morning, midday and evening. Trains run from approximately 5 a.m. through midnight. For complete schedules and more information, visit www.trimet.org/max.

If you’re flying, check discount sites to and from the Portland International Airport: KayakOrbitz, PricelineExpediaHotwire.

If you’re driving, the hotel has parking and is located directly across the street from the Portland Convention Center. If you are coming from the airport, is about a 20-minute ride.

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