2015 Access Group Graduate & Professional Financial Aid Conference
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Which sessions do you want to see at our annual Conference? Please take just 1 to 2 minutes to complete our session proposal survey. With the ideas you give to us, we can design a Conference where you return to campus with ready-to-use knowledge.
Graduate and professional school administrators face different challenges than their undergraduate counterparts. The Access Group Graduate & Professional Financial Aid Conference embraces these differences and is dedicated to education and discussion relevant to you – those serving the graduate and professional students. As the premier Conference bringing together administrators from all graduate disciplines, plan to attend this important event!
The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort
1 Resort Drive
Savannah, GA 31421
About the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort
Experience true Southern hospitality at the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort. Located on the Savannah River with spectacular views of historic River Street, this AAA Four-Diamond property is complimentary ferry ride from Savannah’s fantastic shopping, food and nightlife, yet far enough away to enjoy the tranquility that only a resort can give. Amenities include the world-renowned Heavenly Spa by Westin, an outdoor heated saline pool, tennis courts and fire pits, hammocks, cabanas and so much more.
Immerse yourself in the history, beauty and charm of this beloved Georgia gem. Savannah’s reputation as The Hostess City is well earned as you wander the cobblestone streets of the historic district and receive the warm greetings of merchants and locals alike. From its oak tree canopies and majestic architecture to its outdoor cafes and gastro pubs, live music, and art exhibits, this ravishing city will truly delight.
The special conference rate for attendees of the 2015 Access Group Graduate & Professional Financial Aid Conference is $169 for singles or doubles plus applicable taxes (currently 13% plus $1.75 occupancy tax) per night, if reserved by Thursday, October 15 by 5:00 p.m. EST. The rate will be extended for up to two nights before and after the Conference for those wishing to spend extra time at the Westin. (This rate is subject to availability.)
In addition, all Resort Fees have been waived with the exception of guestroom internet which will be charged at $10 per day only if used. (Complimentary internet is offered in the meeting space and all public spaces.) 2015 Access Group Conference attendees will receive self-parking; toll-free calls and local telephone calls of up to 60 minutes; on-resort shuttle transportation; fitness club access, including WestinWORKOUT® Room, steam room and sauna at the Heavenly Spa by Westin; use of tennis racquets and courts; golf club storage; use of the chipping and putting greens and driving range (including clubs); and access to the private beach located at the resort’s sister property, The Westin Resort on Hilton Head Island (located 45 miles away). All complimentary!
Rooms at the group rate will be available when registration opens in the spring.
The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort recommends flying into Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (airport code SAV). The drive from the airport to the resort is approximately 20 minutes.
Taxis are plentiful and can be attained directly outside of the baggage claim doors. A taxi transfer is approximately $35.00 one way.
The Westin offers return shuttle transportation TO the airport for a fee of $25 for the first passenger and $15 for each additional person on the same trip. Seats are limited, so please contact the Front Desk or Concierge in advance for departure times or to arrange service, or call the hotel and ask for the Airport Shuttle. (This service is available for RETURN trips only; service is not offered for transportation from the airport to the resort.)
Savannah Belles Ferry
Getting to Savannah’s celebrated Historic District—just across the river from the hotel—is quick and simple, thanks to the complimentary water ferry, accessible adjacent to our resort dock. The Savannah Belles Ferry runs two to three times an hour from 7:00 a.m. until midnight, seven days a week. This convenient 10-minute ride from the Resort will take you directly to/from fabled River Street. Historic Savannah, a block above on a bluff, can be accessed via the same water taxi stop. Visit http://www.catchacat.org to download the ferry schedule.
For those who would opt for ground transportation into the city, taxis are readily available at the resort’s taxi stand. The city also operates a free trolley system throughout the Historic District and River Street, subject to scheduling.
- Valet parking for guests is $23.00 per night.
- Self-parking is available and complimentary for all Access Group attendees staying at the Westin.