2013 USA Rice Outlook Conference — Hotel and General Information

 
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HOTEL:

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
General Phone: (314) 655-1234
Reservations: (888) 421-1442
Online Reservations

HOTEL ROOM RATES, DATES AND AVAILABILITY:  Special conference rates of $129 for single/double rooms and $179 for upgraded Regency Club rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis for reservations made no later than Nov. 2.  The conference rates are available for the meeting dates Wednesday, Dec. 4, through Friday, Dec. 6, as well as three days prior and three days after, subject to availability.  Reservations made after Nov. 2 and/or after the conference’s room block is filled are subject to availability.  Please make your reservations early.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Call the hotel directly at (888) 421-1442 and ask for the special USA Rice rate or click here to reserve your room online.  Please keep your reservation confirmation number.

HOTEL CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT TIMES: Check-in is 3 p.m. and check-out is noon.

GENERAL INFORMATION


TRANSPORTATION:
The Hyatt Regency is located approximately 15 miles from the Lambert St. Louis International Airport.  Taxi fare is approximately $45 one way.

SHUTTLE SERVICE: Shuttle service is available. Fares per person are $21 or $37 roundtrip airport/hotel.  Shuttle reservations are strongly suggested. To make reservations click here or call (877) 785-4682 for more information.

GUEST EVENT

The following guest event is offered for registered attendees and guests only.  Advanced payment is required (see registration form) to reserve a spot.

St. Louis Historic Homes and Neighborhoods
Date:      Thursday, December 5
Time:     2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (meet in hotel lobby at 1:45 p.m.)

Cost:      $45

This coach tour traces the history of St. Louis, beginning with the city’s original settlement, Laclede’s Landing.  The itinerary includes an overview of downtown St. Louis and famous landmarks, a tour of Cupples House, and a look at three of the city’s most historic neighborhoods – Compton Heights, Soulard and Lafayette Square.

Cupples House is located on the grounds of Saint Louis University, the oldest university west of the Mississippi River.  The 42-room mansion was built in 1889 by Samuel Cupples, a successful wood merchant.  He spared no expense in creating the lavish interior, which includes intricately carved paneling and fine examples of stained glass.  You will visit Cupples House on the first day of “Rooms in Bloom,” featuring customized floral holiday décor. Some pieces may still be in progress, providing a chance to see florists at work to bring their holiday displays to life.

Guest Event Cancellations and Refund Policy: Guest event spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  An event may be cancelled if minimum is not met.  Refunds will be issued for guest events cancelled by USA Rice and/or if space fills up.  Cancellation refund requests must be submitted in writing.  A full refund will be made for cancellations received through Nov. 29.  No refunds will be made after Nov. 29.