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Hotel - Getting There - Asheville

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A block of rooms has been set aside for participants to NOAA's Data and Information for a Changing Climate: A Conference for Public and Private Sector Users at

The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa
290 Macon Avenue
Asheville, North Carolina 28804

The Grove Park Inn is one of the American South's oldest and most famous grand resorts. Built in 1913 overlooking the Asheville, North Carolina skyline and the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Inn is a favorite year round destination for both leisure and business guests. Its splendid views, old-world charm, amenities and a long tradition of exceptional service and hospitality make it a place to savor as one of the most enduring, original, and exciting resorts of America.

In order to receive the group rate of US$199.00 per night, hotel reservations must be made before October 1st. After the reservation deadline you will not be able to get the discounted room rate and will be required to pay the Resorts substantially higher going rate. To make your reservation today, simply download the group registration form and fax it to the hotel as indicated, or you may phone the Grove Park Inn directly at: (800) 438-5800, (in order to benefit from the group rate, please be sure to mention that you are part of the NOAA Data Conference). You may also reserve online: groveparkinn.com and enter the group number 68G0YL.

Getting There
The nearest airport to the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa is the Asheville Regional Airport, or AVL www.flyavl.com -the only commercial airport in Western North Carolina, convenient to many area attractions and businesses. Located adjacent to I-26, AVL offers competitive airfares, easy check-in/baggage pick-up, ground transportation and plenty of amenities including wireless Internet access. The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is currently served by Continental Airlines, Delta Connection-ASA, Northwest Airlines, United and US Airways, and is only 25 minutes from the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa.

Distances (in approximate time) from other area airport locations:
Greenville, SC (GSP) 1.5 hours
Charlotte, NC (CLT) 2 hours

Asheville
Asheville Asheville's rich architectural legacy with its mix of Art Deco, Beaux Arts and Neoclassical styles is the perfect retro-urban backdrop to the edgy energy that emanates from the locally owned-shops and art galleries, distinctive restaurants and exciting entertainment venues. Known as an art colony, a healing resort and a home to notable luminaries, statesmen and bohemians, Asheville is one of the most welcoming, vibrant cities in America.

A bastion of cutting-edge art and technology in the Blue Ridge, the city also prides itself on its fascinating Appalachian past and celebrates this culture with annual events such as Shindig on the Green. While many cities underwent major overhauls in past decades, Asheville's historic and architecturally diverse downtown remains beautifully preserved.

For more information about Asheville, visit: www.exploreasheville.com

Sponsored by: NOAA National Climatic Data Center/Organized by: The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies