2016 LSA Annual Conference Travel

2016 LSA Annual Conference
April 25-28, 2016
Hilton Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

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Deadline to book your accommodations at the Hilton Minneapolis has been extended to April 19. 
Book today!

We're looking forward to gathering in Minnesota in April to celebrate the strength of our Lutheran social ministry network!

The LSA 2016 Annual Conference takes place at the Hilton Minneapolis, conveniently located in downtown Minneapolis (1001 Marquette Avenue South). Information about our destination, the conference hotel and accommodations are below. Need assistance? Please contact us at lsa@lutheranservices.org or 202-499-5836. We are here to help.

About Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minnesota and The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are strongholds for philanthropy and Lutheran social ministry. The LSA network has more than 30 members located/headquartered within the state of Minnesota!

The area offers something for everyone, from critically-acclaimed shows, restaurants and museums to the natural beauty of lakes, trails and parks.

This growing metropolis is easy to get to, easy to get around and easily one of the most vibrant, engaging cities in America. Hot restaurants, cool shops, festive events and diverse entertainment ranging from professional sports to Broadway shows keep downtown constantly buzzing. Safe, friendly and compact, downtown is a destination and a community in one. The area is ranked nationally time and time again for cleanliness, safety, health and all sorts of other bests.

Minneapolis-St. Paul is also a thriving financial sector and leader in the medical field, featuring homegrown businesses that have grown to become household names: Macy's, 3M, Target, Thrivent, Portico Benefit Services and more.

The Hilton Minneapolis is right in the heart of it all, centrally located near Twins Stadium, the theater district and the walkable Nicollet Mall area.   

Want to explore the highlights of St. Paul and Minneapolis? Join us on a tour Thursday afternoon – simply add the tour to your registration when registering for the conference, or contact Tania Hernandez-Andersen at 202-499-5846.

Lodging Information

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Situated in the center of the financial district and near cultural attractions, the recently renovated Hilton Minneapolis rises 25 stories above one of America's top cities. The Hilton Minneapolis offers friendly service, comfortable guest rooms and suites, spacious meeting rooms, skyline views and an easy-to-get-to location in the center of Minneapolis, close to attractions.

Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Hotel Highlights

  • Fitness center, indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool
  • Pet friendly: Up to 75 pounds with a $50 fee 
  • On site dining options: Starbucks counter in the lobby; SkyWater lounge, The Cove (plus in-room dining)
  • Within walking distance: Minnesota Orchestra next door; The Guthrie Theater - a Tony Award-winning center; Target Field; Target Center; Metrodome, Nicollet Mall
  • Easy to get to: 12 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, light rail service available. Parking garage attached to hotel.
  • Received the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

Click here to view more information about the Hilton Minneapolis >

Room Rates

We have negotiated discounted rates for hotel rooms at the Hilton Minneapolis, based on availability. Deadline to book with the negotiated rates is April 4, 2016:  

Single: $174 ($204 for the executive level)
Double: $174 ($204 for the executive level)
Junior Suite: $224 ($254 for the executive level)
Additional person: $20

To make your lodging reservation within the LSA room block and receive the negotiated rate, please go to: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/LSA2016

For phone reservations please use the following: 1-800-HILTONS – ask for the Lutheran Services in America or LSA room block.

We encourage you to make your hotel lodging reservation as soon as possible, as there is the possibility the hotel will sell out. April 4 is the cutoff date to book the LSA rates, but there is the possibility the room block will fill up sooner than that. If you need assistance with a reservation, please contact Shirley Kang at 703-626-1902.

Quoted rates will be offered, based on availability, three days before and three days after the official conference dates for sleeping rooms (Saturday, April 23-Friday, April 29). Again, all rates are pending availability of the room block. Please help us meet our contractual obligation to the hotel by booking "within the block."

Hilton Minneapolis Policies

Check-in: 3:00 pm; Check-out: 12:00 pm
Guests arriving before 3 p.m. will be accommodated as rooms become available; guests can also check baggage with the bellstand.

An early cancellation fee of $75 applies to guests that check out prior to the reserved checkout date. Please advise the hotel at or prior to check-in if your length of stay has changed, in order to avoid an early checkout fee.

Please refer to your reservation confirmation for the hotel's cancellation policies and deadlines.

100% Non-Smoking hotel

Self parking: $14.00 (Garage Parking)
Valet: $27.00 (Valet Parking)

Click here for more information on the Hilton Minneapolis policies >


Air Transportation

Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

Distance: 12 miles from the Hilton Minneapolis (approximately 17-20 minute drive)

Ground Transportation

Super Shuttle: Take advantage of LSA's discount rate with SuperShuttle. Use discount code: 99YMR to save 10%. Click here to book online.

Click here for other options and information about Super Shuttle's operations at MSP >

Light Rail: The light rail is an affordable way to get from the airport to downtown. Fares range from $1.75-2.25 and trains run every 10-15 minutes, depending on time of day. The Nicollet Mall station is the stop nearest to the Hilton Minneapolis, from there it's a 10 minute walk to the hotel (.5 miles).

Click here for more information about the light rail at MSP >

Taxis: Taxi service is available at both terminals. Downtown Minneapolis is approximately 12 miles from the airport, with fares averaging $39-$49. A $6.75 fare will be displayed on the Taxicab meter at the onset of your trip. This fee includes a $2.50 flag drop and a $4.25 airport access fee.

Rental Cars: Via airport rental counters available at both terminals.

Click here for more information about rental cars at MSP >

General | Agenda | Speakers | Registration | Travel | Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor
Look Who's Coming | Resources