Location and Accommodations

16 – 20 April 2018 Ponte Vedra, FL

 

Plan your Visit to Ponte Vedra

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Airport Information

Jacksonville International Airport - JAX

Airport Phone: +1 904 741 4902

Hotel direction: 34.2 miles SE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

SPECIAL AMS RATES FOR SHUTTLE SERVICE

We have set up these discounted transportation options for attendees traveling from JAX aiprort:

SuperShuttle has discounted transportation to and from the aiport for this meeting.  Enter F7N6J when booking to receive $2.00 off Shared Ride Service, per party. 

Please complete the form here: https://group.supershuttle.com/group-page/american-meteorological-society/

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East Coast Transportation has discounted airport transportation service for this meeting. Please follow the link and complete the form to recieve this rate:

https://www.ectjax.com/ams-2018-transportation-link/

Services offered on this Link are:

Shuttle shared ride service: Main arrival day 4/15 & main departure day 4/20: Direct service, $49 per person on top of the hour shuttle service for 8 hours (10am-6pm) on arrivals and top of the hour shuttles for 6 hours on departures (8am – 2pm). May be combined with other guests of the resort. Based on reservations only. (The times are flexible, please let me know if you feel the times need to change if you know that people are arriving more later or departing earlier)

Shared ride service: Direct service, outside of the shuttle shared ride service time frame is $98.00 one person one way or $55.00 per person for two or more guests riding together one way. May be combined with other guests of the resort and may be up to a 30 minute wait on arrivals. Based on reservations only.

Private transfers: Sedan is $132 one way, SUV is $192 one way, and an Executive Van is $231 one way. Based on reservations only.

To receive the special shared ride rate, the form must be completed to make the reservations.  

Departure reservations are also grouped by the East Coast operations team. Suggested departure time from resort is a minimum of two hours prior to flight time. Departures are scheduled on the hour only.

A Private Car option is also offered on this link for those attendees preferring private car service.

All rates are inclusive of fees, tax, and driver gratuity.  

Attendees can also email all inquiries to me at ssmith@ectjax.com if they have any questions.  

The reservation link will be closed 24 hours of program start date.

Estimated taxi fare: 75 USD  (one way)

Visit JAX airport website  

Driving directions

Take I-95 South to second exit. The sign will say I-295 & Blount Island (Exit 362A). Follow I-295 to Butler Boulevard, SR 202, and go East on Butler Boulevard East until it ends at A1A. Veer right onto A1A (South) and follow 3.5 miles to the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa. Turn right on PGA Tour Blvd. The hotel is on the left.

Accommodations

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. All technical sessions and events for the conference will be held at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, located at 1000 PGA Tour Boulevard Ponte Vedra Beach Florida 32082 USA

A block of rooms have been reserved at a special rate of $154.70 (plus 10.5% tax) for attendees of the 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. The deadline to make reservations in the special block is 6 March 2018, however; the number of rooms available in this block is limited so please do make your reserrvations as soon as possible to secure the special rate. 

The special rate is available three days prior and three days after the dates of the conference, on a space available basis.

All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a valid credit card.

AMS guests will not be charged a resort fee, however; there is a fee of $5/day for in-room internet access.  Wireless internet in the meeting space will be complimentary and accessed with a special code (available at the AMS registration desk). 

Make a Reservation

To book your room, please call (800) 457-4653. To receive the special meeting rate, attendees must request a room under the AMS block by using the Group Affiliation: AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY or AMS33HURRICANES

Or

Book online at: https://aws.passkey.com/go/ams33rdconference

Thank you in advance for booking your sleeping room at the meeting host hotel. In doing so, you’re helping AMS maintain a strong pick-up history for future hotel contract negotiations, helping to keep registration rates as low as possible.

Federal Government Employees

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Sawgrass Marriot for Federal Government Employees at the government per diem rate plus tax (10.5%). To receive the special meeting rate, attendees must be Federal Government Employees and use this link:  https://aws.passkey.com/go/ams33rdconference and choose "GOVERNMENT" as attendee type.