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Hotel and Travel

The 45th Annual National Flute Association Convention will be held August 10-13, 2017 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Room blocks have been reserved at the Hilton Minneapolis and the Hyatt Minneapolis.

Staying at one of the convention hotels helps the NFA with convention expenses and helps keep future NFA convention fees as low as possible. Please help us control costs. Book your stay at the Hilton Minneapolis or the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.

Hotel Information
Amtrak Discount

Hotel Information

Please be sure to identify yourself as a convention attendee when making room reservations at the convention hotel. Book your hotel room by July 17 to receive the discounted convention room rate.

Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone(612) 376-1000
Single/Double $170
Triple $210
Quad $230
Junior Suite $220
One Bedroom Deluxe Suite $470
Two Bedroom Deluxe Suite $620
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Single/Double $170
Triple $195
Quad $220



LODGING SCAM ALERT NFA has received reports that unauthorized companies may pose as the official housing vendors for the 2017 Convention. These companies are not affiliated with NFA. For your own protection, please exercise caution when making hotel and travel arrangements with such entities. NFA only guarantees hotel room rate, availability, benefits, and protection for reservations made through the Hilton or Hyatt hotels. If you choose to book with a vendor not endorsed by NFA, please verify its credentials first and independently confirm that your reservations have been made and will be honored by directly contacting your chosen hotel.


Metro Transit
Metro Transit operates one of the largest public transportation systems in the country, making it a convenient and inexpensive way to get around the Twin Cities. Metro Transit offers fast, frequent service to both downtowns, Mall of America, and hundreds of other popular attractions. For an extremely efficient way to travel, zoom around town on the METRO Blue and Green lines, the Twin Cities light-rail transit (LRT) service. The METRO Blue Line connects downtown Minneapolis with the airport and Mall of America, and the METRO Green Line connects downtown Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota, and downtown St. Paul.

Fares range from $1.75 to $3.00, depending on time of day. If you're already downtown and need to ride only a few blocks, the fare is 50¢ in the Downtown Zone. Look for buses marked “Free Ride” and pay no fare when boarding along Hennepin Avenue.

From the airport, take the Blue Line to the Nicollett Mall Station, then hop on a bus or walk the few short blocks to convention hotels and the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Get more information about a Visitors Pass here: https://www.metrotransit.org/visitor-pass


Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to Minneapolis, MN (Union Depot, 240 E Kellogg Blvd #70, St Paul, MN 55101) between August 7, 2017 and August 16, 2017 (no other discounts apply). To book your reservation call Amtrak at 8 (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent.

This discount cannot be booked via internet. Refer to Convention Fare Code X92D-964 when making your reservation.

This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.

From Union Depot, take the Green Line Westbound to the Government Plaza or Nicollet Mall stop. Then hop on a bus or walk the few short blocks to convention hotels and the Minneapolis Convention Center.


Discounted rental car rates are available to NFA convention attendees through Avis and Budget.


  • Discount is available August 3 - August 20, 2017
  • To make your reservation, call (800) 331-1600 and use Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number D340776.
  • Or, use the following link to make your reservation online Avis Discount for 45th Annual National Flute Association Convention

Or, use the following link to make your reservation online Avis Discount for 45th Annual National Flute Association Convention

Advantage Rent A Car


  • Discount is available August 3 – August 20.
  • To make your reservation, call (800) 842-4528 and use Budget Customer Discount (BCD) number U001933
  • Or, click the following link to make your reservation online Budget discount for 45th Annual NFA Convention

Local Airports – Flights to and from Minneapolis should be booked through the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) located 12 miles from the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Discounted Airfare – The NFA has negotiated cost-saving discounts with Delta and United Airlines for air travel to and from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) for travel between August 7 and August 16, 2017.

Discount offer— up to 10% off applicable classes of service for tickets purchase more than 30 days prior to the convention. Restrictions apply and not all classes of service apply for the discount.

Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com/meeting. When booking online, select Book a Trip and enter meeting code NMPRT in the Meeting Event Code box on the Book a Flight page.

You can also call Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone.

United Airlines
Book online at www.united.com. Enter Offer Code ZY5G910563 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.

If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information: Agreement Code 910563, Z Code: ZY5G. A separate booking fee will apply for tickets booked through travel agency or through the 800 number.

Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office.

Shuttle Information

Select SuperShuttle to receive our negotiated rates to the downtown Minneapolis hotels.  Rates are $15 one way or $24 round trip. Exclusive vans that can hold up to 10 with plenty of room for luggage are $85 and no surcharge. Travel is valid from August 7-16. Prices do not include gratuity.

ExecuCar sedans are $45 to and from the airport with a $5.88 surcharge, which is just a few dollars more than taxis. Contact ExecuCar for SUV pricing and additional information.
SuperShuttle and ExecuCar also offer non-airport transportation and great charter pricing.

Follow this link for SuperShuttle arrival and terminal information.


Hilton Minneapolis Ramp

  • *Parking charges may be billed to your room; please see the Front Desk for assistance.
  • Self-Parking: entrances on 2nd Avenue or 11th Street. $14.00/24 hours.
  • Valet Parking: booth is located at entrance. $27.00/24 hours.

Loring Parking Ramp, attached to the hotel.

  • Self-Parking Rates $19.00/24 hours
  • Valet Parking Rates $42/24 hours

Additional Nearby Parking Structures:

  • Marten Ramp, entrance on 10th Street or Marquette Ave
  • Leamington Ramp, entrances on 10th street or 11th street
  • Orchestra Hall Ramp, entrances on 11th Street or Marquette Ave
  • Millennium Ramp – 13th & Nicollet
  • Minneapolis Convention Center – 12th & 2nd Ave
  • WCCO – 10th & Marquette
  • Marquette Ramp – 11th & Marquette

*For Additional information regarding parking: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/parking/

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Visiting Minneapolis

Review this website specially created for NFA Attendees for all-things-Minneapolis including things to do, discounts, and other local information. www.minneapolis.org/nfa.