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Accommodations and Travel

Reserve a Hotel

When booking hotel arrangements, you have many options, but some can be time consuming and the benefits don’t always pay off. Save time and benefit from additional services when you book through OTC’s housing provider, Experient. Learn more »

The OTC hotel reservations system is closed. You may contact the hotels directly to determine if rooms are still available.

Please Note: Cancel your room 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival to receive a refund on your deposit.

Experient is the official housing and travel coordinator for OTC. No other hotel/housing provider is authorized to contact you on behalf of OTC. We will vigorously pursue these other companies to prevent unauthorized contact.

 

Air Travel

Reserve Discount Airfare

Continental Airlines offers discounts for travel to the 2011 Offshore Technology Conference. To reserve a discounted flight:

  1. Call your travel professional or Continental MeetingWorks at 1.800.468.7022
  2. Provide the Z code: ZJVS and discount code: 158554 to receive your discount of 2% to 10% off published fares

Or, save an additional 3% by booking your own reservations online. Choose your flight times and insert ZJVS158554 in the Offer Code box to access your meeting discounts.

Transportation from Houston Airports

Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) is 15 minutes away and George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is approximately 30 minutes from Reliant Park.

METRO Airport Direct

METRO’s Airport Direct offers transportation from downtown Houston to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) for USD 4.50 one way. Purchase tickets online.

Airport Taxi Service

Service between HOU and Reliant Park is approximately USD 30. Taxi service between IAH and Reliant Park is approximately USD 55. Cab sharing is permitted with a maximum of four passengers per cab.

Airport Shuttle Service provided by SuperShuttle

OTC attendees receive a discounted fare with SuperShuttle by using discount code PXGQM. Tickets may be purchased at the airports or at the Airport Shuttle Desk in Lobby A/B of Reliant Center.

  • SuperShuttle Shared-Ride from IAH (discount price USD 24.30 one way)
  • SuperShuttle Shared-Ride from HOU (discount price UDD 20.70 one way)

Rent a Car

Enterprise and National are the official OTC 2011 car rental companies. Reserve online or call 1.800.736.8222 (toll-free in the US and Canada). Use discount code XZ06231.


Get Around Houston

Ride the METRO

The METRORail can help OTC attendees get around Houston. Trains run every 12 minutes and the cost is USD 1.25 each way. Purchase tickets online.

New! ConocoPhillips Park & Ride Lot

Houston attendees who live on the west side of Houston can take advantage of this additional transportation option. Park at the ConocoPhillips lot and have an OTC shuttle bus deliver you to the front entrance of Reliant Arena. Avoid Houston traffic and save time and money! Complete this form to ensure that a shuttle bus is available the time you arrive. Please note: If you are having any difficulty submitting the form automatically, you can save or scan the PDF and submit to park&ride@cmac.net.

ConocoPhillips Park & Ride Schedule

Inbound to Reliant Park every 30 minutes

Return to parking lot every 30 minutes

Monday–Wednesday, 2–4 May

0700-1130

1200-1830

Thursday, 5 May

0700-1130

1200-1600

Take a Complimentary Shuttle from your Hotel

Complimentary shuttle service for OTC 2011 attendees is provided between Reliant Park and official OTC hotels during conference hours, with the exception of Holiday Inn South Loop. Schedules are posted in hotel lobbies. Shuttle service begins Monday, 2 May, and continues through Thursday, 5 May. Download hotel route information and a map of hotel locations.

Routes 1-6

 

Inbound to Reliant Park every 20-25 minutes

Return to hotels every 30 minutes

Monday-Wednesday, 2-4 May

0700-1100

1530-1830

Thursday, 5 May

0700-1100

1230-1600

Routes 7-9

 

Inbound to Reliant Park every hour on the hour

Return to hotels every hour on the half hour

Monday-Wednesday, 2-4 May

0700-1100

1530-1830

Thursday, 5 May

0700-1100

1230-1530

* Please be advised due to weather or traffic conditions pick up times listed above may vary. Please consult the sign in your hotel lobby for up to date schedule and boarding point information.

Drive to Reliant Park

Reliant Park is located within the inner loop of the southern portion of Interstate Loop 610 between Kirby Drive and Fannin Street.

To drive from the North or Bush (IAH) Airport:

  • Take Hwy. 59 (south) to Hwy. 288 (south)
  • Take Hwy. 288 (south) and exit Old Spanish Trail or Holly Hall; turn right
  • Turn left on Fannin or Kirby (if taking Old Spanish Trail)

To drive from the South or Hobby (HOU) Airport:

  • Take I-45 (north) to 610 (west)
  • Take 610 (west) to Kirby exit; turn right

To drive from the West:

  • Take I-10 (east) to 610 (south)
  • Take 610 (south) to South Main exit; turn left
  • Turn right on Westridge or Murworth

To drive from the East:

  • Take I-10 (west) to 610 (south)
  • Take 610 (south) to Kirby exit; turn right


Park at Reliant Park

Allow ample travel time because of the traffic around Reliant Park during OTC. After midmorning, considering exiting on South Main and park in the green, purple, or teal lot. Some gates accept US cash payment. View parking map for details.

  • The parking fee at Reliant Park is USD 10 per entry.
  • A parking permit is available for USD 44 that gives you unlimited in-and-out privileges during the 4 days of the show.
  • Vehicles with permits may leave and return between 0600–1900 hours, Monday–Thursday, but cannot be left overnight.

You can obtain a permits on-site in the Exhibitor Services Center in Reliant Center, level 1, in room 104C. Bring your parking stub for a USD 10 credit towards the permit purchase.

A complimentary shuttle service is available to take you to the OTC entrance.

Attendee Parking Lots Shuttle — Blue, Green, Maroon, Orange, Teal, and Yellow Lots

Continuous loop every 10-15 minutes

Monday-Wednesday, 2-4 May

0700-1830

Thursday, 5 May

0700-1600

Exhibitor Parking Lot Shuttle — Red Lot

Continuous loop every 10-15 minutes

Thursday-Saturday, 28-30 April

1200-1800

Monday-Wednesday, 2-4 May

0700-1830

Thursday, 5 May

0700-1600

Benefit by Booking a Hotel Through OTC

  • Allow our housing team to negotiate extra benefits and monitor rates with official hotels. If a rate decreases over the event dates, we work with the hotel to decrease your rate.
  • Take advantage of complimentary shuttle service to/from Reliant Center and official OTC hotels.
  • Protect yourself from being relocated if a hotel oversells the amount of rooms they have on a given night.
  • Let us notify you immediately if a room becomes available in a hotel that is sold out. Get on the waitlist when you book with OTC.
  • Book using a secure reservation site.
  • Visit our on-site liaison in Reliant Center if any issues arise during your stay.

Ask an Accommodation Question

Contact Experient at 1.866.229.2386 (US and Canada only) or +1.301.694.5243, 0830–1700 EST, or by email (attendees or exhibitors)

 

Get Help with Visa Application

Review our visa information when planning your international travel to OTC. You can automatically generate an invitation letter to assist with your visa application. Allow additional time upon arrival in Houston for any necessary passport control procedures.


Download Parking Map

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