Venue & Hospitality
Hotel: Hilda Cangelosi Director of Sales Hilton New York JFK Airport Hotel 5144-02 135th Avenue, Jamaica New York 11436 E: [email protected] 1 718.269.3041
Conference Dates: March 22-23, 2018
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
John F. Kennedy International Airport DIRECTIONS Northeast on Van Wyck Expy.Slight right to JFK Access Rd. Straight to Van Wyck Expy.onto I-678 N. to Rockaway Blvd. Merge onto Van Wyck Expressway State Rd. E. Right-Rockaway Blvd. Right at 145th St. Left at 135th Ave and arrive at hotel.Drive Time: 10 min. La Guardia Airport DIRECTIONS Merge LaGuardia Rd. bear left, bear right, bear right. At roundabout 1st exit-Ditmars Blvd. Grand Central Pkwy to Exit 13-Van Wyck Expwy South (I-678) to Exit 2-Rockaway Blvd. Get off-left Rockaway Blvd to 143rd St. Right 143rd St to hotel. Distance from Hotel: 8 mi. Drive Time: 30 min. Newark International Airport DIRECTIONS I-78 East-NJ Tpke.Take I-95 NJ Tpke exit left Lincoln Tunnel. Stay straight to Dyer Ave. Left W. 34th St. Turn Left - I-495 East/Queens Midtown Tunnel. Take exit 22A-E to I-678 Van Wyck South. Exit 2-Left-Rockaway Blvd. right to 143rd St. Distance from Hotel: 4 mi. Drive Time: 60 min.
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