Commercial Air
Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is located approximately twenty minutes from the downtown hotels and convention center. Taxis are available in both the Lindbergh and Humphrey terminals. Fares one way to downtown range from $35 to $45. Minneapolis also offers a light rail service from the airport to the downtown area. Light Rail Transit (LRT) trains stop at both Terminal 1-Lindbergh and Terminal 2-Humphrey. Light rail fares for adults are $2.25 during rush hours (Monday through Friday, 0600 to 0900 and 1500 to 1830 pm) and $1.75 at other times. Please consult your hotel or the light rail website for proximity of your hotel to a rail station.

Military Air
If you are coordinating a MILAIR flight please contact Timothy Tamlyn at

Airport Shuttle
SuperShuttle will provide a discounted rate for PDI attendees, $15 one way, $24 round trip using discount code X6N7E.
Reservations may be made directly with SuperShuttle.  Download further details

Daily Shuttles
Regular shuttles will transport attendees to and from the Minneapolis Convention Center, where daily events take place. Hotels that have shuttle service include the Best Western Normandy, Crowne Plaza Northstar, Comfort Suites, Marriott City Center, Radisson Plaza, and the Renaissance Depot. A handicap accessible vehicle will be available if needed.  

Car Rental Discounts
Car Rental facilities are located on both the Lindbergh and Humphrey terminals. ASMC Members may use the following discount codes.

  • Hertz-CDP-71795

Lodging Information

Availability is very limited at this time. Hotel reservations may now be made by contacting our housing bureau at 702-798-8309 or email  PDI room rates will range from $119 to $140 per night at thirteen different hotels. 

To make changes or cancellations to your reservations, please contact your confirmed hotel directly at the number below.

Best Western Normandy Inn
405 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Comfort Suites
425 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN 

Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel
618 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Doubletree Guest Suites Minneapolis
1101 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403

Hilton Garden Inn 
1101 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 

Hilton Minneapolis 
1001 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403

Hotel Ivy
201 South Eleventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 
225 South 11th St., Minneapolis, MN 55403

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Marriott City Center 
30 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Millennium Hotel Minneapolis 
1313 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Radisson Plaza Hotel 
31 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

The Depot Minneapolis 
225 South Third Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55401

Per Diem Information

Max lodging per diem for Minneapolis is $120 and meals and incidentals per diem is $71. Attendees should contact their local training office or training personnel to obtain authorization to file for actual cost for lodging. Meals included in the registration fee are breakfast (Wednesday-Friday), lunch (Wednesday-Friday), and dinner (Wednesday and Friday).

For more information on per diem, travel regulations, and tax exemption visit

Special Needs (ADA) Assistance

If you require special assistance in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Jennifer Sizemore/ASMC at (800) 462-5637 between March 1, 2011 and May 1, 2011.


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