2012 NHIA Annual Conference & Exposition

Travel Essentials

Phoenix—Soaring With Beauty And Ample Opportunities

pheonixNHIA is delighted to be hosting its 2012 Annual Conference & Exposition in Phoenix at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown and the Phoenix Convention Center! Known for its sunny skies, Phoenix offers a host of engaging opportunities from the downtown urban lifestyle to outdoor activities, such as golfing, horseback riding or hot air balloon rides. For those looking to explore beyond the beautiful Sonoran Desert, the red rocks of Sedona and the Grand Canyon are also both within driving distance.

As the alternate-site infusion field comes together this April 23-26, 2012, be sure that you and your team are among the many professionals gathering in Phoenix to transcend current health care uncertainties—and soar with enduring success! Experience the wide-ranging and diverse opportunities Phoenix has to offer, all while advancing beneficial change within our vital industry.

Phoenix Airport

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is conveniently located just six miles (15 - 20 minutes) from the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown (host hotel) and the Phoenix Convention Center. With over 1,100 flights a day, this international airport services 18 commercial airlines and offers daily flights from 83 domestic destinations in the US (most non-stop), as well as 19 international cities.

Airline Discount**

NHIA has arranged for a special conference discount with Delta Airlines—up to 5% off the lowest applicable fare! To utilize this benefit:

  • Please call the Delta Meetings Desk at 1-800-328-1111 and reference the ticket designator: NM8EB
  • NOTE—this offer is only available by phone, and no $20.00 ticketing fee will apply when calling the Delta phone line.

**While US Airways and Southwest are the predominant carriers in Phoenix, these airlines do not currently offer conference discounts on flights—however, we have been able to negotiate the above discount with Delta in an effort to assist our attendees with securing savings, wherever possible.

Car Rental Discounts

NHIA has established decreased rates with car rental companies for those who wish to rent a car while in Phoenix:

National Car Rental—Save up to 15% off!

  • To book your car with National, please call 1-800-CAR-RENT and reference the NHIA discount code: # 5282865
  • You may also book on-line using the discount code at: www.nationalcar.com

Alamo Car Rental—Save up to 20% off!

  • To book your car with Alamo, kindly call 1-800-GO-ALAMO and reference the NHIA discount code: # 706768
  • You may also book on-line using the discount code at: www.alamo.com

Transportation To and From the Airport and Hotel

METRO Light Rail Service
Greater Phoenix offers a public rail transportation service (METRO Light Rail) which provides a low-cost option getting to and from the airport and hotel. The base fare for a one-way ride is $1.75—and there are buses located right outside the airport at each terminal, which take you to the light rail at no charge. The light rail stop for the Sheraton is "Central Station" and is just three blocks from the hotel.

Taxi Service
A one-way taxi ride between Sky Harbor Airport and the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown is approximately $20-$25 and is a 15-20 minute cab ride (depending on traffic).

Discounted Shuttle Service
NHIA has negotiated a special discount with SuperShuttle to and from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown—reduced rates are as follows:

  • ONE WAY travel—$11 per person
  • ROUND-TRIP travel—$22 per person

To take advantage of this discount, please visit www.supershuttle.com or call 1-602-244-9000 and use the discount code: NG6NW