Location & Travel
Welcome to Detroit, MI! Below you will find information on hotel and travel to the conference as well as information on things to see and do while you are in the area. We can’t wait for you to visit.
Detroit Airport Marriott
The meeting venue is the Detroit Metro Airport Marriott hotel. A limited block of rooms has been set aside at a special HMANA conference rate: $99 a night (+tax) for a Marriott King and $109 a night (+tax) for a Marriott Double (two double beds).
Make your reservations online here or call 1-888-236-2427 and mention that you are attending the HMANA conference to receive the group rate. The deadline for group rate registration is September 20, 2018. Rooms are limited so book early.
Check in: 3:00 PM
Check out: 12:00 PM
The newly refreshed Detroit Metro Airport Marriott offers a convenient location and friendly staff to create a personalized experience unique among Detroit airport hotels. They offer a variety of amenities including complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, 37-inch HDTVs, a modern fitness center, indoor pool and complimentary shuttle service to/from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW).
Travel by Air
Travelers to Detroit can use the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) which is .5 miles from the Marriott conference hotel.
The Detroit Metro Airport Marriott conference hotel offers a free shuttle to/from the hotel and airport.
Travel by Car
The Detroit Metro Airport Marriott hotel address is:
30559 Flynn Drive
Romulus, MI 48174
Tel: (734) 729-7555
Driving directions to the Marriott are available on the hotel website here.
The Marriott has an onsite parking lot. NOTE: The hotel has implemented a $5/day parking fee onsite, effective May 1, 2018, which is NOT APPLICABLE to HMANA conference attendees, although you will see an online notice about the parking fee when reserving your room online.
Detroit Area Travel Guide
The local sights are many and unique, so be sure to supplement collegial work with culinary, outdoor, or other adventures. Bring layers, good shoes, and spend a few October days in the Detroit area.
Detroit boasts a top-ranked airport, a lively downtown with hundreds of new restaurants, a multi-million-dollar entertainment district, reliable transportation, and a host of local attractions that are ever-changing for the first-time visitor or resident. View https://visitdetroit.com/things-to-do/ for the latest happenings and read about a few of our success stories. For visitors with a passport the Canadian city of Windsor across the river offers additional points of interest. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g155021-Activities-Windsor_Ontario.html.
If city life is not your style, and you’re looking for a something a bit quieter, then check out a local cider mill, enjoy the fall colors at nearby Lake Erie Metropark, or spend the day at The Henry Ford national historic landmark and history museum just 20 minutes away from the Detroit River Hawk Watch. See https://blog.mittencrate.com/must-do-fall-activities-in-michigan/ for more ideas.
“But, we’re here to see hawks! What about the hawks?” Glad you asked.
Detroit River Hawk Watch (DRHW) is one of the premier hawkwatch sites in North America during the fall migration season. Tens of thousands of Broad-winged Hawks and Turkey Vultures migrate seasonally through the region. Our numbers are only surpassed by those from southern count sites like Galveston, TX or Veracruz, MX. Our numbers correlate well with those from Holiday Beach Hawk Watch, just eight miles away across the Detroit River in Ontario, Canada.
October at DRHW brings the big birds—up to 10,000 Turkey Vultures can be seen in a single day. The first Golden Eagles of the season also make their appearance. Be on the lookout for an elusive Swainson’s Hawk or the first of many Rough-legged Hawks, and possibly Northern Goshawks. Dozens of Peregrine Falcons will make their way through the count site, as well. Hundreds of Red-tailed and Red-shouldered Hawks will also be seen, not to mention the tens of thousands of Blue Jays that will leave counters giving thanks that these birds do not glide. Don’t forget the thousands of Sharp-shinned Hawks that are assured! Visit our website at https://drhawkwatch.org/ for daily and season tallies.
“Why Detroit?” Why not! See you here in October!
For more information on visiting Detroit and the area visit:
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