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Hotel Information & Travel FAQs

GSTA's 2025 50th Conference Celebration

January 30-31, 2025

Columbus GA Convention & Trade Center

801 Front Ave.

Columbus, GA 31901

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Hotel Information:

The following hotels have provided GSTA with a conference rate for a limited number of rooms. Use the links below to reserve your room. Please contact the specific hotel with questions about reservations or availability.

The Columbus Marriott has rooms available for January 29-31, 2025, at $164/night (plus taxes and fees). To reserve a room at this rate, you must book the room by January 22, 2025.

Book a Room at the Columbus Marriott

Columbus MarriottColumbus Marriott

800 Front Avenue

Columbus, GA 31901

(706) 324-1800

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DISCLAIMER: Due to limited availability within the hotel, the concierge rooms available to the group do not come with MClub access included in the rate. MClub is limited to Marriott Bonvoy members that are ranked Platinum or above or to purchasing guests. You may add MClub access to your stay for $40.00 per night if desired.

The Hampton Inn Columbus Downtown has rooms available for January 30-31, 2025 at $159/night (plus taxes and fees). To reserve a room at this rate, you must book the room by January 21, 2025.

Book a Room at the Hampton Inn

Hampton Inn Columbus Downtown

1201 Broadway Avenue

Columbus, GA 31901

(706) 507-4204

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Frequently Asked Questions:

1.  How do I get to the Columbus Ga Convention & Trade Center? The conference is being held at the Columbus GA Convention & Trade  Center--Historic Iron Works located at 801 Front Ave., Columbus, GA 31901.

2.  Where can I park? There is free, onsite parking in the convention center parking deck. GSTA would like to encourage carpooling to maximize space.  

3.  Where can I eat? Unfortunately, outside food is not allowed in the convention center. Downtown restaurants are located within walking distance or a short drive. We are looking into a few other options, and we will update this information if it becomes available.

5.  How do I get around the convention center? General information about the convention center can be found here.  Specific information about session facilities will be found in the program and in the conference app.  A map showing the convention center rooms is available here.

6.  What other resources will be provided to help me get around the conference? A full conference program will be available from the conference program webpage.  This year, we plan to have a minimum number of paper copies of the program and encourage participants to use the conference app to navigate and schedule their conference experiences.

7.  Will there be free wifi? Wifi is a priority for GSTA and will be available throughout the convention center. While we are working to provide ample bandwidth, presenters and attendees are not able to stream video using the convention center Wifi.

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