2018 Annual Gathering

Hotel and Travel

The 2018 Annual Gathering will be at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center at Convention Center Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202.  The center is conveniently located amid a city of dynamic theaters, charming restaurants, extraordinary architecture, cutting edge arts, major league sports, great shopping and non-stop nightlife.

Hotels: (Available to reserve mid-June)

Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel and Conference Center, Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

Rate: $159 single/double, plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 13.75%). This rate includes complimentary in-room Internet. Our headquarter hotel is connected to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center where the Annual Gathering is taking place.

Embassy Suites Buffalo Downtown, 200 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202

Rates: $149 single/double, plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 13.75%). This rate includes complimentary in-room Internet. Take advantage of their airport shuttle service, a direct 15-minute ride to Buffalo International Airport (at $10 per person per trip, hours are from 7:00 am - 10:00 pm daily). The Embassy Suites is .2 miles from the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.


The hotels are located nine miles/15 minutes from the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport (BUF).


To / From Buffalo Niagara International Airport:

ITA Shuttle Service Contact: ITA Shuttle - 716-633-8294 (Phone is answered "Airport Taxi.")

Cost: $21.00 one-way or $42.00 round trip.

The Niagara Frontier Transit Authority (NFTA) also runs an Airport-Downtown Express Shuttle.  This shuttle runs non-stop service between the airport and Buffalo's central business district, making its first stop in front of the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.  One-way fare (in most cases) is $2.50. Service runs weekdays, approximately every 30 minutes during peak drive time.

Taxi– various taxi companies service the airport and the hotel. Please proceed to the Ground Transportation area on the lower level, outside of baggage claim. Cost: Approximately $35.00 to the hotel.

Uber and Lyft are also travel options from the airport and around the city.


Why Stay at the Official Conference Hotels?

The hotels are conveniently located to all conference activities at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

In return for the use of the Convention Center's meeting space, CCUSA guarantees that a certain percentage of attendees will stay in the selected hotels. The hotel discounts the rate for conference attendees from their normal charges. If CCUSA does not meet the contracted sleeping room commitment, CCUSA is obligated to cover the difference. This can cost the conference thousands of dollars in financial penalties.

What if CCUSA doesn't contract for sleeping rooms? Attendees will pay more to stay at the conference hotel. The conference will incur additional expenses for meeting room rental fees, which can be quite costly. The hotel will not hold a block of rooms for attendees, which may leave some people quite a distance from the conference venue. In short, the conference ends up with higher expenses; many of those attending will pay a higher price for their hotel rooms, future conference registration fees will be pushed higher.

Please support the CCUSA Annual Gathering by staying at one of the selected hotels.


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