Travel and Lodging

The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Louisville. The conference room block may have a few rooms left due to cancellations.  We have added two additional overflow hotels that are a few blocks away, reservation details are below. 

Hotel Details (Conference Hotel)
Hyatt Regency Louisville
311 South 4th Street
Louisville, KY  40202 

The room rate is $129 (single/double) plus tax, which is currently 15.01%.  Rooms are available until February 1, 2013 or until the block is full.  Attendees staying in the IRE block at the Hyatt Regency Louisville will receive complimentary wireless Internet in their guestrooms during their stay. 

If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by 6pm the day prior to arrival to avoid any cancellation fees of one night room and tax.  

Make a reservation online

All reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card or first night’s room deposit plus tax.  

Overflow Hotel Details 

Louisville Marriott Downtown – only a few rooms remain
280 W Jefferson St. 
Louisville, KY  40202 

The room rate is $129 (single/double) plus tax, which is currently 15.01%.  Rooms are available until February 6, 2013 or until the block is full.  

All guest rooms must be cancelled at least 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty of one night room and tax that will be charged to the credit card on the reservation.

Make a reservation online – Marriott Louisville Overflow Hotel

Seelbach Hilton
500 S. 4th Street 
Louisville, KY  40202

The room rate is $129 (single/double) plus tax, which is currently 15.01%.  Rooms are available until February 13, 2013 or until the block is full. 

All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first nigh room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.  All guest rooms must be cancelled at least 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty of one night room and tax that will be charged to the credit card on the reservation.

Make a resrevation online – Seelbach Hilton Overflow Hotel

If you have hotel or general conference questions, please contact Stephanie Sinn, Conference & Events Director, Stephanie@ire.org or 901-316-5192.

Need a roommate?

If you are interested in finding a roommate to share hotel expenses, please check our roommate forum.

Airport Transportation
Sandollar Limousine has airport shuttle service available from the Louisville International Airport. Reservations must be booked in advance.  We have negoitated a discount of $22 for round-trip service.  Please enter CAR in the comments section to receive this discount. To book a resrevation visit, Sandollar Limousine

Parking – Hyatt Regency Louisville

Parking is available at the Commonwealth Parking Garage located next to the Hyatt.  The rate is $13 for overnight self-parking.  Guests staying at the Hyatt Regency Louisville, receive a discounted rate of $10 for overnight self-parking, if charges are billed directly to your sleeping room.  Parking tickets must be stamped by the Hyatt front desk before exiting the garage to receive the discount.  *Parking tickets are needed to enter and exit the garage.

Louisville Business and Restuarant Discounts

Maker’s Mark Bourbon House and Lounge would like to welcome you to Louisville! We have happy hour with ½ price premium wells and appetizers Monday-Friday from 4pm-7pm as well as 1/2 price classic cocktails and appetizers from 11pm-1am Friday and Saturday. We also offer brunch every Sunday from 11am-4pm. http://www.makerslounge.com

Xhale Salon and Spa located in the Galt House Hotel at 140 North 4th Street is offering a 10% discount to CAR conference attendees.  You must show your conference badge to receive the discount.  http://www.xhalesalon.com/index.html

Joe’s Crab Shack has complimentary appetizer cards available to CAR conference attendees.  Cards can be picked up at the Hyatt concierge desk. http://www.joescrabshack.com   

Louisville Mega Cavern offers convention attendees a discount on our “zipline tours!” We are happy to offer a discounted rate of $59 per person for ANY zipline adventure – weekdays or weekends.  Or, if you prefer the historic tram tour, we can offer a $2 discount per person.  You simply need to let the reservationist know you are part of “The Investigative Reporters & Editors CAR Conference” when you make & pay for your zip or tram tour reservation. Convention badge must be presented when you go to zip! www.louisvillemegacavern.com