Offshore Technology Conference • 1-4 May 2017 • NRG Park • Houston, Texas, USA

Travel and Hotels

Reserve Accommodations at an Official OTC Hotel

When booking hotel arrangements, you have many options, but some can be time consuming and the benefits don’t always pay off. Save time and benefit from additional services when you book through OTC’s housing provider, Experient.

To reserve a hotel room through Experient:
1. Choose a hotel from the official list below
2. Be prepared to put down a credit card guarantee/one night’s deposit
3. Through the registration process, make a hotel reservation online»  

Booking in OTC's room blocks (via our housing provider, Experient) will save you time and money. Because of this block, our team is able to negotiate extra benefits to keep costs low and provide a great experience to attendees and exhibitors. Income from this event will be invested back into the 13 nonprofit organizations in the energy industry which sponsor OTC. By attending OTC, you help provide even more opportunities for industry professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.

Hotel Cancellation Policy
Room reservations can be cancelled with no penalty until 1800 hours (ET) on 31 March 2017. After this time, hotels will charge a non-refundable 1 night room and tax deposit on all current reservations. If you reserve your hotel after 1 April, the non-refundable 1 night room and tax deposit will be charged as soon as the reservation is received by the hotel.

Failure to check in on your scheduled day of arrival (no-show), will result in forfeiture of your deposit Experient Sealand your room will be released by the hotel.

Note: Experient is the official housing and travel coordinator for OTC. No other hotel/housing provider is authorized to contact you on behalf of OTC. We will vigorously pursue these other companies to prevent unauthorized contact.

View Official OTC Hotel Options

All official OTC hotels have handicap facilities. More information about the hotels is available when you register.

Review the list of official hotels:

 

Hotel Name Single/Double Rate Distance
from NRG Park
Shuttle Route
BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL AIRPORT AREA
Hilton North Houston (Greenspoint)
281-875-2222
USD 231 22 miles 9
Houston Airport Marriott
281-443-2310
USD 216 27 miles 9
Houston Marriott North (Greenspoint)
281-875-4000
USD 231 23 miles 9
Hyatt North Houston
281-249-1234
USD 250/260/270/280 23 miles 9
 
DOWNTOWN AREA
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
832-366-1600
USD 266 6 miles 5
Doubletree Downtown Houston
713-759-0202
USD 223 8 miles 5
Embassy Suites Downtown
713-739-9100
USD 264 7 miles 6
Four Seasons
713-650-1300
USD 325 8 miles 5
Hilton Americas
713-739-8000
USD 331 7 miles 6
Hyatt Regency Houston
713-654-1234
USD 236 8 miles 5
JW Marriott Houston Downtown
713-237-1111
USD 329/349//369 9 miles 6
Magnolia Hotel
713-221-0011
USD 285 7 miles 6
Marriott Marquis Houston
713-276-3920
USD 229 8 miles 6
Residence Inn Downtown
832-366-1000
USD 266 6 miles 5
Springhill Suites Downtown
713-655-0002
USD 266 6 miles 5
Westin Houston Downtown
713-228-1520
USD 274/284 8 miles 6
Whitehall Houston
713-739-8800
USD 230 7 miles 5
 
ENERGY CORRIDOR AREA
Wyndham West Energy Corridor
281-558-5580
USD 250 22 miles Hotel to provide shuttle
service to Tully Stadium
Park & RIde
 
GALLERIA AREA
Embassy Suites Galleria
713-626-5444
USD 325/335/345 8 miles 2
Hilton Houston Post Oak
713-961-9300
USD 265 8 miles 3
Hotel Derek (3 night min)
713-961-3000
USD 315 8 miles 2
Hotel Indigo
713-621-8988
USD 289 8 miles 2
Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria
713-960-0111
USD 269 8 miles 3
Hyatt Place Houston Galleria
713-626-7300
USD 309/329 8 miles 2
Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria
832-803-1234
USD 309/329/349 8 miles 2
JW Marriott Houston Galleria
713-961-1500
USD 309 8 miles 2
Omni Houston Galleria 
713-871-8181
USD 269 10 miles 3
The Royal Sonesta
713-627-7600
USD 314 8 miles 3
Westin Galleria Houston 
713-960-8100
USD 308 8 miles 2
 
GREENWAY PLAZA AREA
Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks
713-523-8448
USD 245 4 miles 7
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Houston-Greenway Plaza 
713-629-1200
USD 299 4 miles 7
Four Points by Sheraton Greenway Plaza
713-942-2111
USD 229 4 miles 7
 
HOUSTON HOBBY AIRPORT AREA
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Hobby Airport
713-645-3000
USD 209 12 miles 8
Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport
713-943-7979
USD 223/233 13 miles 8
 
MEDICAL CENTER AREA
Hotel Zaza
713-526-1991
USD 309 3 miles 4
Houston Marriott Medical Center
713-796-0080
USD 309 2 miles 4
Wyndham Medical Center 
713-528-7744
USD 287 2 miles 4
 
NRG PARK AREA
Crowne Plaza Houston NRG Park
713-748-3221
USD 277 .5 mile 1
Holiday Inn NRG Park (4-night minimum)
713-790-1900
USD 406/426/436 .5 mile 1
Springhill Suites NRG Park
713-796-1000
USD 259 .5 miles 1

Shuttle Services (Hotels and Park & Rides to NRG Park)

Book your hotel arrangements through OTC’s official provider, Experient, and receive complimentary shuttle service to and from NRG Park. Match your hotel above with the corresponding shuttle routes. 

Routes 1-7
  Inbound from Hotels
to NRG Park
Every 20-25 minutes
  Return to Hotels
from NRG Park
Every 25-30 minutes
Monday, 1 May 0700 1100   1500 1830
Tuesday, 2 May 0700 1100   1500 1830
Wednesday, 3 May 0700 1100   1500 1830
Thursday, 4 May 0700 1100   1230 1700

 

Route 8 (Hobby Airport Hotels)
  Inbound from Hotels
to NRG Park
Every hour on the hour
  Return to Hotels
from NRG Park
Every hour on the half hour
Monday, 1 May 0700 1100   1530 1830
Tuesday, 2 May 0700 1100   1530 1830
Wednesday, 3 May 0700 1100   1530 1830
Thursday, 4 May 0700 1100   1230 1630

 

Route 9 (Hotels to Greenspoint Mall Park & Ride)
  Inbound from Hotels
to Park & Rides
Every 30 minutes
  Return to Park & Ride/Hotels
from NRG Park
Every 30 minutes
Monday, 1 May 0700 1100   1230 1830
Tuesday, 2 May 0700 1100   1230 1830
Wednesday, 3 May 0700 1100   1230 1830
Thursday, 4 May 0700 1100   1230 1700

 

Park & Rides - Greenspoint Mall & Tully Stadium
  Inbound from
Park & Rides
Every 30 minutes
  Return to Park & Ride/Hotels
from NRG Park
Every 30 minutes
Monday, 1 May 0700 1100   1230 1830
Tuesday, 2 May 0700 1100   1230 1830
Wednesday, 3 May 0700 1100   1230 1830
Thursday, 4 May 0700 1100   1230 1700


Red Exhibitor Parking Shuttle
  Continuous Loop
Every 10-15 minutes
Thursday, 28 April to 
Saturday, 30 April
1200 1800
Monday, 1 May 0700 1830
Tuesday, 2 May 0700 1830
Wednesday, 3 May 0700 1830
Thursday, 4 May 0700 1700

 

On Site & Off Site Parking Lot Shuttles
  Continuous Loop
Every 10-15 minutes
Monday, 1 May 0700 1900
Tuesday, 2 May 0700 1900
Wednesday, 3 May 0700 1900
Thursday, 4 May 0700 1700

Express Shuttle To/From NRG Ctr & NRG Arena
  Continuous Loop
Every 10-15 minutes
Monday, 1 May 0600 1900
Tuesday, 2 May 0615 1900
Wednesday, 3 May 0615 1900
Thursday, 4 May 0615 1700

NRG Park Parking

***Parking is cash only***

If you decide to park at NRG Park, please allow plenty of time for the extra traffic around the area during OTC. Nearby parking fills up quickly. After midmorning, consider exiting on South Main and park in the yellow or green lot. A complimentary tram service is available to take you to the OTC entrance.

The parking fee is USD 12 per entry. Vehicles with permits may leave and return between 0600–1900 hours, Monday–Thursday, but not overnight.

Exhibitors may purchase parking passes at USD 60 each. Passes allows in/out privileges during move-in, show and move-out days.  Exhibitor parking must be purchased through the NRG Park website.  

In addition, NRG Park currently allows Uber to pick up and drop off in the Teal Lot near the Methodist Training Center bubble.  

Handicap Parking
NRG Park has ample handicap parking spaces located in the following lots: Red Lot 4; Orange Lot 10; and Blue Lot 16.

Driving Directions to NRG Park
NRG Park is located within the inner loop of the southern portion of Interstate Loop 610 between Kirby Drive and Fannin Street. 

From the North or Bush (IAH) Airport
Take Hwy. 59 (south) to Hwy. 288 (south)
Take Hwy. 288 (south) and exit Old Spanish Trail or Holly Hall; turn right
Turn left on Fannin or Kirby (if taking Old Spanish Trail)

From the South or Hobby (HOU) Airport
Take I-45 (north) to 610 (west)
Take 610 (west) to Kirby exit; turn right

From the East
Take I-10 (west) to 610 (south)
Take 610 (south) to Kirby exit; turn right

From the West
Take I-10 (east) to 610 (south)
Take 610 (south) to South Main exit; turn left
Turn right on Westridge or Murworth

METRO

Take METRORail to NRG Park to avoid on-site traffic. METRO offers convenient Park & Ride services from locations throughout the city.

From the Fannin South Park & Ride, hop on the train and ride to the next stop. Then you’re at NRG Park Station – your destination for OTC! Trains run every six minutes. View directions.

Advantage Car Rental Discount

Advantage is the official OTC 2017 car rental company and offers a 10% discount to attendees. Click on the link below and enter the promo code CD050D5285 to receive your discount.    

https://www.advantage.com/

10% Discount

Airport Transportation by SuperShuttle

OTC attendees receive a discounted fare with SuperShuttle. SuperShuttle ticket counters are located in the baggage claim area of Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and Houston Hobby (HOU) airports. Tickets may also be purchased on-site at the Airport Shuttle Desk in Lobby D of NRG Center.

Make your roundtrip reservation online (book via this link to receive 10% savings from the rates listed below).

IAH (per direction) Cost
Shared Ride USD 29 per person
ExecuCar Sedan USD 75 per vehicle
ExecuCar SUV USD 90 per vehicle

HOU (per direction) Cost
Shared Ride USD 23 per person
ExecuCar Sedan USD 70 per vehicle
ExecuCar SUV USD 85 per vehicle

Taxi Service

Taxi service between George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and NRG Park is approximately USD 60; service between William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and NRG Park is approximately USD 40. Cab sharing is permitted with a maximum of four passengers per cab. Visit the Houston Visitors site for a list of taxi companies and fare estimates.

Visa Information for International Attendees

Review our visa information when planning your travel to OTC. You can automatically generate an invitation letter to assist with your visa application. 

Learn how changes in US entry requirements might impact you:

  • Even for nationals of a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) country, you may still need to apply for a visa if you have visited Iran, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia or Yemen on or after 1 March 2011.
  • A valid ESTA approval is required for all VWP travelers who are entering the US by air or sea.
  • Check if your departure airport is one of 10 international airports where electronic devices larger than a smartphone will not be allowed as a carry-on item into the US. 

Tip: For visitors arriving to the US via Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), take advantage of our dedicated OTC line in the Immigration Hall. 

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