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Grand Hyatt Hotel The Grand Hyatt Hotel is the official hotel of the 14th Annual Global Classrooms International Model UN Conference. The Hyatt is located at Park Avenue at Grand Central Station in the heart of Manhattan.

Rates and Reservations

UNA-USA has arranged a special rate of $315.00 (14.75% plus $3.50 occupancy tax per night), per night for a “double” (four-person) room.  Please note that there are a limited number of double rooms (with two beds) available.  We recommend making hotel reservations early in order to ensure availability for your group.

If there are no more double bedded rooms, the hotel will make available king bedded rooms and a rollaway bed may be added. Additionally, for groups of 10 or more, there will be charged a mandatory porterage fee of $16.72 per person.

Contact the Hyatt at (402) 592-6464 or (888) 421-1442. Be sure to mention “UNA-USA High School Model UN Conference” to secure the special discount rate. You can also book online here. Reservations made after May 3rd, 2014 OR after the room block is filled are not guaranteed and will likely be at the hotel’s prevailing rates. If you have any difficulties, please email us at unausamun@unausa.org, and we will contact the Hyatt on your behalf.

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Directions and Transportation Information

The GC International Model UN Conference takes place at UN Headquarters and Grand Hyatt New York. Directions to the venue, including directions from area airports, can be found below.

United Nations Headquarters

Local Transportation

Delegates to the Conference will enter UN Headquarters through the UN Visitors’ Lobby, located at 46th Street and First Avenue.

By subway, take the 4, 5, 6, 7 or S to 42nd Street (Grand Central Station) and walk due east to First Avenue, then north to 46th Street. Security is located in a white tent outside the UN building. By bus, take the M15, M42 or M104 to either 46th Street or First Avenue.


Area Parking Garages


ICON Parking

(877) PAR-KING

866 UN Plaza, First Avenue
(between 46th and 47th Streets)

$35.00 for 24 hours

$43.00 for oversize vehicles

Imperial Parking

(212) 736-7171

845 First Avenue
(between 47th & 48th Streets)

$25.00 for 24 hours

$31.00 for oversize vehicles

Ever-Ready Parking

(212) 736-7171

330 E. 46th Street
(between First & Second Avenues)

$25.00 for 24 hours

$31.00 for oversize vehicles

Traveling via New York Area Airports

There are several ways to reach UN Headquarters from any of New York’s major airports.

Options Available at All Airports

Super Shuttle: In the past this option has proven the best option for conference attendees. Contact Super Shuttle directly to schedule share-ride van service. Rates are from $13.00 to $22.00 per person. Phone: (800) 622-2089; www.supershuttle.com.

New York Airport Service: Contact directly to schedule share-ride van service. Rates are from $5.00 to $15.00 per person. Phone: (718) 875-8200; www.nyairportservice.com.


Additional Options at John F. Kennedy International Airport


AirTrain: This train connects JFK airport with the E subway line. No reservations are necessary. Take the E train to 42nd Street and walk underground to Times Square (look for signs for the 7 or S trains). Take the 7 or S train to Grand Central, where the U.N. is located. AirTrain costs $5.00 per person and all New York subways cost $2.00 per person. This option requires 2.5 hours transit time.

Taxi: Taxis from JFK to any location in Manhattan charge a flat fee of $45.00, plus tip and tolls.


Additional Options at LaGuardia Airport


Bus and Subway: Take the M60 bus to 125th Street and St. Nicolas Avenue. Then take a downtown 4, 5 or 6 subway train. You can take any of these trains to Grand Central Station, which is 3 blocks from U.N. Headquarters. All New York subways and buses cost $2.00 per person. Transfers from the bus to the subway are free. This option requires 1.5 to 2 hours transit time.

Taxi: Taxis to UN Headquarters generally cost $20.00 - $26.00, plus tip and tolls.


Additional Options at Newark Airport


AirTrain and PATH: These trains connect Newark airport and New York City’s Penn Station. Once at Penn Station, take the 1 or 2 subway trains to 42nd Street and walk underground to Times Square (look for signs for the 7 or S trains). Take the 7 or S train to Grand Central. AirTrain costs $5.00, PATH trains cost $1.50, and all New York subways cost $2.00 per person. This option requires 2 hours transit time.

Taxi: We do not suggest taking a taxi from Newark Airport to Manhattan.

Traveling via Amtrak Train

Amtrak stops at New York City’s Penn Station.

Subway: From Penn Station, take the A, C or E subways uptown to 42nd Street. Take the 7 or S train to Grand Central.

Taxi: Taxis from Penn Station generally cost $8.00, plus tip.

Reservations made after May 3rd, 2014 OR after the room block is filled are not guaranteed and will likely be at the hotel’s prevailing rates.   

 
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1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006

Tel: +1 202 887-9040
Fax: +1 202 887-9021

801 Second Avenue
9th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Tel: +1 212 697-3315
Fax: +1 212 697-3316

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