Travel and Accommodations
Getting to Michigan State University
Because Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) is a hub for Delta/Northwest/KLM/Air France, there are daily non-stop flights between Detroit, Michigan and a number of major European cities, including London, Paris, Frankfurt, and Amsterdam. There are several connecting flights each day between Detroit Metropolitan and Lansing’s Capital City Airport (LAN). One can take a cab from the Lansing Airport to the Michigan State University Campus, at a cost of about $20-$25. Ask the driver to take you to the Kellogg Center at Michigan State University; the Kellogg center is directly across the street from the Brody Complex, where the conference is taking place.
The Michigan Flyer also provides bus service throughout the day between Detroit Metropolitan Airport and the edge of the Michigan State Campus. The ride takes two hours (as compared to 40 minutes, gate to gate, for the connecting flight) but the service is extremely reliable, punctual, and hassle free, and the busses are comfortable with wi-fi service. The cost is $30 for a one way ticket, and $50 for a round trip ticket. For Michigan Flyer schedule information and reservations, go to http://www.michiganflyer.com/
The Michigan Flyer’s East Lansing stop is at the East Lansing Marriott, which is one of the Conference hotels. It is about a twenty minute walk (one mile) from the Brody Complex, where the conference activities take place. A shuttle between the Marriott and the Brody Complex will be provided.
There are also four flights a day between Lansing and Chicago (ORD), and two between Lansing and Minneapolis.
Complimentary Hotel Shuttle Services
The Kellogg Center will provide complimentary shuttle service from the Lansing Airport and from the Michigan Flyer’s East Lansing drop off point for those who are staying at the Kellogg center during the conference. To take advantage of this shuttle service, Kellogg Center guests, when making their reservations, should give the reservationist the carrier, flight number and arrival. (Those who have already made their reservations at the Kellogg center can call the Kellogg Center at any time prior to arrival and add your shuttle request). The shuttle runs from 7am – 11pm. The last airport pick up is 10:30pm b/c of drive time. Departures are at the beginning of each hour.
Those reserving a room at the East Lansing Marriott can take advantage of the Marriott’s shuttle service to and from the Lansing Airport. A shuttle reservation is required, and can be made by calling 1-517-337-4440. There is also a courtesy phone available at the Lansing airport for calling the Marriott shuttle.
As a low-cost housing option, Single air conditioned bedrooms are available in University Village Apartments, a dorm-style residence facility. Each room has a twin bed, desk, and dresser. Rooms are arranged in suites of four, with each suite having two full baths and a shared sitting area. University Village is about a 10 minute walk from the Brody Complex. A suite floor plan can be viewed at:
Those wishing to stay at University Village may reserve a room as part of the conference registration process. It will be possible to reserve a room for three nights (June 26th, 27th, and 28th) for $127.20; an additional night may be added for $42.40.
The Kellogg Center
The Kellogg Center is a hotel operated by Michigan State University, located directly across the street from the Brody Complex. A limited number of rooms have been set aside for HES conference attendees at a special rate of $105 per night. To reserve a room at the Kellogg Center, go to www.kelloggcenter.com and click on the “Reservations” link at the top of the page.
Select "Check availability and book now!" link, and enter arrival, departure, rooms, & number of adults & children
Select “Click Here for Special Rates” and enter our Group Code, which is HES061915
Click “Check Availability”
Reservations can also be made by phone, Monday-Friday 7:30am-7:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm by calling 800-875-5090, and referring to our Group Code. You may also need to mention the Department of Economics and/or the “Annual 2015 Conference”.
For special requests, or reservations outside of the conference dates, please call 800-875-5090.
East Lansing Marriott at University Place
The East Lansing Marriott is a very nice hotel located in downtown East Lansing on the edge of the MSU campus, about a twenty minute walk (one mile) from the Brody Complex. A shuttle between the Marriott and the Brody Complex will be provided. A limited number of rooms have been set aside for HES conference attendees at a special rate of $133 per night. Follow the link below if you wish to reserve a room at the Marriott.Book your group rate: History of Economics Society