Hotel Information

 

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The Twenty-sixth Annual Conference convened at the

Westin Dallas Park Central

12720 Merit Drive, Dallas, Texas 75251

 

 

The Westin Dallas Park Central is thrilled to host the APPE conference, this year.  They have provided the following link for reservations at the APPE negotiated rates:

 

2017 APPE Annual International Conference Reservation Link

 

If you wish to reserve your room by phone, please call the hotel at: 1-866-716-8108.  Please, notify the hotel that you are with the APPE Annual Conference.

 

The negotiated APPE room rate is $149 single, double, or king suites, plus tax per night.  As of 1/3/17, there are only King rooms available.  Single or double bed rooms are sold out.

 

Note: The deadline for hotel reservations at the meeting rate is February 1, 2017.

 

 

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The Westin Dallas Park Central Hotel features an outdoor pool, in-room spa treatments, and newly transformed guestrooms. Experience unprecedented services available to all our guests. Our staff is waiting to assist your every need. If you would like to dine in the privacy of your own room, our room service is available 24 hours a day. For your added convenience, our bell staff offers complimentary shuttle transportation within a five-mile radius of the hotel.

For the athletically conscious, the Westin offers the WestinWorkout Fitness Studio with state-of-the-art Lifestyle Fitness cardio machines, strength-training equipment, and free weights.  Or enjoy their RunWestin program, and take advantage of guided group or individual runs or walks with trained hotel staff.  Pack light and stay fit with their New Balance Gear Lending program: including New Balance clothing and shoes for Westin guests to use for just $5! 

 

 

 

 

Transportation

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The Westin Dallas Park Central is located just 15 minutes from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), the world's third busiest international airport serving 135 domestic markets and 38 international markets. Major airlines include: American, Delta, Continental, Northwest, United, AirTran, British Airways and US Airways in addition to six low-cost carriers offering services throughout the U.S.

Close to downtown and just 18 minutes from the hotel, Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) is home to Southwest Airlines, offering over 130 direct and connecting flights daily to destinations across the country. In addition to Southwest Airlines, Continental Express and American Airlines also serve the airport. Taxis are readily available at the ground transportation area outside the airport, at designated taxi cab stations.

The Hotel is a quick five-minute drive from the nearest municipal light rail station, offering direct access to downtown Dallas. DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) offers locals and visitors nearly 45 miles of light rail and 120 routes by bus transit providing frequent transportation to locations throughout the city.

If you'd rather be driven door-to-door without worries, Yellow Checker Shuttle provides easy transport from the airport as well as the option of chartered transportation for your every need.
 
 

Airports

Love Field (DAL)

Travel Distance: Approximately 11.27 km/7.0 miles

Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

Taxi

Approximately $30 one way

24 hours 20 minutes

 

SuperShuttle or Yellow Checker Shuttle

11 USD; Approximately $20 per passenger

24 hours

20 minutes

(800) 258-3826

About:  Shuttles are available at the ground transportation area outside the airport.


Reservations for SuperShuttle are recommended but not required.

 

Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW)

Travel Distance: Approximately 27.36 km/17.0 miles

Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

SuperShuttle or Yellow Checker Shuttle

  • Approximately $16-$19 per passenger
  • 24 hours
  • 25-50 minutes
  • (800) 258-3826
  •   Shuttles are available at the ground transportation area outside the airport.  Reservations for SuperShuttle are recommended but not required.

Taxi

  • 45 USD; $35 each way
  • 24 hours
  • 25 minutes

Shuttle Service

  • 18 USD
  • 24 hours
  • (817) 267-5150

Addison Airport (ADS)

Travel Distance: Approximately 51.5 km/32.0 miles

Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

Taxi

  • 25 USD
  • 24 hours
  • (972) 426-6262
 

Driving Directions

General Directions to the Hotel

 

From East

  • Follow Interstate 635 West.
  • Take the Coit Road Exit.
  • Turn left onto Coit Road.
  • Continue to the second light, and turn right onto Banner Drive.
  • Continue one block and turn right onto Merit Drive. The hotel will be on your right.

From Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL)

  • Turn left on W. Mockingbird and proceed for 3.6 miles.
  • Take exit onto North Central Expressway, heading north. Follow for 4.8 miles.
  • Proceed to the Coit Road Exit.
  • Turn left on Banner Road.
  • Turn right on Merit Drive
  • The hotel will be the first turn on the right.

From South

  • Take Interstate 75 North.
  • Take the Coit Road Exit.
  • At the second stoplight, turn left onto Banner Drive.
  • Continue one block and turn right onto Merit Drive. The hotel will be on your right.

From Dallas Ft. Worth International Airport

  • Take the North Airport Exit to Interstate 635 East. Proceed for approximately 17 miles.
  • Take the Coit Road Exit.
  • Take the first right onto Merit Drive. The hotel will be the first turn on the left.

    Approximately 25 minutes

From North

  • Take Interstate 75 South. 
  • Take Exit 22A onto Frontage Road.
  • At the first light, turn right onto Service Road.
  • Turn left onto Coit Road.
  • Proceed through the second light and turn right onto Banner Drive.
  • Continue one block and turn right onto Merit Drive. The hotel will be on your right.

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Important Deadlines

  • November 28 End of Early Bird Registration
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