Hotel and Transportation

Stay at the Conference Hotel and be a part of it all...

You will have a better Convergence® experience if you stay at the conference hotel. The close proximity to Convergence® activities and the ability to network with other attendees makes this an easy choice. In addition, by staying at the conference hotel you help keep future Convergence® rates low.

Hotel Information

The hotel rates negotiated by HGA include many benefits for you and our organization. Based on the number of rooms we reserve and occupy; the hotel provides complimentary meeting room space – savings that are passed on to attendees through HGA’s registration rates. If the Convergence® conference is unable to meet its commitment because attendees are making reservations at other hotels, HGA is charged a fee to make up for lost revenue. If this becomes a trend, HGA would be forced to increase the registration fee and cut services.

Hotel blocks are expected to fill quickly. We encourage you to reserve early.

Rates do not include taxes. Parking rates vary by hotel and are subject to change. Amenities vary by type of room.


The Holiday Inn is full. A few rooms may still available for the days we are offering the 3-day workshops. We suggest calling the hotel directly to check.

HGA is encouraging conference attendees to make reservations at the Hilton Hotel. We are in the process of adding 2 additional hotel options approximately 3 blocks from the Knoxville Convention Center.

Holiday Inn World's Fair Park: Downtown Knoxville Hotel
Conference Hotel (a small number of Sessions will take place at the Holiday Inn)

525 Henley St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
(800) 264-1579 and provide the code: HGO
Single/Double Occupancy: $135/night
Parking: $12/night
HGA Rate Deadline: June 22, 2020 - Book Online (FULL)

Hilton Downtown Knoxville Hotel 
Located 0.1 miles (approximately a 3-minute walk from the entrance to the Convention Center)

501 W. Church Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 251-2578
Single/Double Occupancy: $135/night
Parking: $12/night
HGA Rate Deadline: June 17, 2020 - Book Online 

Overflow Hotels

Four Points by Sheraton Knoxville Cumberland House Hotel (FULL)
Located 0.2 miles (approximately a 5-minute walk) from the entrance of the Convention Center)

1109 White Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37916
(865) 971-4663
Single/Double Occupancy: $135/night
Parking: $10/night or valet for $16/night
HGA Rate Deadline: June 25, 2020 - Book Online (FULL)

Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville-Downtown (FULL)
Located 0.1 miles (approximately a 3-minute walk from the side entrance to the Convention Center) and 0.3 miles from the front entrance and the Holiday Inn

618 W. Main St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 522-5400
Single/Double Occupancy: $159/night (breakfast included)
Parking: $10/night
HGA Rate Deadline: June 22, 2020 - Book Online (FULL)

Transportation Information

Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) is the premier air facility serving East Tennessee. Located just 12 miles from downtown Knoxville, McGhee Tyson Airport is one of the most convenient and accessible regional airports in the nation.

Driving Directions: Take US Hwy 129N toward Knoxville, approximately 12 miles... Exit right to I40 E toward Asheville/Lexington, approximately 1 mile... Take exit 388 for US Hwy 441 S/Henley St. Use the right lane to merge onto US-441 S/Henley St. The Holiday Inn and the Knoxville Convention Center is at the first traffic signal on the right

UBER/Lyft: When a ride share is booked through a mobile app, passenger will receive instructions regarding the designated meeting location. Directional signs are available to assist passengers looking for their ride share vehicle.

Shuttle/Taxi: Approximately $35 each way to/from airport


Alternative airports to consider if renting a Car

  • Atlanta, GA – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is 222 miles from the Knoxville Convention Center and a 3 to 4-hour drive depending on the day and time.
  • Chattanooga, TN – Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA) is 103 miles from the Knoxville Convention Center and a 1.5-hour drive.
  • Nashville, TN – Nashville International Airport (BNA) is 172 miles from the Knoxville Convention Center and a 5 to 3-hour drive.

Additional Resources

Visitor Information:

For more information about Convergence Hotel and Transporation call (678) 730-0010 or email