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.

UPDATE: All hotel reservations that were a part of HGA's blocks for 2020 have been cancelled. An email confirmation has been sent by each hotel informing these guests.

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.

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


Marriott’s Commitment to Clean: As we welcome you back to our hotels around the world, we are committed to providing you with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for working to defeat COVID-19. Consisting of in-house and outside experts in food and water safety, hygiene and infection prevention, and hotel operations, our Marriott Cleanliness Council is redefining our cleaning and safety standards. We will actively monitor and evolve our solutions to ensure a continued focus on the health and safety of our guests and associates.

Marriott Cleanliness Council | Marriott Bonvoy

Call the HGA office (678-730-0010) for assistance selecting a hotel. We have toured each and can answer questions about amenities, location, comfort, etc. When making your reservation by phone, be sure to mention you are with HGA and attending Convergence.

Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University
Located 0.4 miles (approximately a 10-minute walk from the entrance of the Convention Center). Includes complimentary shuttle to the convention center mornings & evenings July 15-18. This hotel is closest to the galleries and restaurants.

401 W Summit Hill Dr SW
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: (865) 522-2600 (ask for in-house reservations)
Single/Double Occupancy: $145/night
Parking: $10/night
HGA Rate Deadline: June 13, 2022

Hyatt Place Knoxville Downtown
Located 0.3 miles (approximately a 7-minute walk from the entrance of the Convention Center).

530 S Gay St
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: (865) 544-9977
Single/Double Occupancy: $159/night
Discounted/Free Self Parking available about 1 block away or Valet Parking: $28/night 
HGA Rate Deadline: June 14, 2022


Marriott Knoxville Downtown
Conference Hotel (a small number of Sessions will take place at the Marriott)

The HGA Block is full.

525 Henley St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: (888) 236-2427 code CBC
Single/Double Occupancy: $135/night
Parking: $12/night
HGA Rate Deadline: June 13, 2022

Cumberland House Knoxville, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Located 0.3 miles (approximately a 5-minute walk from the entrance of the Convention Center).

The HGA Block is full.

1109 White Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37916
Phone: (865) 971-4663
Single/Double Occupancy: $129/night
Parking: $10/night
HGA Rate Deadline: June 16, 2022


Transportation Information

In Town
The Knoxville Trolley is one of the most popular symbols of the city, and it's completely free for all passengers. The Orange Line Trolley connects passengers from the convention center to downtown Knoxville and is a good way to reach restaurants and off-site exhibits. The runs every 7-15 minutes on Saturday 9 AM - 8 PM and Monday - Friday 7 AM - 8 PM. Download Trolley Map


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