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MCARE 2012 Hotel & Travel Information


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Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort
400 Mandalay Avenue
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Phone: +1 (727) 461-3222 | +1 (800) 753-3954
Fax: +1 (727) 461-0610


To make conference reservations online, visit the appropriate link below. When making reservations by phone, mention The American Ceramic Society or MCARE to ensure the conference rate.



Reserve a Single/Double/Triple/Quad by February 3rd at $169, plus tax* per night. If you have trouble reserving the room, please contact ACerS Customer Service. The government room rate has expired.

*Tax is currently 12%



Visa Information
If you are a non U.S. resident planning to attend this meeting, please note that the process of obtaining a visa to enter the United States may take several months.  If you require an invitation letter in order to obtain a visa, please send an email with your full name, mailing address and telephone number to invitationletters@ceramics.org to obtain an official invitation from The American Ceramic Society.


Airport Information
There are two conveniently located airports that serve the Clearwater area:


Tampa International Airport
Recently ranked by Conde Nast as the seventh-best airport worldwide, Tampa International Airport (TPA) provides numerous airlines and flights to choose from and convenient shuttles from the gates to the landside terminal. The airport is approximately 20 miles from the hotel.



Tampa International Airport
5507 Spruce St.
Tampa, 33607


Transportation from the Tampa airport
Shuttle Service
Super Shuttle provides service to the Hilton from the Tampa airport for $25 one-way. Service is provided from the Commercial Ground Transportation Quadrants located at all four corners of the Baggage Claim Level. Discounts for additional members of a group going to the same address and children. Rates include up to 3 pieces of luggage. See the representative in the kiosk for details or visit their web site to make a reservation.


Taxi Service
Taxi cab service is provided from the Commercial Ground Transportation Quadrants located in all four corners of the Baggage Claim Level.
The airport is served by Yellow Cab and United Cab. Both companies charge the same fares: $2 plus $2.25 per mile. The minimum fee from the airport is $15. The approximate cost of taxi service to the Hilton is $50.


St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport
The St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) puts you minutes away from the beaches and provides lower fares and smaller crowds. Its newly enlarged terminal has been rated as one of the best in the country.


St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport
14501 Roosevelt Blvd.
Clearwater, 33762


The following taxicab and shuttle services are available in Clearwater:
BATS Taxi Co.: 727-367-3702
Blue Star Cab: 727-327-4104
Clearwater Yellow Cab Co.: 727-525-3333
Independent Taxi Service: 727-327-3444
St. Petersburg Yellow Cab Co. (Clearwater): 727-821-7777
Yellow Cab: 727-799-2222


Local Public Transportation
Jolley Trolley, Clearwater: 727-445-1200
Looper, St. Petersburg: 727-821-5166
The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA): 727-540-1900
Suncoast Beach Trolley: 727-540-1900


Parking at the Hilton
Self-Parking is $7.00 overnight
Valet Parking is $14.00 per day



Check in/Check out
Check in time is 4 p.m.
Check out time is 11 a.m.


Internet Options
The Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort offers complimentary guest room internet access for all MCARE 2012 attendees. They also offer complimentary wireless internet access in the hotel lobby.


Area Attractions
The Clearwater area has a wide variety of activities and entertainment for people of all ages. Start planning your fun in the sun by visiting the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention & Visitors Bureau to discover the many activity options and local attractions.


Meeting attendees may download a PDF version of the MCARE 2012 roster.

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