Hotel Reservations:
Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Blvd.
Austin, TX  78759

Cut-off date: Sunday, August 12, 2021
Room Rate: $159/night plus tax

Connected Plant Conference participants will receive a discounted rate of $159.00 plus applicable taxes at the Renaissance Austin.  You can book your hotel online or by calling the Renaissance Austin at (512) 343-2626 and mentioning the Connected Plant Conference.

Hotel Safety Procedures:
The Renaissance Austin Hotel has you covered, especially considering the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of Marriott International’s family of brands, they have implemented a multi-pronged approach to meet the health and safety requirements of their “Commitment to Clean” standards. Click here for a complete list of everything the Renaissance Austin is doing to ensure your safety while onsite.

Hotel Overview:
The hotel is ideally situated in North Austin near The Arboretum, and overlooks the incredible beauty of Texas Hill Country. Make yourself at home in the well-designed rooms and suites boasting artwork from local Austin talent, pillowtop bedding, sleek bathrooms and high-speed internet access.

Savor Texas-inspired American fare at our rooftop, farm-to-table restaurant, Knotty Deck & Bar, with an outdoor patio. Grab a coffee, pastry or made-to-order pizza at @austinbytes. Take a dip in our two sparkling pools, or work out in our 24-hour fitness center.

Onsite Dining Options:

Knotty Deck & Bar

Join us for all-day dining at our hotel restaurant in Austin. Enjoy farm-to-table Texas cuisine and craft cocktails. Dine on our outdoor patio after visiting the Austin Arboretum. Gather at one of the ‘Top 10 Rooftop Restaurants / Bars in Austin’. (Zagat)

Austin Bytes

Grab a quick bite to eat or a delicious brewed coffee at @austinbytes, on-site at our hotel. Check your email with our complimentary Wi-Fi access. Savor a glass of specialty wine or a local Austin beer, along with made-to-order pizzas and sandwiches.

Airport Information:

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

Airport Phone: +1 512-530-2242
Distance to Hotel: 18 miles NW

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) has implemented many enhanced cleaning measures to ensure the health and safety of passengers and employees.  Travelers can stay up to date on what AUS is doing to support public health and learn about their commitment to your safety and well-being. Click here to learn more.

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Super Shuttle 800-258-3826; fee: Call for current rates
  • Estimated taxi fare: 45 USD (one way)

Airline Discounts:

Visit travel and enter the Z code & Agreement code (no space) in the Offer Code box. Discount will be applied at time of ticketing.

United Meeting & Group Reservations (US and Canada):
Call United Meetings Reservations: (800) 426-1122
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. CST M-F
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST S-S

Travel Management Company: Travel management companies may issue United Meetings tickets using the following information:
Account Code: MTG99 (this is an account code for all agencies to use for auto-pricing)
Tour Code: The four-digit Z code is required in the tour code box
Ticket Designator: Automatically included on the ticket when using the MTG99 account code
OSI: Include OSI message as follows- United Meetings <z code> i.e. United Meetings Z123
Discounts: Discount level applicable based on 1st letter of fare basis
Ticket stock: Valid on UA/LH/LX/AC/OS/SN
Discounts are not permitted on Basic Economy fares, which include Passenger Types EOU / ERU / ERS / ERT

Delta (2 options)
Option 1 (Choose one of three JPGs to feature with the required verbiage and ensure it is hyperlinked to booking site)

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for ACCESS INTELLIGENCE. You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMUKX

*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

Option 2
Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for ACCESS INTELLIGENCE. Please click here to book your flights! You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMUKX

*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

Driving Directions:

Turn left onto E State Hwy 71 Service Rd. Take the ramp on the left onto TX-71 W. Take the ramp onto US-183 N. Take the ramp to US-183 N/Lampasas. Slight left onto US-183 N/Ed Bluestein Blvd. Continue to follow US-183 N. Take the exit toward TX-360 Loop/Capital of Tx Hwy/Great Hills Trail. Merge onto Research Blvd. Turn left onto TX-360 Loop S. Turn right onto Arboretum Blvd. Destination will be on the right.


Self-Parking:  $10 daily
Valet Parking: $18 daily or $25 overnight


Local Attractions:


River Place Country Club
Hours: Tues-Sun 7am-dusk
Phone: +1 512-346-1114
Driving range and Putting green

Greens Fees: $75
Designed by Tom Kite

Forest Creek Golf Club
Hours: 7 Days a week
Phone: +1 512-388-2874
Rentals and Lessons

Greens Fees: $45
Designed by Dick Phelps

Crystal Falls Golf Course
Hours: 7 Days a Week
Phone: +1 512-259-5855
Lessons and Driving range

Greens Fees: $30

Area Sightseeing:

Austin Duck Adventures Tour
Downtown Austin and Austin Lake
Austin Duck Adventures
Phone: +1 512-477-5274

Austin in 90 Minutes Tour
30 major historical & cultural attractions
Austin Tours
Phone: +1 888-881-3285

Capitol Carriage Tour in Austin
State Capitol on Congress Avenue on horse carriage
Austin Tours
Phone: +1 888-881-3285

Capital Cruises Bat Watching Tours
Lady Bird Lake
Capital Cruises
Phone: +1 512-480-9264

Cypress Valley Canopy Tours
Texas Hill Country zip-lining tour
Cypress Valley Canopy Tours
Phone: +1 512-264-8880

Austin City Segway Tour
Downtown Austin, State Capitol, Austin Highlights
Gliding Revolution
Phone: +1 512-495-9250

Family and Children’s Activities:

Zilker Park

Phone: +1 512-974-2000
This 351-acre park is home to a variety of recreation opportunities and special events.

Austin’s Park

Austin’s Park features a Buffet, Go-Karts, Bumper Boats, Lazer Tag, Rides, Rock walls, and more.

Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary

The Austin Zoo has more than 300 animals across more than 100 different species.

Austin Children’s Museum (Thinkery)

Interactive kids’ museum with science exhibits, art, indoor & outdoor play spaces & story time.


Visa Information

Some registrants from outside the U.S. will need to apply for a visa at the American Embassy, consulate, or other visa-issuing office in their country of origin. To obtain a visa, you will need a letter of invitation (see below), a valid passport, a photo ID and Form DS 156 (nonimmigrant visa application form). A visa is not required for visitors from countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program. Visit the USA Visa Website for specific information on how to apply for a visa.

Visa Application Tips:
If you are planning to attend, apply for your visa as soon as possible. Attaching evidence of any previous visits to our event may help shorten the application processing time. Attaching evidence of your intended trip home can shorten the application processing time.

Please check back soon to download the Connected Plant Conference Visa Letter.