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We are pleased to announce that the Plant and Animal Genome Conference will once again be held at the beautiful Town and Country Hotel, in San Diego, California, USA.

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Town and Country Hotel
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108

Phone: (619) 291-7131
Toll-free: 1-800-772-8527
Fax: (619) 291-3584 (Front Desk)
Fax: (619) 294-4681 (Reservation Dept.)

  

pdf Town & Country Hotel Map

 

WARNING: If you are contacted by a company called “National Travel Association,” or any other travel company selling rooms at the Town & Country Hotel - DO NOT - book your reservation with them. They are not affiliated with the PAG meeting and you are advised to book directly with the Town & Country Hotel using the reservation portal linked above.

   

Accommodations at the Town and Country

TC-LogoDiscounted conference room rates are available for attendees of PAG XXV. Please be sure to book using the dedicated PAG XXV Hotel Reservations Portal, or mention PAG for reservations via phone. Please be aware that the hotel typically fills up early, and you are advised to make reservations by December 1, 2016. All hotel deposits and payments must be sent directly to the Town and Country Hotel.

$170 for Regency Tower
$182 for Royal Palm Tower (will be fully renovated for PAG XXV).
 
$15 Hotel Service Fee Applies to all rooms.

Click here for a preview of the newly remodeled Royal Palm Tower premium guest rooms!

Internet Access
High speed internet access will be available in all rooms. There will also be access to the internet in the PAG Computer Room, and complimentary wifi access in the conference/registration area (Atlas Foyer.)

Additional Information
For additional information regarding accommodation details and hotel ammenities, including the on-site world-class Bella Tosca Day Spa and Salon, the adjacent 27-hole championship Riverwalk Golf Course (preferred tee-times and rates are available for guests), or the nearby Fashion Valley shopping district, entertainment and dining center — please see the Town and Country Hotel Website for more information.

 

Room Sharing

At past meetings, a number of attendees have expressed a desire to share a room to minimize hotel costs. Thanks to the efforts at Iowa State, a website will be set up to facilitate this for assistance matching you with another guest. Please visit the PAG Room Sharing Website to make arrangements.

 

Airport and Transportation

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The Town and Country Hotel is located aproximately 15 minutes from San Diego International Airport (SAN).

Transportation to the hotel is easy, fast and inexpensive with SuperShuttle, a van-sharing airport shuttle service. We have secured a discount for all PAG attendees of $2.00 one way, $4.00 round trip, There is an option to book Sedans as well. Click here to make your reservation and book transportation to or from the hotel, or if you like you can call 1-800-blue-van and use code FJL9T to  receive the discount. You also can book towncars, ADA wheelhair acessible vans, SUVs and more.

Ground Transportation Instructions for Shuttle
When you arrive in San Diego, after claiming your luggage,

TERMINAL 1
Alaska Airlines, Southwest, United After claiming your luggage, follow the signs to the Ground Transportation Sky Bridge. Proceed to the "Shuttle for Hire Island" and ask the Transportation Coordinator for a Supershuttle van.

TERMINAL 2
Aero México, American Airlines, America West, British Airways, Japan Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Northwest, Sun County, Hawaiian,  Air Canada, Allegiant Air, Jet Blue, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, U.S. Airways, Virgin, Volaris, West Jet Exit the Terminal 2 doors; cross the street using the cross walk to the "Shuttle for Hire Island" ask the Transportation Coordinator for a Supershuttle van.

ExecuCar Meet and Greet Service
Once you have arrived at The San Diego Airport, any terminal: Please go to Baggage Claim and your driver will meet you with a sign with your name on it and will help you with your luggage and get you to your destination with VIP service. The 24 hour dispatch number is 619-564-7998
 

Taxis from the airport are also available and you can expect to pay about $30 USD plus tip.

Hotel Parking Discount

All attendees and exhibitors receive 50% off the current parking rate at the Town & Country Hotel. PAG XXV guests will receive an $8.00 per day rate when they present their name badge at the parking gate upon their departure.


Special Needs

Special Diets
Those who have special dietary needs (e.g., vegetarian, vegan, kosher, etc.) should note this on their registration forms. All efforts will be made to accommodate special requests. The Wednesday evening dinner banquet is a buffet and there will be a wide variety of food available.

Handicap Access
Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, PAG will provide you with any required specific aids or services for the conference. Please contact Darrin Scherago (201-653-5141) with such requests. Access San Diego is a website with information for travelers with disabilities.Their website features a downloadable guide which has information on transportaion, attractions, sports, and recreation. 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel Reservation ALERT

WARNING: If you are contacted by a company called “National Travel Association” or any other travel company claiming to sell rooms at the Town & Country Hotel - DO NOT - book your reservation with them. They are not affiliated with the PAG meeting and you are advised to book directly with the Town & Country Hotel using the reservation portal on our Hotel Information page.

Travel Agent

Should you need assistance with your Air Transportation travel plans we would like to recommend Rinis Travel, the official travel agent for the PAG meeting. Please ask for Babette or Mike. 

Note: Rinis cannot assist with hotel bookings.  If you need assistance with hotel bookings and using the portal on the PAG website email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rinis Travel
9517 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (301)587-1021
(9:30am - 5:00pm EST/Mon-Fri )
Fax:
(301) 587-3418

PAG Future Dates

2018 - PAG-XXVI - January 13-17, 2018

2019 - PAG-XXVII - January 12-16, 2019

All will be held in San Diego, CA