Conference Location and Accommodations

Minneapolis Marriott City Center
30 S. 7th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Meeting Room Directory:
General Sessions: Grand Portage Ballroom, 4th Floor
Exhibits: 4th Floor
Registration: Registration Office, 4th Floor

The "24th Annual National Conference" will be held at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, situated in the heart of downtown with easy access to top Twin Cities attractions, such as Target Field and Mall of America; restaurants; shops and entertainment.

Minneapolis Marriott Facts:  Marriott Hotel Fact Sheet

Maps, Transportation and Parking: The Minneapolis Marriott is approximately 7.5 miles from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and is easily accessible via taxi, van and shuttle services, and car rental. Public transportation is available through Metro Transit, which provides both Light Rail Transit and public bus service.
>Helpful maps, ground transportation information, driving directions and parking rates
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Hotel Reservations • Minneapolis Marriott City Center

 * * *   The group's block of discounted guest rooms at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center is no longer available.   * * *

Housing Contact: Attendees are responsible for their travel and lodging arrangements. For housing information or assistance, e-mail, or call (218) 834-6369.

You are strongly encouraged to make your hotel reservation early. Once our group's block of rooms is sold out, it may be difficult securing a downtown hotel reservation.

Hotel Discounted Room Rate: There are a limited number of rooms available for Sunday, Sept. 27 through Thursday, Oct. 1 at a special conference rate of $199.00. (Rates are per room per night and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.) Discounted guest room Internet is available for $1.00. All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Refer to your Marriott confirmation e-mail for the cancellation policy.

Hotel Reservation Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, or when rooms sell out, whichever comes first. You are strongly encouraged to make your reservation before the group block is released on Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. CDT. Reservations received after Sept. 8, or after the room block is sold out, will be accepted on a space-available basis at the prevailing room rate.

Hotel Reservation Process: The preferred reservation method is online. A dedicated reservation Web site is available for this conference to allow you to make, modify, or cancel your hotel reservation online, as well as to take advantage of other services offered by the hotel.

Online Reservations: Minneapolis Marriott City Center Group Reservations 

Reservations Toll Free: 1-877-303-0104
Important Note: You must use this dedicated group reservation phone number and mention “Optum 24th Annual National Conference” to ensure access to our special group rate!

* UnitedHealth Group Employees: Please follow the reservation instructions listed above to receive the group discounted rate. Do not use Concur or BCD Travel for Minneapolis Marriott reservations.

OptumHealth Education appreciates your support in booking your hotel reservation at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center. The number of hotel rooms used for this conference directly impacts hotel rates, conference costs and registration fees.

Minneapolis—The City of Lakes

Famous for its beautiful chain of lakes, Minneapolis also boasts a thriving downtown with world-class cuisine, Broadway-caliber theaters and top-notch shopping (apparel purchases are tax free!). Named one of the Downtown Collagecountry’s most walkable cities in the country, Minneapolis is easy to explore and enjoy, and fall is a beautiful time of year in which to visit.

Just steps outside the hotel are City Center Shopping Center and the Nicollet Mall—a pedestrian avenue spreading 11 blocks through the heart of downtown Minneapolis. As you stroll down the Mall, you will find sidewalk cafés, top-name shops and shopping malls, and some of Minneapolis’ premier restaurants.

Explore the Riverfront District, where historic buildings, scenic parks, and cultural, dining, and shopping venues line the banks of the Mississippi River. Later on, experience a show in the Hennepin Theater District, or enjoy Downtown’s nightlife in the hip Warehouse District.

Minneapolis is an unexpected treasure that offers the sophistication of a major urban city combined with a lush natural environment.

Program Materials

Program materials will be in electronic format. You will receive an e-mail on or around Sept. 23 with instructions on how to access the materials prior to the conference.

Conference Attire

Business attire is suggested for the conference. Although every effort is made to maintain a comfortable learning environment, meeting room temperatures can fluctuate greatly and may be difficult to control. The temperature is often cool in the meeting room. Therefore, bringing along a jacket or sweater is recommended.