Hotel and Conference Venue Information:
The East Lansing Marriot at University Place is the official headquarters of the Black Women Historians Across Generations Conference. Located at 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, Michigan, 48823, the venue is ideally situated one block away from Michigan State University (MSU). The facility contains state of the art meeting rooms, dining facilities, and comfortable guest rooms overlooking the campus and downtown East Lansing.
A limited number of hotel suites are reserved for attendees/non-participants. The state rate for these rooms is $134 per night, plus tax. These rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis, and can be booked anytime before February 16, 2015. To reserve your room, please call 517-337-4440, or visit East Lansing Marriot at University Place.
Other hotels near Michigan State University:
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Michigan State University
219 S. Harrison Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48824-1022
Residence Inn Lansing /Marriott
922 Delta Commerce Drive, Lansing, MI 48917
Travel by Air:
Capital City Airport / Lansing Airport [LAN] approx. 3 miles from MSU
The Marriot hotel offers a free shuttle from the Lansing airport. Travellers must contact the hotel directly to schedule service to and from LAN.
Bishop International Airport / Flint Airport [FNT] approx. 45 miles from MSU
Detroit Metropolitan Airport [DTW] approx. 90 miles from MSU
Local Taxi Services
Green Cab (517-643-1905)
LM Cab (517-402-3995)
Black & Yellow Cab (517-482-8294)
The Michigan Flyer provides bus shuttle service From Detroit Metropolitan Airport to Downtown East Lansing. To reserve bus shuttle service, please call: (517-333-0400) or visit: http://www.michiganflyer.com/ This shuttle drops off directly in front of the East Lansing Marriot.
There are many restaurants located on campus and within walking distance of the conference center:
Restaurant at Marriot Hotel
Walking from the Marriot Hotel and Michigan State University
Cosi: 301 E. Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, MI, 48823 (517)-332-6500)
El Azteco: 225 Ann Street, East Lansing, MI 48823 (517-351-9111)
Expresso Royale: 527 E. Grand River Avenue,
Five Guys Burgers and Fries: 623 E. Grand River Avenue, East Lansing MI 48906 (517-332-3483)
No Thai / Thai Food Restaurant: 403 E. Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823 (517-336-5555)
Omi Sushi: 210 M. A. C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823 (517-337-2222)
Potbelly Sandwich Shop, 233 East Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823 (517-203-4278)
Starbucks Coffee Company: 401 East Grand Avenue, East Lansing, MI, 48823 (517-332-0398)
Sushi Ya: 529 E. Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823 (517-333-0804)
Eateries off MSU Campus
Bravo – (Eastwood Towne Center): 2970 Towne Centre Blvd., Lansing, MI 48912 (517-485-3779)
Champps Americana – (Eastwood Towne Center): 2800 Preyde Blvd., Lansing, MI (517-267-9306)
Dusty’s Wine Cellar: 1839 Grand River Avenue, Okemos, MI 48864 (517-349-5150)
Mitchell’s Fish Market – (Eastwood Towne Center): 2975 Preyde Blvd., Lansing, MI 48912 (517-482-3474)
P.F. Changs China Bistro – (Eastwood Towne Center): 2425 Lake Lansing Rd., MI 48912 (517-267-3833)
Featured Image Credit: “During the church service at a Negro church in Heard County, Georgia, April 1941.” Jack Delano / Farm Security Administration Collection / Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Photographs and Prints Division