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Hotel Information
Driving Directions from the North for the
Greenstay, Holiday Inn Express and University Plaza Hotel

1. Follow I-44 to US-65 South (to Branson)
2. Take the Chestnut Expwy exit. (go 0.3 miles)
3. Greenstay Hotel is located on the Southwest corner of US-65 and Chestnut
4. Turn right onto Chestnut Expy/US-65-BR S. Continue west on Chestnut Expy.
5. Turn left onto N National Ave. (go 0.37 miles)
6. Turn right onto E St Louis St. (go 0.3 miles)
7. Holiday Inn Express is located on E St. Louis St.
8. Turn left onto S John Q Hammons Pky
9. University Plaza Hotel is 1/2 block on your right.

Hotel Airport Shuttle
Are you flying into Springfield? Here is some important airport shuttle information below. We will also have airport greeters during the arrival times on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The University Plaza hotel provides a complimentary shuttle to and from the Springfield National Airport. Call the hotel at 417.864.7333upon arrival to be picked up.  Additional shuttle service will be provided during the times listed below. Taxi service is available for approximately $20.00 one-way.

Additional Convention Airport Shuttle Schedule
(Running between Springfield Airport/University Plaza Hotel)
Tuesday, June 26                   10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday, June 27              10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, July 1                        4:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Hotel Shuttle Schedule

We will provide a shuttle service that will run between the three convention hotels: University Plaza, Holiday Inn Express, and Greenstay.

Shuttle busses will load in front of ballroom lobby at the University Plaza and in the front of the Holiday Inn Express and the Greenstay hotels. The shuttle will run between the three hotels on a constant route during the times listed below.

Wednesday, June 27              6:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Thursday, June 28                  5:30 AM – 6:30 AM
                                           7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Friday, June 29                      6:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday, June 30                  6:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, July 1                       3:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Convention Headquarters

University Plaza Hotel University Plaza Hotel and
Convention Center

333 John Q. Hammons Parkway
Springfield, Missouri 65806
Phone: 417-864-7333 - mention Holstein Association for group rate.

Click Here for University Plaza Online Reservations

Take advantage of our special $119 rate for single/double/triple/quad occupancy or the $134 rate for a King Suite (+16.46% tax).

* Group rate available until June 3, 2012. Subject to availability. Be sure to indicate you are with the National Convention Group

Welcome to the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center Springfield. Located in the heart of downtown Springfield - surrounded by great restaurants, lounges, and coffee shops - this hotel is the perfect destination for family vacations and corporate travel.

Delight in first-class accommodations, along with terrific resort-style amenities like a fitness center, whirlpool, sun deck and indoor and outdoor pools. For business travelers, we offer over 39,000 square feet of meeting facilities. Come and experience the warm hospitality and personalized service that sets the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center apart.

Features & Amenities:Atrium

  • Indoor and outdoor pool, with whirlpool and sun deck
  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
      Monday - Friday 6:30 AM – 9:00 AM
      Sat. - Sun. 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Fully Equipped fitness facility
  • Complimentary parking
  • Convention center and meeting space
  • Disability Accessible Rooms
  • Room Service  
  • Laundry facilities and Dry cleaning service 
  • ATM  
  • Complimentary business center with computers, printer, and fax machine
  • Complimentary wi-fi in guest rooms, atrium and restaurant
  • Casual dining at the Terrace Grille Restaurant and Lounge
      Restaurant Lunch: 11:30 AM – 2 PM – Buffet
      Restaurant Dinner: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM - Menu
      Atrium: 2:00 PM and after - Menu
  • Convenient Gift / Sundry shop
  • Pet Friendly, with non refundable deposit
  • Full service hair salon
Overflow Hotel
Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
1117 East St. Louis Street
Springfield, Missouri 65806
Phone: 417-862-0070 - mention Holstein Association for group rate.
Only 1 1/2 Blocks from Convention
Shuttle Service will be Provided

Click Here for Holiday Inn Express Online Reservations

Take advantage of our special $119 rate for single/double/triple/quad occupancy, $134 rate for a King or Double Mini Suite, or $169 for a Full Suite (+16.46% tax).

* Group rate available until June 3, 2012. Subject to availability. Be sure to indicate you are with the National Convention Group

Located in downtown Springfield at Jordan Valley Park, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Springfield is only a block and a half from the convention headquarters at University Plaza. With wide walkways there is easy access to both hotels. Just a short drive away is exceptional shopping at Battlefield Mall. Downtown Springfield is home to a wide range of locally owned restaurants, entertainment venues and nightspots.

Start your day off right with the Express Start® Breakfast Bar and relax in the evening in the fitness center and outdoor pool. When you need to get down to business, the fully equipped Business Center makes working a pleasure.

Features & Amenities:

Secondary Overflow Hotel
Greenstay Greenstay Hotel & Suites
222 North Ingram Mill Road
Springfield, Missouri 65802
Phone: 417-863-1440
GROUP NAME: National Holstein Convention
3 Miles from Convention Center
Shuttle Service will be Provided

Double / Double rooms and King Leisure (King and sleeper sofa - sleeps four)

* Same group rate for both room types - available until June 3, 2012.
Group: National Holstein Convention.
Subject to availability.

Experience an environmental-friendly hotel that combines utmost professionalism at the Greenstay Hotel & Suites in Springfield.

This one of a kind hotel religiously follows the GREEN program set by the American Hotel and Lodging Association. The hotel does not only help out with the environment but it also to make sure that every guest's visit at Greenstay will be safe and good for the health.

That aside, it is also the best choice for any leisure and business traveler for it offers a great location nearby the main highway and other major establishments around the town.

Features & Ammenities:

Nearby Airports

Springfield-Branson National Airport: Located only 9 miles from Convention Headquarters and servicing AmericanAirlines, Allegiant, Delta and United.

Branson Airport, LLC: Located 1 hour south of Springfield and servicing AirTran, Frontier, and Branson Air Express.

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport: Located 2 1/2 hours southwest of Springfield and servicing Allegiant, American Airlines Eagle, Continental Airlines, Delta, US Airways Express and United.

Tulsa International Airport: Located 3 hours southwest of Springfield in Oklahoma. Tulsa services American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta, Southwest, and United.

Kansas City International Airport: Located 3 1/2 hours north of Springfield. KCI serves Air Canada, AirTran, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Sea Port, Southwest, United and US Airways.

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport: Located 4 hours northeast of Springfield St. Louis services Air Canada, Air Choice One, AirTran, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Cape Air, Continental Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, US Airways, USA 3000, Vision Airlines.

Nearby Amenities and Restaurants

The third-largest metropolitan area in Missouri is a regional center known for shopping, attractions and entertainment. The hotel and convention center are located in downtown Springfield. Downtown offers unique restaurants, pubs, and eateries you won't find anywhere else. Travel to other parts of the city and you will find a full service mall, chain restaurants, and all the other features of a large city.

Below you will find a couple of resources. A map with some fast food fare, popular local restaurants, and necessity shops close to the convention center and our hotels. The other link is more detailed and offers information about all downtown Springfield has to offer our guests!

Click on map for larger version or Click Here to download a printable copy

Click Here for more Extensive Downtown Information