Annual Meeting 2016

2016 Conference of Champions Hotel Information

The Arthritis Foundation’s Conference of Champions (formerly known as Annual Meeting) will be held November 3-4, 2016, at:

Grand Hyatt Denver
1750 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80202
Tel: 303-295-1234

View the hotel website.

Meeting Registration Information

Registration Fees Schedule: Deadline October 6

  • $100 per person - Early registration fee prior to September 15
  • $150 per person - Registration fee September 15 - October 6
  • After October 6, registration is subject to availability and fee will increase to $200

Additional Guest Fees: Champions Lunch Only - $25; Evening of Honors Only - $75

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Rates and Reservation Information

A special group rate of $189, plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 14.75%), has been established for the Arthritis Foundation’s Conference of Champions. The group rate will also be offered three days before and three days after the meeting, based upon availability at the time of your request.

In order to obtain our group rate, the Grand Hyatt Denver must receive room reservations no later than October 6. After the October 6 cutoff date, rooms will be available at the group rate on a space-available basis.

Reservations must be secured with a deposit equal to one night’s stay. Upon check-in, the deposit will be applied to the first night’s accommodation of the reserved stay. The Grand Hyatt will not hold any reservations after 6:00 p.m. on the day of arrival, unless secured with a major credit card or guaranteed by the Arthritis Foundation. Guest room deposits will be refunded if reservations are cancelled 48 hours prior to the day of arrival.

Check-in time at the Grand Hyatt Denver is 3:00 p.m. Checkout is noon. Late checkouts will be provided when requested, based on availability. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations. You may make reservations by either calling the hotel directly, toll-free at 888-233-1234 or online.

Please be sure to refer to the group “Arthritis Foundation Conference of Champions” to secure the negotiated room rate of $189 (single/double).

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Transportation To & From the Airport

Taxi: We recommend allowing an hour for transportation from the Grand Hyatt Denver to Denver International Airport. A taxi from the airport to the Denver Hyatt costs approximately $50-60 one way. All ground transportation services at Denver International Airport are located in Jeppesen Terminal, Level 5. 

Denver Airport Rail: Travelers can also opt to use A Line, the new rail service from Denver International Airport to LoDo's (lower downtown’s) Union Station and back, courtesy of Regional Transportation District (RTD).  The cost each way is $9 per person. The Denver airport rail has six stops along the way and takes approximately 37 minutes.

From Union Station, travelers can access additional transportation to their final destinations, via light rail, regional and local buses, taxis and Amtrak rail service.  The free 16th Street Mall Ride runs the entire length of downtown Denver, 1.5 miles, from LoDo, on the west, to the east, stopping less than a half block from the Colorado State Capitol.

On-Site Hospitality Desk Hours

  • Wednesday, November 2, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.                                
  • Thursday, November 3, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 4, 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Bosworth at or 404-965-7673.