The Uncharted Conference is right around the corner and we are so excited to see you in Greenville! Whether this is your first voyage into Greenville for Uncharted or possibly your third, we know that travel can be a drag. You may find yourself wondering, “What is the best way to get from the airport to the hotel?” or “Where can I go if I forgot something important at home?” Here is some information and tips for your journey to assure smooth sailing into Greenville.
Are You flying In?
If you are flying into Greenville, you will arrive at the Greenville Spartanburg Airport. After heading down to baggage claim be sure to take a look around for anyone who might be wearing anchor apparel. Anchors are usually a good way to identify Uncharted members and connect before even getting to the conference. If you still have an Uncharted temporary tattoo this would be a good time to apply them. Once you have collected your baggage there are several options for transportation to the Westin Poinsett Hotel (120 South Main Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601 USA):
– There is a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel and vice versa. During the week the shuttle runs every hour and every two hours on the weekend. In order to be sure you have seat on the shuttle you will need to call the hotel at, 864-421-9700, to make advanced arrangements as seating is limited and based on availability. You can follow the link for more details and specific shuttle departure times.
2. Uber and Lyft– If you are arriving outside of the normal shuttle times and cannot make arrangements there are a ton of Uber and Lyft drivers! Just simply download the app and request a ride.
3. Rental Car Services– Although the trip from the airport to the hotel is short you may plan on doing some exploring while you’re here. The Greenville Spartanburg airport has several companies that provide rental car services. Follow the link for contact information on contacting the rental car companies. On-site parking in the hotel parking garage is $7.50 a day and valet parking services are $20 a day. There is some free street parking on Elford Street near the hotel.
Arriving at the Hotel
Whether you are flying, driving, walking, sailing or roller blading into Greenville you should wind up in the beautiful lobby of the Westin Poinsett Hotel. At this point, if you haven’t seen any other “anchor gang” members around it is highly likely that several are nearby now. Disclaimer: Be prepared for hugs! We are like one big family at Uncharted getting together for the first time in a while. Whether you are a founding member or brand new to the conference this year expect a genuine warm welcome.
Check-in is at 3:00 p.m. If you have arrived before check-in the bellhop at the hotel will hold on to your luggage for you, collect your information and call you when your room is ready. Check-out is at 12:00 p.m. The bellhop can handle your luggage similarly upon departure if your flight does not leave until later in the day and you would like to explore Greenville.
The Westin Poinsett offers many amenities that will make your stay extra comfortable. Along with a fitness center and free high-speed internet the Westin is also pet friendly!! Side note: If you plan to bring your pet you will need to contact the hotel ahead of time so they can have a pet-waiver ready for you to sign at check-in. There is also an ATM in the hotel as well as 24-hour room service. For a full list of Westin’s amenities and services follow the link above.
What If You Forgot Something?
With all of the anticipation of getting to Greenville you may have forgotten something important. If you get to your room, open your suitcase, and notice that you left your toothbrush on the bathroom counter at home there is no need to fret! The Westin provides many bathroom essentials, but if it’s not something they can quickly provide there is a conveniently located CVS Pharmacy (35 S. Main St.) one block away from the hotel. Just exit the front of the hotel and make a left, one block down the pharmacy will be on your right.
After you’ve settled in the networking begins. You will probably find a lot of Uncharted Members near the lobby bar enjoying some libations. Registration will start at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 23rd in the lobby of the Westin. We can’t wait to see you there! Bon Voyage!