I thought it would be nice to share some happy news, I am sure a LOT of people will not be happy because of the new 2022 COVID policies.
A new 231 room hotel just opened this week. It's "downtown" aka about a 10 minute wlk to the convention center
GAME ON! and I will see all of you in August 2022!
Great to see another Hilton property (as a Hilton member)! I'd feel a little weird staying in the remnants of such an historical place though--but hey, 10-minute walk isn't bad! :D
With any luck, they'll put refrigerators in the rooms, unlike the Hilton closest to the ICC.
Oh, so this is what has been mucking up my commute. It should be a quick walk depending on where the doors are and how long the lights are. You could go straight down West St, but I would take the canal to Ohio, head over 1 block east, then walk down Senate, through the government complex, across the front of the Westin, play Frogger on Maryland, and head straight into the ICC. You would cut out at least two lights that way.
This assumes daytime and in a group. The canal at night is a no go.