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7 Days | 6 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Start of Program
May 4, 2014
Hotel Check-in is 4:00 pm. Road Scholar Orientation begins at 5:00 pm.
You will be staying at the Hyatt Place Buckhead Atlanta that night.
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Nearest city or town: Atlanta
Nearest highway: I-85
Nearest airport: Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

End of Program
May 10, 2014
Hotel Check-out is 11:00 am. Departures after breakfast.
You will be staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville - Biltmore the night before.
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Nearest city or town: Waynesville, NC
Nearest highway: xxx
Nearest airport: xxx
Type: Hotel

Description: The Hyatt Place is an exciting and innovative new select service hotel offering more of what is important to today's travelers. Our guests enjoy a spacious guestroom with a 42" high-definition flat panel television, our signature Hyatt Grand Bed, a plush Cozy Corner oversized sofa sleeper that is separated from the sleeping area, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel. The innovation extends beyond the guestroom. The Gallery is a warm and open area that features a self-registration kiosk, an intimate coffee and wine café, a TV den and an e-room with free access to a public computer and printer. Guests at Hyatt Place will also enjoy a continental breakfast each morning and can purchase freshly prepared menu items 24 hours a day. Premium espresso drinks, beer and wine are also available at the Gallery Café. Hyatt Place does not accept pets. Service animals are always welcome.

Contact info:
3242 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30305 USA
phone: 404-869-6161
web: www.hyattplace.com

Room amenities: Air Conditioning (In Room) Newspaper (Free) Refrigerator Iron Telephone Television (Cable/Satellite) Non-Smoking Rooms Television Daily Maid Service Coffee Maker

Facility amenities: About Hyatt Place Gallery The Gallery blends contemporary décor with distinctive architecture, stylish furnishings and unexpected touches to create an atmosphere of casual hospitality. About Hyatt Place spacious guestrooms Our spacious guestroom features contemporary décor with stylish furnishings including plush Hyatt Grand Beds™, state-of-the-art media and work center with a 42" high-definition flat panel television that easily integrates with laptops and other electronic devices, a comfortable Cozy Corner oversized sofa-sleeper, wet bar and bathroom vanity upgraded with granite countertops. About Hyatt Place food & beverage Hyatt Place offers an innovative approach to food service. Complimentary continental breakfast buffet is inclusive every morning. Additionally, signature menu items are available for purchase day and night, including hot breakfast entrees and specialty espresso coffee drinks. Our unprecedented approach to food services includes a cashless food center with a kiosk for touch-screen ordering along with card swipe technology. This allows guests to use their room key to charge orders to their room folio. About Hyatt Place technology Guests will enjoy complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access available throughout the hotel and registration kiosks for easy check-in/check-out service. The updated guestroom media centre is equipped with a high-definition 42" flat panel high-definition television that easily integrates with laptops and other electronic devices such as portable DVD or mp3 players

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for hotel rate.
For early arrivals or late stayovers, please contact the Hyatt Place Sales Coordinator at 404-869-6161 ext. 5154, and tell her you are with Road Scholar for the special rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Type: Hotel

Description: The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville – Biltmore boasts an ideal location just one block from the entrance of the world-renowned Biltmore Estate and Winery, is within walking distance of Biltmore Village and five miles from downtown Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our warm and welcoming Biltmore Estate hotel, once an integral part of the Biltmore Estate, features stunning Vanderbilt-inspired gardens. Indulge in a delicious warm chocolate chip cookie, straight from the oven, when you arrive, and relax in a comfortable guest room or suite with complimentary WiFi. Start your day off right at the Lobby Coffee Bar offering complimentary freshly brewed Starbucks coffee and a variety of Tazo Teas. Indulge in an exceptional cooked-to-order breakfast in the Ducker Tea Room, or enjoy a delicious meal from our in-room dining menu or on-site TGI Fridays at our Biltmore Village hotel. Bring your pets and enjoy your stay at our pet friendly hotel. Host a meeting or event in our 12,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, or celebrate a special occasion with up to 400 people in the elegant Burghley Ballroom that has a beautiful patio. Hold a reception in the picturesque courtyard at our downtown Asheville, NC hotel. After a long day exploring Asheville or attending meetings, unwind with a refreshing swim in the indoor saline pool with retractable roof and whirlpool or retire to the comfortable accommodations at our hotel in Asheville, NC. This hotel has received the 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. This honor is awarded to establishments that achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. Thestaff takes great pride in consistently offering an exceptional experience to our guests.

Contact info:
115 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803 USA
phone: 182-827-4180 x0
web: doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/north-carolina/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-asheville-biltmore

Room amenities: All 197 well appointed guest rooms provide a residential appeal and features free wireless internet service. All rooms also feature irons and full size ironing boards, in-room Wolfgang Puck coffee with coffee makers, wall-mounted hair dryers, 27'' satellite TV, and in-room movies. Our oversized work desk with ergonomic chair is equipped with dual phone lines and private voice mail.

Facility amenities: 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market • Automated Teller (ATM) ($2.00) • Baggage Storage • Bar Area • Concierge Desk • Elevators • Gift Shop • Guest Activity/Recreation Desk • Laundry/Valet Service • Local Area Transportation • Lounge • Luggage Hold • Multi-Lingual Staff • News Stand • On-Site Convenience Store • Room Service • Safety Deposit Box • Snack Shop Fitness Room • Pool • Sight Seeing Tours

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: call hotel for rate
Call ahead to make reservations on your own.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

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at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
1 Performances


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