2015 BGCI Congress Accommodations
Congress Hotel

Exterior of Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark The official host hotel for the 2015 BGCI Education Congress is the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, situated in the heart of downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Located only 10 minutes from the Missouri Botanical Garden, 20 minutes from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) and within walking distance to two MetroLink stations, this central St. Louis hotel will serve as our Congress hub:

Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
1 South Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102

Room at Hilton St. Louis at the BallparkAmenities
Congress delegates staying at the Hilton hotel will enjoy breakfast Monday–Friday and free internet access in every guest room. The hotel’s Business Center and connectivity station will be accessible by all Congress delegates staying at the hotel who need internet access, printing, shipping or other business needs. All Congress sessions will be based at the Missouri Botanical Garden, and for each day of the Congress, buses will take delegates from Hilton St. Louis to the Garden and back. In addition, for each of the Congress social events as well as the pre- and post-Congress tours, the Hilton St. Louis will be used as the bus pick-up and return site. For those travelling to the Congress by car, reduced rates for self- and valet parking have been secured for Congress delegates staying at the hotel.

Hotel Reservations

Lobby and Three Sixty Rooftop bar More about the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
Right next to Citygarden, St. Louis Ballpark Village, Busch Stadium and footsteps from the iconic St. Louis Gateway Arch, this hotel features stunning views of downtown St. Louis. Along with the hotel's proximity to downtown attractions, delegates can enjoy dining, drinks, entertainment and sports at Ballpark Village. In addition, a range of mouthwatering cuisines and specialties can be enjoyed at any of the five restaurants in the hotel itself, including the spectacular Three Sixty rooftop bar, one of the most dynamic settings in downtown St. Louis. Savor BBQ pork tacos by the rooftop fire pits and local artisan cheeses from a contemporary small plate menu. The Lobby Bar is also a great central spot to meet friends for post-Congress networking.


Other Lodging Options

We encourage all delegates to stay at the St. Louis Hilton at the Ballpark, as it will serve as our primary hub over the course of the Congress, including breakfast each morning for Congress attendees staying at the hotel. It will also serve as the site from which bus transportation will originate and return to each day of the Congress. If Congress attendees opt to stay at other hotels in the area, breakfast and transportation expenses are their own responsibility. 

Given that most of the other downtown hotels will be more expensive than the BGCI rate secured at the Hilton, below is a list of non-downtown hotel options in close proximity to the Missouri Botanical Garden:


Information coming soon.

Bridge in Chinese Garden; twin girls in field of tulips; closeup of cabbage

Botanic Gardens Conservation International, the world’s greatest force for plant conservation is co-organizing its 9th Education Congress in partnership with Missouri Botanical Garden.
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April 26–May 1, 2015
Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis, Missouri


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