Directions and Hotel Information

 

The Event is taking place at the Radisson in Manchester, NH.  (See listing below.)

 

It is the Hotel’s understanding that individuals will make their own reservations by calling directly to our Reservations Department at 603-206-4109, press "0" and request the front desk for a Birka reservation  DO NOT LET THEM TRANSFER YOU TO NATIONAL RESERVATIONS. In order to receive your special rate, individuals must indicate that they are with BIRKA - A Market Day at Birka, or reference the following PROMOTIONAL CODE: BIRKA6 for on-line bookings at www.radisson.com/manchesternh. Please select “more search options” in the reservation section to enter your promotional code.

 

We do not specifically recommend one hotel over any other in the Manchester area.  However, the Hilton Garden Inn has served as our "spillover" hotel before, and they are aware of the event and provide shuttle service between the two hotels.  Please note that we do not have a contract with them for a specific rate, or a room block, but you may want to mention the event and see if they can provide a better rate.

 

 


Radisson Hotel Manchester
700 Elm Street, Manchester NH 03101
Telephone: (603) 625-1000 Fax: (603) 206-4000
Email: admin@centerofnh.com

Those interested in using public transportation will be pleased to learn that the site is less than one block North of the Manchester Transportation Center, 119 Canal Street, Manchester, NH, (800) 343-9999.

For those driving: Find your way to Route 293 in Manchester NH.

Heading North, take Exit 5 and turn right onto Granite Street. Go through two lights and the hotel garage will be on the left.

Heading South, take exit 6. The exit will circle around and over the Amoskeag Bridge. Stay right, take first exit (Canal Street). Follow Canal Street for about 1 mile (8 lights) to Granite Street. Bus Terminal is on your left. Turn left onto Granite Street. Hotel garage is on the left.


 

 

 

Comfort Inn hotel to offer discounted rates for the Birka convention at the Radisson hotel in Manchester. NH.  We would be beyond pleased to accommodate your travelers again this year however due to the demand of the primaries our rates are different from last January. If interested, we would still like to offer your travelers a discounted rate of 15% off our 2016 standard rates. 

                If interested in having preferred rates at our hotel again this year please find our updated information below for the website.

 

Comfort Inn Downtown Manchester Hotel

298 Queen City Avenue Manchester, NH 03102

P. (603)668-2600

F: 603-625-2081

sales.manchester@jamsanhotels.com

Just 1 mile from Venue!

2016 Rates – 15% off

Please mention Birka at the time of booking to receive 15% off!

 

In addition to our close proximity to your event we are a fully renovated hotel that includes a delicious hot breakfast, reliable Wi-Fi internet, 24 hr airport transportation & complimentary onsite parking. If your guests have any spare time around the event, they will have the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing swim in our indoor heated pool or a refreshing workout in the

attached health club “Envy Sports Club & Café”!

 

 

 

Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Downtown

101 South Commercial Street, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA 03101

Tel: 1-603-669-2222 Fax: 1-603-668-2957

 

Shuttle Service: Our complementary shuttle operates from 5:00AM-11:00AM and 3:30PM-11:30PM Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-12:00PM and 3:30PM-11:30PM Saturday and Sunday. Courtesy phones are located at the Manchester Boston Regional Airport for your convenience. Our shuttle operates throughout a five mile radius of the hotel stopping at various leisure destinations such as the Verizon Wireless Arena, Palace Theatre and Currier Museum of Art. In addition shuttle service is also provided to business destinations such as AutoDesk, Texas Instruments and CCA Global. Shuttle arrangements and transportation requests can be made by contacting the front desk.

From Manchester/Boston Regional Airport: Take Brown Ave approximately 1.5 miles to I-293 North. Continue on I-293 North and take Exit 5 Granite Street. Make a right going East on Granite Street to the next set of lights at the intersection of Granite Street and South Commercial Street. Make another right at South Commercial Street drive ½ mile and arrive at the Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Downtown. If using a GPS system, please type in 100 South Commercial St.

From the North (Concord, NH): Take I-93 South to toll road where I-93 and I-293 merge. After toll, take I-293 South to Exit 5, Granite Street. Make a left off the exit going East on Granite Street to the next set of lights at the intersection of Granite and South Commercial. Make a right onto South Commercial and drive ½ mile and arrive at the Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Downtown. If using a GPS system, please type in 100 South Commercial St.

From the East (Portsmouth, NH): Take I-95 South to Exit 2 and merge onto RT-101 West. When arriving into the Manchester area, pick up I-93 South briefly and then merge onto I-293 North to Exit 5 Granite Street. Make a right going East on Granite Street to the next set of lights at the intersection of Granite Street and South Commercial Street. Make another right at South Commercial Street drive ½ mile and arrive at the Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Downtown. If using a GPS system, please type in 100 South Commercial St.

From the South (Boston, MA): Take I-93 North to Manchester. Merge onto I-293 North when arriving in the Manchester area to Exit 5 Granite Street. Make a right going east on Granite Street to the next set of lights at the intersection of Granite Street and South Commercial Street. Make another right at South Commercial Street drive ½ mile and arrive at the Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Downtown. If using a GPS system, please type in 100 South Commercial St.

From West (Milford, NH): Take RT-101 East to Manchester Area, take Exit 3N for I-293 North towards Manchester/Concord and follow until Exit 5 Granite Street. Make a right going East on Granite Street to the next set of lights at the intersection of Granite Street and South Commercial Street. Make another right at South Commercial Street drive ½ mile and arrive at the Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Downtown. If using a GPS system, please type in 100 South Commercial St.

 

 

East Kingdom Toy Chest Refill!

An informal get together to make toys for the East Kingdom toy chest. Simple felt toys with as much or little detail as you want to
add. They can be sewn, glued or embroidered.

You are welcome to bring other methods of making toys and join us.

Here are links to the patterns that I will be bringing. They are simply
constructed of felt, but can be embellished as much or little as you like!
Feel free to print extra copies to bring along.
http://www.kitsclothingcollection.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Moldes-safari.pdf
http://www.kitsclothingcollection.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Toy-Patterns.pdf

If you can, please bring sewing/embroidery tools, sheets of felt,
scissors, buttons, beads, sequins and any kind of sewing or embroidery
thread you have handy! Any unused materials can be combined into a toy
making "fund" for future efforts, or can be returned to the owner.

Facebook event, open to public:
https://www.facebook.com/events/502699303224327/

Please RSVP via FB, or via email to kataryn@kitsclothingcollection.com.
Max capacity 100 people, but that shouldn't be a problem. RSVP anyway!

Thanks,
Kit