Travel Information

The 2017 Menus of Change Leadership Summit will take place on the Hyde Park, NY campus of The Culinary Institute of America. Conference registration opens at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, and the conference concludes after lunch at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 22.

Hyde Park is easily accessible from New York City and New England by train or car (see details and directions below). We do suggest you have a car in order to take advantage of everything to see and experience around the Hudson Valley, but taxi service is available throughout the area. Here is a list of taxis and limos from the Dutchess Tourism website.


CIA Restaurants

Want to dine at a CIA restaurant while attending Menus of Change? Breakfasts and lunches will be served as part of the conference program. But if you would like to enjoy one of our on-campus restaurants—actual classes where our students are your chefs and service staff, under the guidance of our expert instructors—we suggest that you reserve your table well in advance.

  • American Bounty: Focusing on the seasonal Hudson Valley products, along with award-winning New York State wines
  • The Bocuse Restaurant: Re-imagining classic French fare through the lens of ultra-modern cooking techniques
  • Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici: Celebrating truly authentic regional Italian cuisine and providing a culinary escape to another world

Learn more about all the restaurants on ciarestaurantgroup.com

Area Accommodations

We have arranged preferred pricing with several local hotels, as listed below or on the attached PDF.

                                                 


Courtyard by Marriott
2641 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601
Reservations: 800-321-2211
Hotel: 845-485-6336

Miles from the CIA: 6
Special Menus of Change rate: $164 + taxes
How to book: Call Marriott reservations and ask for the CIA Menus of Change Block rate. Reservations must be made before May 26. The special rate is based on availability at the time of booking.

 
Hampton Inn & Suites
2361 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-463-7500

Miles from the CIA: 7.6
Special rate: $159 + taxes
How to book: Call the hotel and mention the Menus of Change rate to the front desk or Christine Soto in Sales. You may also book directly using the link at left. Reservations must be made before May 19. The special rate is based on availability at the time of booking.

Holiday Inn Express
2750 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601
Reservations: 800-465-4329 Hotel: 845-473-1151


Miles from the CIA:
5
Special rate: $125 + taxes
How to book:
Call the hotel directly or book from their website. Mention or use the code MOC and make your reservation before May 15. The special rate is based on availability at the time of booking. This hotel usually has some local shuttle service available.


Residence Inn by Marriott
2525 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601
Reservations: 800-331-3131 Hotel: 845-463-4343



Miles from the CIA:
8
Special rate: $171 + taxes
How to book: Call Marriott Central Reservations and ask for the CIA Menus of Change Room Block rate. Last day to book group rate is May 26, and the special rate is based on availability at the time of booking.





This link takes you to a listing of additional accommodation options on the CIA's general website. You can also find lodging throughout Dutchess County on Dutchess County Tourism's website.

Travel by Car

The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park is located on the east bank of the Hudson River, three miles north of Poughkeepsie, midway between New York City and Albany on U.S. Route 9. The campus is easily reached by plane, train, or car. The address is:

  1946 Campus Drive
  Hyde Park, NY  12538

The CIA is approximately 1 1/2 hours from Albany and 2 hours from New York City, Hartford, CT, and Scranton, PA when traveling by car.

From North:  New York State Thruway south to exit 18 at New Paltz. Follow Route 299 East to Route 9W south, crossing the Mid-Hudson Bridge to Route 9 north. Follow Route 9 for 3 miles. The CIA is on the left. OR: Route 9 south to Hyde Park. The CIA is on the right.

From South:  Henry Hudson Parkway north to the Saw Mill Parkway, north to the Taconic State Parkway, north to Interstate 84 West; or Hutchinson River Parkway to Interstate 684 North to Interstate 84 West. Follow I-84 to exit 13, Route 9 north. Follow Route 9 for 16 miles. The CIA is on the left. OR: New York State Thruway north to exit 18 at New Paltz. Follow Route 299 east to Route 9W south, crossing the Mid-Hudson Bridge to Route 9 north. Follow Route 9 for three miles. The CIA is on the left.

From East:  Interstate 84 West into New York State to exit 13, Route 9 north. Follow Route 9 for 16 miles. The CIA is on the left.

From West: Interstate 84 East across the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to exit 13, Route 9 North. Follow Route 9 for 16 miles. The CIA is on the left.

Travel By Plane:

Several airports are located within two hours of the CIA: Albany International Airport, Albany, NY; John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City; La Guardia Airport, New York City; Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, NJ; Stewart International Airport, Newburgh, NY; and Westchester County Airport, White Plains, NY.

For car services from any airport to your hotel or the CIA campus, please see the taxi service link above or contact Mahogany Ridge Transportation (845-724-4403) or Visconti Car Service (845-562-5671 or 845 562 4040), two companies frequently used by the CIA.   

Travel By Train:

Metro-North Commuter Railroad operates numerous trains daily from Grand Central Terminal in New York City to Poughkeepsie, NY. Amtrak offers connections to hundreds of major cities throughout the country. Taxi service is available to the CIA from the Poughkeepsie train station, a 3.75-mile trip.

Note: The Culinary Institute of America does not endorse any external websites. They are listed for your convenience.