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Welcome to The Queen City

In the Cincinnati region, heart, home and hustle come together to create big city experiences with a touch of Midwestern charm and personalization. Located on the scenic Ohio River, the Cincinnati region is comprised of Downtown Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and the surrounding neighborhoods. It is home to nine Fortune 500 companies and lays claim to one of the most vibrant startup ecosystems in the nation. Cincinnati is a city in the midst of an exciting urban revival and a place known for its love of the arts, passion for sports, and its seriously impressive local food. See firsthand why Cincinnati has been called “one of the hottest emerging cities in the United States.” We hope you enjoy your time here! 


Hyatt Regency Cincinnati

A room block has been reserved with Hyatt Regency, which is also the site of the conference. They are holding King rooms or two Queen beds for the night of September 29 at the rate of $169/night. Mention you are with ASCO conference. The Hyatt Regency Cincinnati hotel in the vibrant downtown district puts you in the heart of the action. If you are a sports enthusiast, they are the closest hotel to Paycor Stadium and within walking distance to the Great American Ballpark.


Hyatt Regency
151 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

+1 513 579 1234

Around Town

University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is one of America’s top public research institutions with a student population of more than 46,000. Since its founding in 1819, UC has been the source of many discoveries creating positive change for society, including co-op education, the oral polio vaccine, the first antihistamine, the first heart-lung machine, first use of YAG laser to remove brain tumor, first bachelor’s degree program in nursing and first emergency medicine residency program.


UC has been named “Among the top tier of the Best National Universities,” according to U.S. News & World Report. Endeavors as a university encompass science, medicine, business, education, engineering, technology, the humanities and the arts. Specific and cross-disciplinary areas of focus include analytics, digital media, precision cancer medicine, water and urban futures.


UC is located in “Uptown,” which is the second largest employment center in the Cincinnati region behind the central business district. Uptown is a diverse and vibrant urban area made up of an eclectic array of small businesses plus five major medical and research institutions. It also boasts a beautiful and pedestrian-friendly campus.


Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens

The Cincinnati Zoo is recognized as one of the top zoos in the county and the #1 year-round family attraction in the Tri-State area. The Zoo’s 75 acres house more than 580 animal species and 3,000 plant varieties making it one of the largest zoo collections in the U.S. This not-for-profit entity is internationally known for its success in the protection and propagation of endangered animals and plants and engages in research and conservation projects around the world.


Cincinnati Art Museum

Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features an unparalleled art collection of more than 67,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the Art Museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year. 

Art Climb, the new, one-of-a-kind outdoor civic and art space on the grounds of Cincinnati Art Museum, has opened. Art Climb engages with the museum’s surrounding historic, vital neighborhoods, including Walnut Hills. Starting at the sidewalk near the intersection of Eden Park Drive and Gilbert Avenue and leading up to the front museum entrance, the space will soon feature outdoor artworks. 


Eden Park

Home to the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and the Krohn Conservatory, Eden Park is one of the most popular of the Cincinnati Parks. Landmarks within the park include Hinkle Magnolia Garden, which features a picturesque gazebo, memorial tree groves and paths, Mirror Lake, and the Bettman Fountain.

Twin Lakes, once an old quarry, features two lakes, a footbridge and walking paths, an impressive view of the Ohio River and Kentucky, several sculptures and a playground. It’s a great spot for chess or launching model boats. Nearby is a 172-foot high Water Tower from 1894 and now used by the City of Cincinnati as a communications facility.


Krohn Conservatory

Built in 1933 at the height of the Art Deco era, Krohn Conservatory showcases more than 3,500 plant species from around the world. The conservatory changes throughout the year with special exhibits and programs, including the ever-popular Butterfly Show where thousands of butterflies are free to fly throughout the Krohn Conservatory showroom in a specially-themed garden. Permanent exhibits include the rainforest waterfall and exotic plants in the Palm, Tropical, Desert and Orchid houses as well.


The Banks

The Banks refers to the 18-acre, mixed use project between Great American Ballpark and Paycor Stadium. This vibrant project is transforming downtown Cincinnati by creating a place that everyone can enjoy and including dining, tourism and entertainment attractions.


Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati Museum Center is a one-of-a-kind, multi-museum complex housed in Union Terminal, a historic Art Deco train station and National Historic Landmark. Museum Center is the largest cultural institution in the city of Cincinnati, with more than 1.4 million visitors per year. Permanent and temporary exhibits are supported and complemented by a state-of-the-art collections and research facility, the Geier Collections and Research Center, educational programs, professional development programs for teachers, day and overnight camps, public lectures and programs, tours of historic sites and community-wide cultural events. 

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