Hotel and Travel Information: 2015 Annual Meeting


NOTE:  The Grand Hyatt Hotel—site of many recent AAC&U annual meetings—will be undergoing an extensive renovation in January 2015.  In early September, AAC&U made the difficult decision to move the meeting to another hotel.  We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused, and we thank you for your patience. AAC&U's  2015 Annual Meeting will be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel.


HOTEL UPDATE:  January 18, 2015
All hotels are now sold out, with the exception of Tuesday night only at the Marriott Marquis. We suggest you try a website such as Travelocity for any last minute travel plans.  Please search for hotels in the area of Washington DC's Convention Center or zip code 20001.  Thank you.

NOTE:  When changing an existing hotel reservation:
We suggest that you call the hotel directly (rather than calling the hotel's 800-number) when changing your arrival and/or departure dates. Making the change online is also recommended, if possible.


Overflow Hotels and Shuttle Information

There will be shuttles morning and evenings only between the Marriott at Metro Center and the Marriott Marquis hotel. If you are staying at the Grand Hyatt, please walk one block to 12th and H Streets to catch the shuttle.  The Renaissance Washington and Embassy Suites are easy walking distance and no daily shuttles are scheduled from those two hotels.  There is a separate schedule for shuttles to/from the Centennial Celebration on Thursday evening, January 22.  The complete Shuttle Schedule can be found here.

The Renaissance Hotel is one-tenth of a mile—a 3-minute walk.

The Marriott at Metro Center is four-tenths of a mile—an 8-minute walk.  AAC&U will be running shuttles from this hotel to the Marriott Marquis each morning and evening

The Grand Hyatt Hotel is also four-tenths of a mile from the Marriott Marquis.  Grand Hyatt guests are welcome to walk one block to the Marriott at Metro Center (corner of 12th and H Streets) to catch the AAC&U shuttle.


Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

901 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC  20001
Reservations:  1-877-212-5752
$206/single or double
AAC&U registrants will receive complimentary Internet access in all meeting spaces, as well as in the Marriott Marquis Lobby areas.

About the Marriott Marquis
Located in downtown Washington, adjacent to Penn Quarter and City Center, the Marriott Marquis is Washington's newest and largest hotel, featuring striking high design and cutting-edge technology. 

A block of rooms has been reserved for AAC&U and ACAD meeting participants with the special conference rate of $206 per night.  We suggest you make reservations online but, if calling the hotel, please be certain to state that you are with AAC&U to receive this special rate.  This conference rate is available until December 15, 2014, but we encourage participants to make hotel reservations as soon as possible. 

Guest Rooms:  Each Marriott Marquis guest room includes an interactive LCD television and Marriott's Plug-in technology panel with the ability to stream content from your tablet or mobile device to the TV. 

Hotel Features:  The 44,000-square-foot glass ceiling atop the lobby atrium allows natural light to stream into all of the hotel's interior-facing rooms as well as its active Greatroom lobby.  The Marriott Marquis includes five restaurants that feature locally sourced menus, and guests can sync iPod playlists with the treadmills in the two-story, 8,000 square foot fitness center overlooking Massachusetts Avenue.



renaissance.jpgRenaissance Washington
999 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
800-468-3571 or 202-898-9000
$199/Single or Double Room

AAC&U registrants will receive complimentary Internet access in their guest rooms.

The Renaissance Hotel is adjacent to the Marriott Marquis—just one-tenth of a mile and a 3-minute walk.  The hotel is convenient to everything that Penn Quarter and City Center have to offer—award-winning restaurants, a vibrant city life, and easy access to the National Portrait Gallery, Chinatown, and the Spy Museum.  The newly renovated hotel offers five dining options, a lounge, Starbucks, and a Vida fitness Center.


MarriottMetroCenter.jpgWashington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street NW
Washington, DC  20005
Reservations:  1-800-228-9290
$199 single/double
AAC&U registrants will receive complimentary Internet access in their guest rooms.

The Washington Marriott at Metro Center features modern, spacious accommodations and is conveniently located one-half block from the Metro (subway). The hotel includes a fitness center, indoor heated pool, Fire & Sage Restaurant, and Starbucks. The area also offers numerous dining options.

Rooms at the Marriott at Metro Center were originally reserved because it is the hotel closest to the Grand Hyatt, original site of the meeting.  Although the Marriott Metro Center is walking distance to the Marriott Marquis—just four-tenths of a mile and an 8-minute walk—AAC&U will provide shuttles during key morning/evening times.


The Embassy Suites Hotel
900 10th Street NW
Washington, DC  20001
(202) 739-2001

$210 single/double

The Embassy Suites Hotel Convention Center is two blocks from the Marriott Marquis Hotel—a four-minute walk and two-tenths of a mile.  The Embassy Suites offers complimentary Internet service for AAC&U guests, as well as a  complimentary breakfast.


Grand Hyatt Hotel
1000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC  20001
For reservations:  888-421-1442
$212 single/$222 double room

Guests staying at the Grand Hyatt are welcome to take AAC&U’s shuttle to the Marriott Marquis (which stops one block away at the Marriott at Metro Center). 


The Marriott Marquis, Renaissance Hotel, Marriott Metro Center, and Grand Hyatt are all 15 minutes from Reagan Washington National Airport by car or by the metro subway system. The Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Dulles International Airport are both approximately one-hour away.  Washington is also easily accessible by Amtrak, and Union Station is less than 10 minutes from the hotels by car or by metro.

Washington's Metro System
The least expensive and most efficient method of travel from Washington's Reagan National Airport or from Union Station (Amtrak) is the Metro.  Metro access is located on the airport's concourse level of terminals A and B. 

Metro Stops from Reagan National Airport

To the Marriott Marquis—Take the Yellow Line to Mount Vernon Square/Convention Center.  The Marriott Marquis is two blocks from the Metro.

To the Renaissance Hotel—Take the Yellow Line to Gallery Place/Chinatown. The hotel is 2.5 blocks from Metro. Walk North on 7th Street to "I" Street and turn left to 9th Street. The hotel is at 999 9th Street, NW.

To Marriott at Metro Center—Take the Blue Line to Metro Center. The hotel is one-half block from the Metro.

To Embassy Suites—Take the Blue Line to Metro Center.  Walk two blocks east to 10th Street and turn left (north). The  Embassy Suites is three-tenths of a mile or a 7-minute walk from the Metro.

To Grand Hyatt—Take the Blue Line to Metro Center. The Grand Hyatt's lobby is accessible from the Metro Center. Follow signs to the 11th Street Exit.