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Hotel and Travel Information

SLAS2019 will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center located at 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001.

SLAS has partnerships in place with the following hotels and service providers in order to provide conference the best rates and convenience. 

The deadline for booking hotel accommodations at the negotiated SLAS2019 rate was January 3, 2019. Bookings made after this date will receive the group rate based only on individual hotel availability. Please contact the hotel directly to make reservations.

Individual Hotel Reservations

SLAS has partnerships in place with the following hotels and service providers in order to provide conference the best rates and convenience. SLAS has negotiated discounted rates at both hotels. While the hotel rates include a rebate to SLAS to help offset the costs of the Convention Center rental, in order to keep registration costs down, the negotiated rates are below standard guest rates quoted at the hotels if you are using the SLAS group discount site or code.

All hotels are adjacent to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, hotel is the official SLAS2019 headquarters hotel. It’s the closest hotel to the SLAS meeting space within the convention center and it’s connected to it via an indoor underground walkway.

Warning about unaffiliated hotels and third-party booking agencies...

Please be aware that exhibitors often are solicited by unaffiliated hotels or third-party housing agencies to book hotel reservations. SLAS2019.org is the only official booking agency and any solicitations or communications regarding hotel bookings from non-SLAS employees should not be considered valid. When SLAS is notified of these solicitations, we immediately demand a cease and desist of such practices. 

Here are some of those companies to watch out for:

  • Convention Housing Authority
  • Corporate Booking Services (CBS Inc)
  • Events Plus Corporate
  • Exhibitor Housing Management
  • Exhibitor Housing Services
  • Expo Housing Services
  • Global Expo
  • Global Expo Travel, Inc.
  • Global Housing Services Corporation
  • Global Travel Partners
  • Hotel Roomerz
  • International Events
  • National Hotels Association/National Travel Associates
  • TravelEra

Please report any unauthorized solicitations to Colleen Campbell via email at ccampbell@slas.org immediately.

These groups often advertise a lower rate than is promoted by SLAS for the official SLAS2018 hotels. In some circumstances these reservations have non-refundable or pre-payment requirements and harsh and unforgiving cancellation policies. In some cases, reservations do not even exist at the time of check-in at the booked hotel. For these reasons, and to support SLAS official partners, which helps to ensure a quality experience, we encourage you to book your reservations through the processes outlined on this website.

Official SLAS2019 Hotels
Be sure to reference SLAS2019 when booking via telephone.

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
901 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001 USA

Call +1.855.821.4281 and ask for the SLAS rate.

  • Standard Nightly Rate: $281.65+ state and local tax
  • Cancellation Policy: 48 hours
  • No-shows will be charged one (1) night room and tax
  • Credit card # is required at the time of booking
  • Parking Fee: $47 for valet per night (self-park not available)
  • Complimentary Guest Room Internet included

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown
999 Ninth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 USA

Call +1.800.228.9290 and ask for the SLAS rate.

  • Standard Nightly Rate: $275.50 + state and local tax
  • Cancellation Policy: 48 hours
  • No-shows will be charged one (1) night room and tax
  • Credit card # is required at the time of booking
  • Parking Fee: $35 self-park per night and $53.10 valet per night
  • Complimentary Guest Room Internet included

Airfare Information

The official airfare travel agent for SLAS2019 is National Travel. Please book your airfare to attend SLAS2019 by contacting National Travel directly:

Email: vipservices@nationaltravel.com
US Toll Free: +1.800.557.0842
International: +1.304.357.0808

There are three (3) international airports serving the Washington, DC area. Those airports are Reagan National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

Reagan National Airport is the closest airport to the convention center/official SLAS2019 hotels and is also the only airport with direct Metro access.

Click here for more information on each of these airports.

Airport Transportation Information

From Reagan National Airport (DCA)

Reagan National Airport is the closest airport to the convention center/official SLAS2019 hotels and is also the only airport with direct Metro access. Estimates on traveling from Reagan to the SLAS2019 hotels and convention center are included below:

Metrorail stop: Yellow line to Mt Vernon stop

Taxi Cab: Approx. 20 min (w/o traffic); Approx. $45 one way

From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

Taxi Cab: Approx. 60 min (w/o traffic); Approx. $90 one-way

From Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Taxi Cab: Approx. 45 min (w/o traffic); Approx. $64 one-way

Amtrak Information

Union Station in Washington, DC is approximately 1.3 miles from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and official hotels.

Metrorail stop: Red line toward Shady Grove/Grosvenor; Change trains at Gallery Place then Yellow line to Mt Vernon stop

Taxi Cab: Approx. 5 min (w/o traffic); Approx. $8 one-way

Rental Car Information

National Travel is also standing by to assist you in adding a rental car to your existing reservation or in booking a rental car as a stand-alone reservation. Please contact National Travel directly:

Email: vipservices@nationaltravel.com
US Toll Free: +1.800.557.0842
International: +1.304.357.0808

Washington, DC Parking

There are over 3000 parking spaces in a three block radius of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. These spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis.

  • The daily rate varies by garage and is subject to change.
  • SLAS nor the convention center or hotels are affiliated with any of these parking facilities.
  • Click here for information on Parking Panda

Get a map of parking facility access.

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