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Hyatt Regency Bethesda

Hyatt Regency Bethesda

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center (7400 Wisconsin Ave)
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-657-1234
Fax: 301-657-6453
Email: mybethesdastay@hyatt.com

Guest room rate for the 2016 ICEC: $205 single / $205 double / $230 triple / $255 quadruple (plus tax); includes internet

Room reservations were required by 19 August 2016 in order to be guaranteed the group rate.

 Hotel is currently SOLD OUT of our room block.  If you need assistance finding a hotel room, please contact Lynne Valentic at AACE Headquarters (lvalentic@aaceonline.com or 434-284-4445 x693).

Hotel Renovation Information: The Hyatt Regency Bethesda will be undergoing some renovations on guest rooms, the hotel lobby, and the front driveway during our conference. During this time, valet parking and the front entrance of the hotel will not be available.  Self-parking is accessible at the main entrance on Wisconsin Avenue, just past the front drive construction, or off of the Woodmont Lane entrance.  The garage elevator will transport you to the Plaza Level and the side entrance of the hotel (which is currently the main entry to the lobby).  If you need taxi or shuttle pick up, the hotel can coordinate this for you. If you are arriving via taxi or shuttle, passenger drop-off is located at the corner of Old Georgetown and Wisconsin as well as at the Metro Kiss and Ride located beneath the hotel off of Edgemoor Lane.

AIR TRAVEL

There are two primary airports serving the Washington, DC area:

  • Dulles International Airport (IAD): IAD is located west of Washington, DC. There is an Express bus service that can take you to the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station on the silver line for $5 per person; the Metro ride from there to Bethesda is approximately 1 hour, costs $3.60, and requires just one change of trains (at Metro Center, from the silver line to the red line). You may also, of course, take a taxi (about 35 minutes and $75) or use the shuttle service detailed below.
  • Reagan National Airport (DCA): DCA is located south of Washington, DC and has a Metro stop built into the airport. The Metro ride from DCA to Bethesda is approximately 45 minutes, costs $3.60, and requires just one change of trains (at Gallery Place, from the yellow line to the red). You may also, of course, take a taxi (about 40 minutes and $60) or use the shuttle service detailed below.

You also have the option to fly into Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), which sometimes has inexpensive airfares, but travel from BWI to Bethesda is best done via taxi (approximately 45 minutes and $95) or shuttle.

SHUTTLE INFORMATION

The conference organizers have made arrangements for a discounted rate from SuperShuttle if you use their service for transportation between the conference hotel and the airports mentioned above (IAC, DCA, or BWI). The discount is $1 off of one-way shuttle service or $3 off of round-trip shuttle service, with additional discounts for exclusive van and car services. See SuperShuttle’s flyer for further details.

Make your SuperShuttle reservation online using the discount code UP3V3.

TOUR THE WASHINGTON, DC AREA

Washington Monument

Washington Monument

The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, within easy walking distance of the Bethesda Station on the Washington, DC Metro’s red line. There are hundreds of interesting sites to visit while you are in the area; we have collected some information on a few of the most popular.

  • Restaurants in Bethesda: The conference hotel is in walking distance of downtown Bethesda and all it has to offer. See Bethesda Magazine’s 2015 Reader’s Choice selections for the best restaurants in town!
  • Metro: DC’s subway system is critical to navigating the city during your visit. The Metro website has a trip planner, maps of the system, advisories on route delays, fare information, and more. A trip from the Bethesda station to DC’s Metro Center (near the heart of the DC tourism area) on the red line takes about 15 minutes and costs $2.75.
Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

  • Monuments and Memorials: Washington. Jefferson. Lincoln. World War II. Vietnam. Martin Luther King, Jr. DC is well-known for its unparalleled tributes to our nation’s history. Don’t pass up this opportunity to explore them!
  • Smithsonian Museums: Everything from the Air and Space Museum to the National Portrait Gallery to the Natural History Museum (and many, many others), all of the Smithsonian museums offer free admission and world-renowned collections.
  • U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum: An incredibly important museum dedicated to the history of the Holocaust, the museum is intended to both educate about world history as well as to hopefully prevent future genocide.
  • International Spy Museum: Consistently rated one of the best museums in DC, the International Spy Museum is dedicated to exhibits on international espionage and human intelligence.
  • Newseum: Consistently called a “must-see” attraction, the Newseum presents exhibits on the importance of media in our history and in the present day.
  • National Zoo: Visit the pandas! Admission to the National Zoo is free, and it is a wonderful experience.