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Hotel and Travel Information

Conference Location

SLAS2015 will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center located at 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Official SLAS2015 Hotels

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.

Both hotels are adjacent to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The brand new Marriott Marquis Washington, DC hotel is headquarters and is closest to the space in the Convention Center where SLAS2015 will be held and connected to the convention center via 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. 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.

Please report any unauthorized solicitations to Amy McGorry via email at immediately.

These groups often advertise a lower rate than is promoted by SLAS for the official SLAS2015 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.

Individual Hotel Reservations

The deadline to reserve hotel rooms at the SLAS2015 group negotiated rate was January 7th. Both hotels will still extend the rate to SLAS2015 participants based only on hotel availability. Please see below for information regarding reservation inquiries at both official hotels.

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC (Headquarters Hotel)
901 Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Washington District of Columbia, 20001, USA
Reservation Inquiries: Azeb Argaw,, +1.202.824.9253

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown
999 Ninth Street NW
Washington District of Columbia, 20001, USA
Reservation Inquiries: Samantha Archer,, +1.202.409.9803

Additional Hotel Options

If you are unable to find availability at either of the official SLAS2015 hotels, for your convenience below is listing of additional properties located near the convention center that may have limited availability over the conference dates. Please note that shuttle service will not be provided from these properties to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center nor does SLAS have any official affiliation with these hotels.

Embassy Suites Washington D.C. - Convention Center
900 10th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

Hampton Inn Washington-Downtown-Convention Center
901 6th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

The Henley Park Hotel
926 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown
815 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005

Group Hotel Reservations

Rates and fees above apply to each reservation booked using the group form and policies below.

Group hotel reservations (10 or more rooms) must be approved by SLAS and made through the hotel directly according to the following guidelines:

Airfare Information

The official airfare travel agent for SLAS2015 is National Travel. Please book your airfare to attend SLAS2015 by contacting National Travel directly:

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 and official SLAS2015 hotels and is also the only airport with 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 and official SLAS2015 hotels and is also the only airport with Metro access. Estimates on traveling from Reagan to the SLAS2015 hotels and convention center are included below:

From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

From Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Amtrak Information

Amtrak offers SLAS2015 participants a 10% discount on fares to/from Washington, DC over the travel dates of February 4, 2014 through February 14, 2014. To book your reservation please call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 and please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X28T-908 when making your reservation to ensure the 10% discount is applied.

Convention fares cannot be booked via Internet. Discounted fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.

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

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:

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 and the official SLAS2015 hotels. These spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis.

For a map of parking facility access, please click here.

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