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Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
901 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20001
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Phone: (202) 824-9200
Fax: (202) 824-5501


ACE Annual Meeting Room Block & Confirming Arrival/Departure Dates

Hotel accommodations are exclusive for registered ACE2017 attendees. Please register to secure your hotel reservation within the ACE Annual Meeting room block beginning September 12. Refer to the snapshot of events below to confirm your hotel arrival and departure dates.

Snapshot of Events
  • The National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education (NAPAHE) Annual Conference begins on Saturday, March 11 at 8:30 a.m. and ends Sunday, March 12 at 11:45 a.m.
  • The ACE Annual Meeting begins on Saturday, March 11 with social events at 5:00 p.m. and ends on Tuesday, March 14 with the closing plenary concluding at 11:00 a.m.
  • The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) Annual Conference begins on Monday, March 13 and ends Wednesday, March 15 at 12:45 p.m.

Overview

The 1,175-room, 49-suite Marriott Marquis Washington, DC is designed to reflect its surroundings and complement the adjacent Walter E. Washington convention center. Conveniently located near Penn Quarter, CityCenterDC, and the Verizon Center, the hotel makes it easy to explore the city’s best attractions.

Guests enjoy direct access to the Convention Center via an underground concourse connection. With more than 105,000 square feet of event space offering 54 breakout rooms, a grand lobby with an atrium skylight, and five retail and restaurant outlets on the ground floor, the Washington, DC convention center hotel is poised to be the city’s next great social hub.

Be among the first to experience the vibrant Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, a distinctive addition to the nation’s capital. For additional details about the hotel property and amenities, visit the hotel’s website.


ACE Annual Meeting Room Block and Reservations (Limited Availability at Marriott Marquis DC)

Hotel reservations are exclusively for registered attendees. Please register before securing your hotel reservation.  

Online: Use the Marriott Marquis online link to book your reservation. View our discounted pricing.

Phone: (800) 228-9290        
If you call to make your reservation, please mention that you are attending the American Council on Education’s 99th Annual Meeting to receive your discount rate. To receive the discount, please reserve your room by the hotel reservation deadline of Friday, February 10, 2017.

Room Rates:
  • One king bed: $259.00
  • Two double beds: $259.00

To receive the discounted room rate, please reserve your room in the ACE Annual Meeting room block between Monday, September 12, 2016, and Friday, February 10, 2017, subject to availability. Taxes and fees are not included in the room rate.  There is a 14.5 percent state and occupancy tax.  The rate (which includes these occupancy taxes) is $296.00. 

Check In/Out:
  • Check in time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check out time: Noon

Hotel Details

Onsite Dining Options:

  • Marriott Marquis Restaurants:
    • Anthem: Open for breakfast and lunch, American fare, (202)824-9386
    • The Dignitary: Open for dinner, American fare, (202) 824-8681
    • High Velocity: Open for lunch and dinner, American fare, (202) 824-9389
    • Lobby Bar: Open for dinner, American fare
    • Starbucks: Open from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Fresh Bites: A fresh, fast, and convenient dining option for delivery or pick-up. Our 24/7 menu offers popular and local favorites. There is a $5 delivery charge included. However there is no service charge added. All items are prepared in sustainable packaging. Open for breakfast (6:00 to 11:00 a.m.), all day (11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.), and late night (11:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.).
  • M Club Lounge: Marriott Rewards Elite members have access to the hotel’s exclusive 6,500-square-foot M Club Lounge with Wi-Fi throughout and an outdoor terrace.

Off-Site Dining Options:

  • Acadiana: Cajun, 0.1 miles
  • Zaytinya: Mediterranean, 0.3 miles
  • Rasika: Indian, 0.7 miles
  • Busboys and Poets: American, 0.4 miles
  • Casa Luca: Italian, 0.3 miles
  • DBGB Kitchen & Bar: French, 0.3 miles

Services and Amenities:

  • All public areas are non-smoking
  • Buffet breakfast, fee: $22.00
  • Cash machine/ATM
  • Coffee/tea in-room
  • Concierge lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Full American breakfast, fee: $22.00
  • Gift/newsstand
  • Housekeeping service daily
  • Laundry onsite, coin operated
  • Mobility accessible rooms
  • Newspaper delivered to room, on request
  • Newspaper in lobby
  • Phone calls: toll-free
  • Room service
  • Safe deposit boxes, front desk
  • Shoeshine stand
  • Valet dry-cleaning
  • Vending machines

Off-Site Conveniences:

  • Washington Hospital Center ER, Medstar, (202) 877-7000 | Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20010
  • CVS Pharmacy, (202) 326-1401 | 1117 10th Street, Washington, DC 20001
  • U.S. Post Office, (202) 232-6301 | 2000 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Health Club Information:

There is complimentary 24-hour health club access for all attendees booked under the ACE Annual Meeting room block.

FedEx Business Services:

  • Copy service
  • Fax service
  • Full-service, onsite, staffed business center
  • Network/Internet printing
  • Overnight delivery/pickup
  • Post/parcel

High-Speed Internet Cost:

Attendees in the ACE Annual Meeting room block will receive complimentary Wi-Fi in their rooms; all rooms have wireless and wired Internet available. For individuals who are not within the ACE Annual Meeting room block, high-speed Internet (to check email or browse the web) is offered for $12.95 per day. Enhanced high-speed Internet (to video chat, stream video, or download large files) is offered for $16.95 per day. There is complimentary wireless Internet in the lobby and public areas.


Overflow Conference Hotels

The Henley Park Hotel Washington DC
926 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Hotel Main Phone: (202) 638-5200

To help accommodate your lodging requirements for the 99th ACE Annual Meeting, we have secured overflow hotel sleeping rooms at the Henley Park Hotel Washington D.C. Staying at the Henley Park Hotel will ensure you are able to quickly and safely travel to the conference programming at the Marriott Marquis.

Nestled in the heart of downtown Washington, DC, the Henley Park Hotel is within 1-min walking distance to the Marriott Marquis DC (across the street). The Henley Park Hotel is a quick walk to popular restaurants, museums, the Verizon Center and Chinatown. Embrace the city’s captivating culture and venture into the vibrant urban hub at the Penn Quarter and Chinatown. Whether you are visiting for business or a sightseeing vacation, this downtown hotel, just steps from the Metro, puts DC at your doorstep. Conveniently located near the Green/Yellow Lines’ Mt. Vernon Square metro station (2 blocks) as well as the Red Line’s Chinatown metro station (6 blocks), you can easily get to any place in the city.

Blending historic charm with contemporary luxury, their spacious guest rooms and suites are designed for modern comfort. As one of the most intimate Washington, DC boutique hotels, they provide personalized services, including Bath & Body Works amenities, spa robes and slippers, and 24-hour room service. The Henley Park truly captures the essence of old and new to create an inviting urban retreat where you feel at home in the heart of Washington, DC.

For reservations, please call 202-638-5200 or 202-414-0503 and identify yourself by asking for American Council on Education. Individual cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to date of arrival. Check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is 12:00pm. The room rate is $229.00 plus a 14.5% occupancy tax (for a total cost of $262.21). To receive the discount, please reserve your room by Friday, February 17, 2017, based on availability.

Click here to reserve your room online. When reserving online, please enter the promo code “ACE” when you select your arrival and departure dates.

Reservations received after the cutoff date will be taken on a space and rate available basis.

Homewood Suites Washington DC Convention Center (Sold Out)
465 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Hotel Main Phone: (202) 628-4663

To help accommodate your lodging needs for ACE’s 99th Annual Meeting, additional hotel rooms are available at the nearby Homewood Suites Washington DC Convention Center. Staying at Homewood Suites will ensure you are able to quickly and safely travel to the conference programming at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC.

Set in the Mount Vernon historic district, the Homewood Suites is a quick walk to popular restaurants, museums, the Verizon Center and Chinatown. It is .4 miles (about a 9-minute walk) from the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC hotel. Conveniently located near the Green/Yellow Lines’ Mt. Vernon Square metro station (3 blocks) as well as the Red Line’s Chinatown metro station (6 blocks), you can easily get anywhere in the city.

Unwind in one of the studio or one-bedroom suites with a full kitchen and living area with sofa sleeper. Homewood Suites will provide complimentary internet access and premium cable on the suite’s 42-inch HDTV. Guest are welcome to have a complimentary hot breakfast each morning as well as a complimentary evening social Monday-Thursday. The hotel also offers 24-hour access to the fitness center as well as dry-cleaning services, a 24-hour business center and a Suite Shop® for any last-minute travel items or snacks.

For reservations, please call 1-844-692-0114 and mention that you are attending the American Council on Education’s 99th Annual Meeting to receive your discount rate. Individual cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to date of arrival. Check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is 12:00pm. The room rate is $249.00 plus a 14.5% occupancy tax (for a total cost of $285.11 per night). To receive the discount, please reserve your room by Friday, February 10, 2017. Space is based on availability.

Click here to reserve your room online.


Additional Hotel Options

Click here for additional hotel options.

These reservations will be made through a third-party travel agent, and not by ACE. Therefore, any questions regarding hotel policies or payments should be directed to the travel agent or the hotel directly at (877) 300-6147.  Shuttle service will not be provided by ACE for these hotel options.

Beware of Housing “Pirates” and “Poachers”

When ACE secures rooms at hotels for our conferences (commonly referred to as room blocks), we research the properties to ensure that our attendees will be adequately accommodated,  guarantee that rooms meet our standards, and are offered at a discounted price.

We have been informed that registrants are sometimes contacted by fax, email, and phone with offers for cut-rate housing. The intent is to convince you that the offer is made on our behalf, or that the soliciting company is a viable alternative to going through our service provider. This is not true. Housing for the ACE Annual Meeting is handled exclusively by ACE and the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC.

How You Can Help:

Don’t be misled!  If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room for the Annual Meeting, please get as much information as you can and pass it on to us at annualmeeting@acenet.edu or (202) 939-9444.


Conference Badge Discounts

Washington DC’s program designed just for you! Experience exclusive access and deals across the city at restaurants, attractions, retail, and performing arts to make your trip just that more memorable. Simply show your badge at participating locations and mind the special instructions.

Download a list of participating locations (PDF, 1MB)


Transportation

Take advantage of public transportation in Washington when you stay at the Marriott Marquis. The Marriott Marquis concierge can help with your transportation needs, whether you require a taxi, rental car, or metro transportation.

Hotel Parking:
  • Self-Parking | Not available
  • Valet Parking | $47 daily (Plus tax. In/out privileges. Limited space.)                      
Airports:

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) (The closest airport to the Marriott Marquis)
Directions to the hotel from the airport

  • Airport phone: (703) 417-8000
  • Hotel direction: 4.6 miles N; roughly 20-minute travel by car
  • This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
  • Alternate transportation: Metro Yellow Line to Mount Vernon Square/Convention Center; fee: $1.70 (one way)
  • Metro service, fee: $1.75 (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: $16 (one way)
  • Driving directions: Travel 0.5 miles north on Aviation Circle and make a slight right onto South Smith Boulevard. Take the ramp onto the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Travel 1.0 miles and take the ramp onto Interstate 395 North to Washington. Travel 0.9 miles to the 12th Street exit toward L’Enfant Promenade. Travel 0.2 miles and make a slight left onto the 12th Street Expressway. After 0.7 miles the expressway will turn slightly to the left and become 12th Street NW. Travel 0.8 miles to L Street NW to Massachusetts Avenue NW and make a slight right. The hotel entrance will be on the left.

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Directions to the hotel from the airport

  • Airport phone: (703) 572-2700
  • Hotel direction: 27.6 miles E; roughly one-hour travel by car
  • This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
  • Driving directions: Exit the airport following signs for Dulles Toll Road/VA-267. Take VA-267 East for 2.3 miles and merge onto Interstate 66 East. Travel 8.3 miles and take the E Street/Interstate 66 East exit on the left. Keep left at the fork in the road. Follow signs for Whitehurst Freeway and merge onto Interstate 66 East. Travel 0.5 miles and take the exit on the left toward Rock Creek Parkway. Travel 0.1 miles to K Street NW and turn right. Travel 1.6 miles to 11th Street NW and turn left. Take the first right onto Massachusetts Avenue NW and the hotel will be on the left.

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
Directions to the hotel from the airport

  • Airport phone: (410) 859-7111
  • Hotel direction: 31.7 miles SW; roughly one-hour travel by car
  • This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
  • Driving directions: Take Interstate 195 West for 1.7 miles to exit 2B and merge onto Interstate 295 South toward Washington. Travel 23.7 miles and merge onto US-50 West. US-50 West will become New York Avenue. Travel 4.8 miles on New York Avenue NE then continue straight into Mount Vernon Place NW. Make a slight right onto Massachusetts Avenue NW and the hotel will be on the right.
Airport Shuttle Information:

SuperShuttle at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport:
SuperShuttle Website 

  • After collecting your luggage, proceed to the SuperShuttle ticket counter on the lower level.
    • TERMINAL A: Ticket counter is across from baggage claim 1A, open daily 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    • TERMINAL B: Ticket counter is between Arrivals doors 4 and 5, open daily 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
    • TERMINAL C: Ticket counter is between Arrivals doors 8 and 9, open daily 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

If for any reason you need assistance locating a representative, or if you have any questions, please call (800) 258-3826 to secure your ride.

SuperShuttle at Washington Dulles International Airport:
SuperShuttle Website

  • Upon arrival, follow the signs to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. Proceed to the SuperShuttle ticket counter, located on the lower level just before the East and West exits, to speak with a uniformed customer service representative. After purchase, a representative will escort you to the loading areas at 1D and 1E.
  • The ticket counter is staffed from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. daily.

If for any reason you need assistance locating a representative, or if you have any questions, please call (800) 258-3826 for further assistance.

SuperShuttle at Baltimore-Washington International Airport:
SuperShuttle Website

Upon arrival, follow signs to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. Proceed to one of the two SuperShuttle ticket counters located on the lower level baggage claim area; near door #2 (Southwest Airlines Terminal – Concourse A) or near door #9 (Concourse C). The ticket counters are open between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. If for any reason you need assistance locating a representative, or if you have any questions, please call (800) 258-3826 for further assistance.

Metro Information:

Metro is the rapid transit system in Washington, DC. The nearest metro station to the hotel is the Gallery Place/Chinatown stop on the Red Line and Mt. Vernon Square 7th Street/Convention Center on the Green and Yellow Lines.

  • Metro Map
  • Please be advised of the Metro Safe Track plan in place during your visit. Safe Track is an accelerated track work plan to address safety recommendations and rehabilitate the Metrorail system to improve safety and reliability. Delays are possible. Please plan accordingly.

Additional Information about Washington, DC

Weather/Temperature Information in DC:

Mid-March the average high is mid-50s while the average low is mid-30s with the mean being in the mid-40s. The weather is very unpredictable. Precipitation is likely. Conference participants are highly encouraged to bring rain-gear and clothing that can be layered for any outdoor activities.

Sites for Visitors of Washington, DC:

 

 

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