Book inside the official ASLA room block by September 14 for discounted registration rates.
Discounted rates have been negotiated for meeting attendees at nine Philadelphia hotels, all within walking distance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Staying at one of ASLA’s official meeting hotels not only provides discounted rates at vetted hotels, it also provides a discount on meeting registration. Save up to $75 on your registration when you book at one of the official meeting hotels when you register online. Individuals who reside within a 50-mile radius of the Pennsylvania Convention Center and do not require a hotel room will automatically be eligible for the discounted registration rates. Mileage will be calculated based on the address on file at the time of registration. Rates are for single or double occupancy. Rates listed do not include applicable state and local taxes. In order to access ASLA group rates and to receive the discount on registration, housing must be booked through Experient, ASLA’s official housing bureau, and the reservation must include the full duration of the attendee’s stay for the annual meeting.
Warning: Look Out for Housing “Poachers”
When ASLA secures sleeping rooms at hotels for the Annual Meeting and EXPO (commonly referred to as room blocks), we research the properties to make certain that our attendees and exhibitors are adequately accommodated. These room blocks are established to ensure that rooms meet our standards and are offered at a discounted price. ASLA partners with Experient, the official registration and housing provider for the 2018 Annual Meeting, to ensure the best experience for our attendees, speakers, and exhibitors.
Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or destination management companies to solicit attendees, speakers, and exhibitors for room reservations during our convention. The practice of room poaching makes it more difficult for us to meet our room block commitments and exposes ASLA to penalties and increased room rates for future conventions.
Often room poachers or housing pirates may misrepresent themselves as ASLA’s official housing provider and attendees and exhibitors may be contacted by fax, email, or phone with offers for cut-rate housing or by creating a website. The poacher might inform attendees, speakers, and exhibitors that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Additional deceptive tactics may include:
- Room pirates/poachers may distribute forms or promotional materials that appear to be issued by ASLA.
- Room pirates/poachers may not deliver on their promises. When attendees or exhibitors arrive at the hotel, reservations are sometimes non-existent or the hotels are not conveniently located.
- Room pirates/poachers may seek to represent themselves as being affiliated with ASLA by illegally using our name or logo.
- Room pirates/poachers may post information online or create websites that attempt to replicate the services available on ASLA’s official Annual Meeting and EXPO website.
Don’t be misled! If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room for the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO who is not a representative with Experient, please get as much information as you can and pass it along to us at email@example.com.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Home2Suites by Hilton Downtown
Aloft Philadelphia Downtown
Le Meridien Philadelphia
Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia City Center
Residence Inn Philadelphia City Center
Philadelphia 201, formerly the Sheraton
Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown City Center
Fairfield Inn and Suites Philadelphia Downtown City Center
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center
The Westin Philadelphia
Philadelphia is accessible by air, rail, and road. ASLA members receive discounted rates with Zipcar, Hertz, and Avis car rentals. For more information visit, www.asla.org/benefits. Amtrak offers discounted fares to Philadelphia using code X77H-999 when making your travel reservations.