Discounted Hotel Rates & Travel
The 2016 Annual Meeting will be held in San Francisco, CA from January 6–9 at the historic Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel located at 333 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. The academic program will begin on Thursday, January 7 and will conclude on Saturday, January 9. The discounted group rate (under $160 per night before taxes) will include complimentary internet and will be available for bookings the first week in September 2015. The entire conference will be held at the Hilton and the meeting space will be equipped with complimentary wifi.
“The Hilton is located in the center of the Theater District and the heart of downtown San Francisco. This stylish and sophisticated hotel offers and boasts three towers with guest rooms and suites offering exquisite views of the city. Choose a stylish classic room or an ultra-modern contemporary room. Whatever your style preference, each offers the ultimate in comfort and space for the most relaxing stay. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the sparkling outdoor pool or relax in the whirlpool located on the 16th floor deck of this San Francisco hotel. Wake up to Starbucks in the lobby or an extensive buffet selection, and indulge in gastro pub-style cuisine at the stylish and energetic Urban Tavern Restaurant.
There is easy access to public transportation such as MUNI, BART and the famous cable cars. Come early or stay late and enjoy a relaxing stroll through Golden Gate Park to visit the Academy of Sciences and the De Young Museum, or savor delicious delicacies at San Francisco's world-famous Chinatown. Indulge in wine tasting in the Napa or Sonoma valleys, go hiking in Muir Woods National Monument or escape down the rugged California Coast to Monterey and Carmel. Relax at North Beach, discover great food and entertainment at Fisherman's Wharf and shopping at Ghirardelli Square, or take the ferry to Alcatraz."
What is the importance of booking at our official Annual Meeting Hotels?
The AIA and SCS are proud to have produced the Annual Meeting for our professional members for the past 116 years. Financially, we are able to do this by reserving a large block of rooms with a hotel. In exchange, these hotels offer our attendees the guaranteed lowest group rate at the hotel and provide us with complimentary meeting space to hold the meeting. But if we are unable to meet our guaranteed minimum number of registered guests, then the AIA and SCS will have to pay for the unused rooms as well as room rental for the meeting space, which can amount to a severe financial penalty to the non-profits. We request your support by booking within our reserved blocks and helping us continue to produce this meeting for the next 100 years. We thank you for your support.