Discounted Hotel Rates & Travel

Notice: Please read the housing scam warning in the box to the right.

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 of $155 per night plus applicable taxes for a single or double room will include complimentary internet and a 5% discount card to be used in food and beverage outlets (excludes alcohol and room service).  The entire conference will be held at the Hilton and the meeting space will be equipped with complimentary wifi.

You can book your room online at or by phone at 1-800-HILTONS and asking for the Group Code: AIA

“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."

Delta Discount

Delta Airlines is offering attendees a discount between 10% to 2% on domestic flights and 28% to 3% on international flights to San Francisco (airport code SFO). Discounts vary by region and are applicable for flights booked from December 31, 2015 - January 16, 2016. To make a reservation online click here and enter the Meeting Code NMMDQ in the box provided.  From, select Book A Trip, click on Advanced Search and enter the Meeting/Event Code NMMDQ in the box provided on the Search Flights page.  Reservations may also be made by calling our Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328-1111 Monday through Friday 7am-7pm CDT. Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone. 

Airport and Ground Transportation Information

The hotel is only a few blocks from the Powell Street Station on the BART transit line. It is just steps from the Theatre District and Chinatown and is only 13 miles from both the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and the Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK).  The property is also walking distance to the Cable Cars

San Francisco International Airport

Driving Directions: Take Highway 101 North and exit at 7th Street. Turn right on Folsom Street, then left on 5th Street. Turn left onto Ellis Street past Mason St. Garage entrance is on Ellis Street.
Distance from Hotel: 14 mi.              Drive Time: 30 min.
Type Typical Minimum Charge
Limousine 200.00 USD
Super Shuttle 17.00 USD
Subway/Rail 5.65 USD
Taxi 41.00 USD

Metropolitan Oakland International

Driving Directions:  Take Highway 880 North. Take Exit 46* / 80W towards San Francisco/Bay Bridge. Exit at 5th Street in San Francisco. Continue right at Cyril Magnin then left on Ellis st. Hotel garage is 1 block ahead btwn Mason & Taylor Streets.
Distance from Hotel: 20 mi.             Drive Time: 40 min.
Type Typical Minimum Charge
Limousine 200.00 USD
Super Shuttle 27.00 USD
Subway/Rail 5.65 USD
Taxi 60.00 USD

San Jose International Airport (furthest away -not recomended)

Driving Directions: Take Highway 101 North and exit at 7th Street. Turn right onto Folsom, then left onto 5th Street. Left onto Ellis and follow past Mason st. Garage entrance is on Ellis.
Distance from Hotel: 46 mi.            Drive Time: 1 hr.
Type Typical Minimum Charge
Super Shuttle Shuttle Services
Subway/Rail 6.75 USD
Taxi 150.00 USD

Annual Meeting Hotels


NOTICE: AIA and SCS members have received telephone calls and e-mails from individuals representing a company called “EHS” or “Exhibitors Hotel Services” (or  “Global Housing” or “Convention Housing Services”).  These individuals are operating without the consent of either Society and are fraudulently representing themselves as AIA/SCS, the Hilton Hotel, or a housing service hired to process reservations for the joint annual meeting.  They are not authorized in any way by the Societies to handle annual meeting hotel reservations and have no special access to our discounted group block at the Hilton.

No one at AIA, SCS, or the Hilton will ever call you via telephone asking you to book a hotel room, and you will not receive a solicitation via email from any of our affiliated hotels.  The only official conference hotel is the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel located at 333 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. Our rate is $155 per night plus taxes for attendees. Once the Hilton block is filled, we will offer a discounted rate at the Parc 55 San Francisco, a Hilton Hotel located across the street from the conference site at 55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, California, 94102. Our rate at the Parc 55 will be $159 plus taxes. Any offers from other hotels and/or travel agencies are not endorsed by AIA or SCS. We strongly urge attendees to use and book through the official housing web link ( on the AIA (  and SCS ( web sites.

The Societies would like to hear from any member who has been approached in this way.  Please write to Andri Cauldwell at or Heather Gasda at

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.

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