2017 Annual Gathering

Hotel and Travel

The 2017 Annual Gathering will be at the Marriott Marquis Houston located at: 1777 Walker Street, Houston, Texas, 77010

As one of the newest additions to the scenic Houston skyline, the Marriott Marquis Houston captures the bold spirit of Texas while embracing the best of Southern hospitality. Nearby attractions include the new Avenida Plaza with four restaurants, Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center and BBVA Compass Stadium in the nearby entertainment districts.

$199 single/double, plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 17%). This rate includes complimentary in-room Internet for all Marriott Rewards Members (a $12.95 per 24-hour added value). Join Now to be eligible for free in-room Wi-Fi. Hotel cut-off date has been extended to Tuesday, September 12.

Book online using CCUSA's Dedicated Reservation Page.

Local Airports
The hotel is located 9.8 miles northwest of William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and 20.2 miles Southwest of George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

Transportation options from HOU to the Marriott Marquis Houston:
Super Shuttle
$20 USD, one-way

Estimated fare: $35 USD, one-way

Transportation options from IAH to the Marriott Marquis Houston:
Super Shuttle
$25 USD, one-way

Estimated fare: $50 USD, one-way

Why Stay at the Official Conference Hotel?

The official conference hotel is the center of conference activities. It's a quick trip to get to the sessions, provides opportunities for networking with other conference attendees, and it makes it easy to return to your room.

Also, in return for the use of the hotel’s meeting facilities, the conference guarantees the hotel that a certain percentage of attendees will stay in that hotel. The hotel generally discounts the rate for conference attendees from their normal charges. If the conference does not meet the contracted sleeping room commitment, the hotel gets paid anyway. Unfilled rooms can cost the conference thousands of dollars in financial penalties.

What if we don't contract for sleeping rooms? Attendees will pay more to stay at the conference hotel. The conference will incur additional expenses for meeting room rental fees, which can be quite costly. The hotel will not hold a block of rooms for attendees, which may leave some people quite a distance from the conference venue. In short, the conference ends up with higher expenses; many of those attending will pay a higher price for their hotel rooms, future conference registration fees will be pushed higher.

Please support the conference and CCUSA by staying at the conference hotel.



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