***IMPORTANT: WE HAVE RECEIVED CONFIRMATION THAT THE TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER AND OUR CONFERENCE HOTELS ARE ALL FINE FOLLOWING HURRICANE IRMA, SO PLEASE BE ADVISED AVS 64 WILL PROCEED AS PLANNED***

Housing & Travel

AVS is pleased to offer special rates at three downtown Tampa hotels Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina (Headquarters), Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown and Westin Tampa Harbour Island. 

Keep in mind that reserving a room in this convention block helps AVS meet its financial commitments to the host city and retain lower registration fees as well as a high quality conference with the features and services you are accustomed too. Reservations open July 6, 2017 and close October 5, 2017.
 
Due to limited space we recommend booking as early as possible to receive this special rate—please note that once the reserved room block is full, the room availability and rate are not guaranteed and may vary.

Hotel Reservations

Reservations open July 6, 2017 and close October 5, 2017

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina (Headquarters)
700 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
Single/Double: $199*
Wireless: Complimentary in Guest Room
Parking: $28 valet
*Government Rates Available

Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown
513 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL, 33602
Single/Double: $200* (includes breakfast)
Wireless: Complimentary in Guest Room
Parking: $24 valet parking
*Government Rates Available

Westin Tampa Harbour Island
725 South Harbour Island Blvd.
Tampa, FL, 33602
Single/Double: $185
Parking: $10 self-parking; valet $26

Hilton Tampa Downtown
211 North Tampa Street
Tampa, FL 33602
Single/Double: $199


Reservation Cancellation for Attendees:
Reservations can be cancelled without penalty up to 72 hours prior to the day of arrival. Failure to arrive on your confirmed arrival date will result in one night’s room & tax charged to the credit card provided and your entire reservation will be cancelled. A credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. Cancellations can be made via the website or via e-mail, avs@experient-inc.com until 11:00 pm EST on October 5, 2017. Please contact the hotel directly after October 13, 2017, for all cancellations and changes. Please do not call the hotel prior to October 13, 2017, as the hotel may not have record of your reservation.
 
Reservation Cancellation for Exhibitors:
Due to hotel stipulations, a minimum number of blocked rooms must be utilized by the AVS; therefore, the FINAL day to cancel your reservation without penalty is 5:00 p.m. EST on September 1, 2017. Reservations cancelled AFTER 5:00 p.m. EST on September 1, 2017, will be assessed a cancellation fee equal to one night's room and tax per reservation. NOTE: The reservation cancellation fee is in addition to any hotel charges you may incur. If you cancel directly with the hotel, you will still be charged the cancellation fee. You are also subject to your individual hotel’s cancellation policy. Hotel requires cancellation of 72 hours prior to the day of arrival. Failure to arrive on your confirmed arrival date will result in one night’s room and tax charged by the hotel to the credit card provided and your entire reservation will be cancelled.
 
A credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. Changes to your reservation can be made via the website or via e-mail, avs@experient-inc.com until 11:00 pm EST on October 5, 2017. Please contact the hotel directly after October 13, 2017, for all cancellations and changes. Please do not call the hotel prior to October 13, 2017, as the hotel may not have record of your reservation.

Roommate Matching

The AVS 64 Roommate Matching Bulletin Board is provided as a courtesy to assist conference attendees who wish to share a Hotel room at the annual Symposium & Exhibition. Participants must assume full responsibility for all arrangements and circumstances that may arise from them. If you would like to add a message to this board, click the link below, please be aware that all posts must be approved before they appear on this page. Your post will appear within 48 hours.

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Airport

Centrally located, Tampa International Airport is just seven miles west of downtown Tampa. On an average day, the airport is home to more than 100,000 visitors. Tampa International Airport offers 273 daily nonstop scheduled departures to 68 domestic destinations and 42 weekly nonstop scheduled departures to five international markets. The efficient layout of the airport eliminates hassles and delays, ensuring swift and comfortable movement for passengers.
 
Ground Transportation from the Airport
Taxi Ride: $25 approximately each direction.
Shuttle Ride: $12-$15 approximately each direction


From Tampa International Airport (TPA) to Marriott (8 Miles):
Exit Tampa International Airport
Merge onto I-275 North (towards Tampa).
Exit onto North Ashley Drive.
Turn left onto E. Whiting Street
Turn right onto S. Franklin Street
Turn left on Old Water St. Hotel is on the right.
 
From Tampa International Airport (TPA) to Embassy Suites (7 Miles):
Exit Tampa International Airport
Merge onto I-275 North (towards Tampa).
Exit onto North Ashley Drive.
Turn left onto E. Whiting Street
Turn right onto S. Franklin Street
Turn left onto Channelside Drive
Turn right onto S. Florida

Parking

For a map of parking options downtown, visit http://www.discoverintown.com/public/tcc/TCC-Downtown.pdf. Costs range from $10-$40 per day.

Climate

Tampa's weather is a combination of bright sunny days tempered by gentle bay breezes. In the fall, the days are pleasantly warm, while the evenings can be a bit cooler. The average annual temperature in Tampa is a comfortable 73 degrees. Loose, lightly colored clothing is recommended for daytime activities; a lightweight jacket or sweater is a good choice for the evening, especially for activities on or near the water. Sunscreen rated SPF 15 or higher is also a must for visitors of all ages.

 
 
Experient is the Official Housing Provider for AVS 64. The AVS has worked diligently with the hotels in Tampa to establish room blocks for attendees and exhibitors. Improper solicitation of hotel reservations from any company or housing provider other than Experient is not approved by AVS. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to be for lower rates; however they may be illegitimate, have unreasonable cancellation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable. Please be aware of, and report any unauthorized solicitation to della@avs.org.



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