Capturing the energy of the nation’s capital, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel is a superior destination for business and leisure travel. Explore some of the country’s most celebrated attractions, including the White House and the National Mall. Walk to nearby Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Capital One Arena. Host flawless meetings and social affairs in dynamic event space, masterfully designed for gatherings of every type and size. Greet the day with breakfast at Fifteen Squares Restaurant, catch the big game at Presidents Sports Bar & Grille or socialize over drinks at our stylish lounge. After a full day of business or sightseeing, relax in stylish accommodations, featuring Wi-Fi, plush bedding, comfortable workspaces and striking city views. With a fitness center, business center and executive lounge, our hotel is a full-service sanctuary in the middle of one of the world’s most legendary travel destinations.
AAEI has secured a discounted standard guest room rate of $254/per night for the conference. Hotel room rates are subject to the District of Columbia’s local tax, which currently is 14.5%, in effect at the time of check-out.
AAEI does not use affiliate companies or agencies to book its rooms for the conference. Accessing the hotel’s website through AAEI’s links in this conference website, and in AAEI’s event-related emails, are the only legitimate AAEI Conference lodging web links.
About the Area
It’s the Nation’s Capital, the seat of power in the most powerful country in the world. With monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods, true local flavor, Washington, DC is a place unlike any other. It’s your home away from home with free museums and America’s front yard. It’s also the source of most of the political changes that influence trade regulation and trade legislation. One out of six attendees of our annual conference are government representatives who are eager to meet and talk with trade practitioners like you.
Traveling to and around Washington, DC
There are three major airports in the Washington, DC region: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). All three offer multiple U.S. and international flights daily.
Metrorail and Metrobus are the most convenient ways to get around DC, with Metrobus providing connections for locations not serviced by Metrorail. Nearby Metro stations are serviced by the Red, Yellow and Green lines. Metro operates from 5 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and from 7 a.m. to midnight on weekends.
The DC Circulator bus gets rave reviews from residents and visitors alike. It’s free to ride, and travels along six specific routes designed for easy-on, easy-off access at points of interest throughout the District. Schedules for every route are available, and buses run every 10 minutes.
Taxi service is plentiful and economical in DC. Ride-sharing services, like Uber and Lyft, are another great option for getting where you need to go.
And if you prefer to explore on two wheels, Bike and Roll DC offers rentals and has a wide variety of bikes to choose from, including kids’ bikes and attachments. With each rental, helmets, locks and a map are included, and the friendly staff will help you plan your route to explore the city. Additionally, Capital Bikeshare has over 350 stations across DC, Virginia and Maryland. Its fleet includes more than 3,000 bicycles.
Peak: $2.25 min, $6 max
Off-Peak: $2 min, $3.85 max
Peak fares are in effect weekdays from opening to 9:30 am and 3-7 pm and weekends midnight to closing.
UBER (4 passengers)
UberX base fare: $1.21
UberX cost per minute: $0.30
UberX cost per mile: $0.80
UberX service fee: $2
Minimum fare: $7
Cancellation fee: $5
prices subject to surge pricing
LYFT (4 passengers)
Lyft base fare: $1.21
Lyft service fee: $2.30
price per minute: $0.30
price per mile: $0.80
Minimum fare: $5
Cancellation fee: $5
city tax: $0.025
(NOTE: Lyft trips to and from Dulles International [IAD] and Reagan National [DCA] airports are subject to a $4.00 surcharge. The fare includes a “DC Fee” remitted to the District of Columbia for trips originating within the District)
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