BOOK A ROOM
Discounted hotel rooms at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center is reserved only for registered attendees of the 56th Annual IAM Meeting and Expo. In order to receive information and code on how to book your hotel room, you must register for the meeting. The last day to receive the discounted rate is September 7th, 2018.
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HOTEL POACHER & PIRATE ALERT
The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center is the only authorized hotel providing guest room accommodations for the 2018 IAM Annual Meeting & Expo in National Harbor, MD.
If you receive solicitations from any other vendors identifying themselves as the official IAM housing representative or partner, they are NOT authorized to sell guest rooms for the event.
Please contact the IAM Registration office at +1 (202) 624-1740 immediately.
How Hotel Poaching Scams Work
Most poaching agencies do not have a contract with any hotels for room blocks. They will contact a housing wholesaler, such as Expedia, Priceline, etc. to see if rooms are available that they can mark up and sell to unsuspecting guests.
Hotel poachers will claim to be an IAM “partner” or the “official housing company” and will sometimes ask that your room be paid in full, up front. Room poachers often don’t deliver on promises to attendees. When guests arrive, the reservations are often non-existent or the hotels are far from the event location. Sometimes, hefty cancellation charges are billed to your credit card. Poachers often represent themselves as being affiliated with the expo or conference by illegally using trademarked logos.
Only IAM registered attendees can book within the conference’s room block.
How to Avoid Hotel Poachers
- IAM is the only authorized resource that provides attendees hotel reservation information for conference hotels.
- Trust your instincts and the old adage: If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is.
- If you receive an unsolicited call or email from any company that is not IAM, please obtain the name of the company and contact us immediately.
Please note: If a room is booked outside of the official IAM conference room block, we are unable to help.
If you are unsure whether something is legitimate, please contact the IAM Registration office at +1 (202) 624-1740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately before providing your personal, company or credit card information.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
- 8 Miles from the hotel
- Estimated Taxi $28 (USD) – one way
Click here to visit the DCA airport website
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
- 35 Miles from the hotel
- Estimated Taxi $80 (USD) – one way
Click here to visit the IAD airport website
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
- 42 Miles from the hotel
- Estimated Taxi $90 – $110 (USD), one way
Click here to visit the BWI airport website
Parking at the Hotel
- On-site parking, fee: $12 (USD) hourly, $30 (USD) daily
- Valet parking, fee: $45 (USD) daily
Hertz Car Rental on property
- +1 (301) 567-4160