Conference Location and Accommodations
All sessions and meals were held at The Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pennsylvania. In 1930, Milton S. Hershey undertook to build a magnificent hotel overlooking his chocolate factory. Originally, intended as a recreation of a famous Egyptian resort, Cairo’s Heliopolis Hotel, the final design was modeled on a small hotel with a U-shaped base and a tower at either end that the Hershey's had enjoyed on the Mediterranean. The hotel began construction in 1931, and was completed and opened to the public in 1933.
Today, The Hotel Hershey is one of America's landmark hotels. Situated high atop the town of Hershey, Pennsylvania, it is a recipient of both the Forbes Four-Star Award and the AAA Four-Diamond Award. The Hotel Hershey is also a member of Historic Hotels of America.
The Circular Dining Room
The discounted room cost for conference attendees at The Hotel Hershey is US$209 for Standard rate rooms. The deadline for hotel reservations at the discounted rate is September 5, 2012. Attendees are individually responsible for room reservations. Make hotel reservations by contacting The Hotel Hershey directly via telephone at (717) 533-2171 or (800) 533-3131. Please be sure to request the group rate by mentioning that you are with the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference - otherwise you may be charged the hotel's regular rack rate.
Hotel reservations after the deadline date of September 5, 2012 can only be made subject to availability. Check-in is 4:00pm, and check-out is 12:00pm. Please talk to The Hotel Hershey about additional reservation policies. Should your flight arrive early or leave late, please contact the hotel directly to inquire about flexible check-in/check-out times. If you have any questions about your room reservation at The Hotel Hershey, please contact the hotel directly at (717) 533-2171 or (800) 533-3131.
Room at The Hotel Hershey
Transportation to The Hotel Hershey is the attendee's responsibility. The resort is located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, a little over two hours by car from Washington, D.C. and approximately 90 minutes from Baltimore International Airport.
Driving & Parking
The Hotel Hershey website lists driving directions from around the region. Parking is complimentary.
Harrisburg International Airport
Hershey is located 15 minutes from the Harrisburg International Airport (MDT). Eight major airlines operate out of MDT, with direct flights from most major Eastern cities. For more information, visit FlyHIA.com. The Hotel Hershey offers shuttle service to and from MDT for a minimal fee. We recommend you make arrangements for airport pick-up in advance of your arrival. To schedule, please contact (717) 533-2171 and ask for the concierge.
Ronald Reagan National Airport, Dulles International Airport, BWI Airport
Hershey is also easily accessible for air travel via BWI. Transportation is not provided, but can be arranged upon request. Transportation from other Greater Washington Area airports is not available. Please see the Driving/Parking directions.
The Harrisburg Train Station is located 15 minutes from Hershey and is serviced by Amtrak. The Hotel Hershey provides shuttle service to and from the Harrisburg Train Station for a minimal fee. We recommend you make arrangements for train station pick-up in advance of your arrival. To schedule, please contact (717) 533-2171 and ask for the concierge.