Conference Location and Accommodations
All sessions and meals will be held at the Loews Annapolis Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland. The hotel is located in downtown Annapolis, just blocks from the harbor and within walking distance to shops, dining, attractions, and activities. Guests can easily stroll to historic landmarks and mansions, including the U.S. Naval Academy, and to see the Chesapeake Bay.
The discounted room cost for conference attendees at the Loews Annapolis Hotel is US$159 for Run of the House rooms. The deadline for hotel reservations at the discounted rate is August 29, 2013. Attendees are individually responsible for room reservations. Make hotel reservations by contacting the Loews Annapolis Hotel directly via telephone at (800) 526-2593. Please be sure to request the group rate by mentioning that you are with the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference - Group Code UST930 - otherwise you may be charged the hotel's regular rate. To make online reservations at www.loewsannapolis.com, select your arrival and departure dates, choose "Group" from the Partner/Group Rates dropdown, and enter the group code UST930 in the code field.
Hotel reservations after the deadline date of August 29, 2013 can only be made subject to availability. Check-in is 4:00pm, and check-out is 12:00pm. It is necessary to guarantee the room to a credit card. The hotel must receive any cancellations 24 hours prior to arrival in order to avoid a charge of one night's room and tax. Please talk to the Loews Annapolis Hotel 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 Loews Annapolis Hotel, please contact the hotel directly at (410) 263-7777.
Room at the Loews Annapolis Hotel
Transportation to the Loews Annapolis Hotel is the attendee's responsibility. The hotel is located approximately 24 miles from Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI), approximately 37 miles from the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), and approximately 60 miles from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).
The Airport Shuttle operates a shuttle service to/from all three airports to the Loews Annapolis Hotel. The shuttle rates are approximately $41 from BWI, $89 from DCA, and $98 from IAD per person. Airport Quick Connection offers sedan, limo & taxi service to/from all three airports to the Loews Annapolis Hotel. Their rates are approximately $70 from BWI, $89 from DCA, and $130 from IAD per person.
Driving & Parking
For local attendees, please note that parking is the attendee's responsibility. The Loews Annapolis Hotel charges $23 a day for Valet Parking and $20 for Self-Parking. You can also park at the Knighton Parking Garage, a public parking garage two blocks away, for $10/day. Street-side meter parking is available, along with parking in several other garages within Annapolis.
Annapolis Transit offers shuttle services and a fixed-route bus system within Annapolis. The base cash fare is $2. In addition, the Annapolis Circulator trolley offers free transportation within the Annapolis historic downtown district. The trolley runs on a fixed 10-minute schedule, and is accessible directly from outside the Loews Annapolis Hotel.
Annapolis also offers water taxis for boaters and for sightseeing.