Conference Location and Accommodations
All sessions and meals will be held at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia. Kingsmill Resort sits within a large residential planned community on a portion of the Kingsmill Plantation, established in the late 17th century. The resortís Plantation Golf Course is routed along what was once the original plantation, and other resort properties and features are similarly located on plantation grounds. The resort offers two 18-hole championship courses, 15 hard-surface and clay tennis courts, a spa, and a marina on the James River.
Kingsmill Resort River Course, 18th green
The discounted room cost for conference attendees is US$199 for resort view one-bedroom suites. The deadline for hotel reservations at the discounted rate is September 26, 2014. Attendees are individually responsible for room reservations. Make hotel reservations by contacting the Kingsmill Resort directly via telephone at (800) 832-5665 or (757) 253-1703. Please be sure to request the group rate by mentioning that you are with the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference - Group Code US-Taiwan - otherwise you may be charged the hotel's regular rate. To make online reservations, select your arrival and departure dates, choose "Group Code" from the "Enter your access or promotional code" section, and enter the group code US-Taiwan in the code field.
Hotel reservations after the deadline date of September 26, 2014 can only be made subject to availability. Check-in is 4:00pm, and check-out is 11:00am. It is necessary to guarantee the room to a credit card. The hotel must receive any cancellations 72 hours prior to arrival in order to avoid a charge of one night's room and tax. Please talk to the Kingsmill Resort 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. Luggage may be stored at the bell stand for individuals arriving/departing early or late. If you have any questions about your room reservation at the Kingsmill Resort, please contact the hotel directly at (800) 832-5665 or (757) 253-1703.
Guestroom and one-bedroom suite at the Kingsmill Resort
Transportation to the Kingsmill Resort is the attendee's responsibility. The resort is located approximately 190 miles from Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI), approximately 158 miles from the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), and approximately 163 miles from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). Other airports are closeby, and the resort is approximately 25 minutes from the Newport News/Williamsburg Airport (PHF) and 50 minutes from both the Norfolk International Airport (ORF) and from Richmond International Airport (RIC). Driving from Washington, D.C. would take approximately 2.5 hours, depending on traffic.
Amtrak provides twice-daily service from Washington, D.C. to the Williamsburg, VA Transportation Center, located about 5 miles from the resort. The Northeast Regional from WAS to WBG takes around four hours, and costs between $32 and $64 each way.
Driving & Parking
Please note that transportation and parking is the attendee's responsibility. The Kingsmill Resort offers complimentary self-parking. The attendant at the security gate to the Kingsmill residential area will direct you to the parking area for hotel guests.
Driving from Washington, D.C., take I-95 South to I-295 South (the Richmond bypass). From I-295 South, take I-64 East towards Williamsburg/Norfolk. From I-64 East, take exit 242-A onto VA-199 West. Follow VA-199 to the first traffic light, then take a left at the light into Kingsmill. From Norfolk/Newport News, take I-64 West to Exit 242-A and onto VA-199 West. At the first traffic light, take a left into Kingsmill.
Kingsmill Resort provides a complementary shuttle between the rooms, sports club, resort center, and golf clubhouse for hotel guests. The resort shuttle also provides scheduled service to Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, and Water Country USA.