Hotel & Travel Information
We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 AACSB Assessment and Impact Conference. The information below outlines arrangements made for meeting participants.
Meeting Start & End Time
The conference will begin with registration on Sunday, March 17 and will end after lunch on Tuesday, March 19.
Conference Site and Headquarter Hotel
170 Lockwood Boulevard
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403
Tel: +1 843 723 3000
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Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
More Information about Charleston, South Carolina
About the Hotel
Experience true southern hospitality and modern accommodations at its finest at the Charleston Marriott. Overlooking the Ashley River, this hotel offers easy access to beautiful downtown historic Charleston, the old city market, local area beaches, The Citadel, and of course, great dining and entertainment. This downtown Charleston hotel offers luxurious hotel amenities including high-speed wireless internet, shuttle service to the historic district, state of the art business and fitness centers. Savor delicious favorites at the on-site restaurant, Saffire. Unwind enjoying the Ashley River sunset with a cocktail at one of the only roof top bars in Charleston, Aqua Terrace. This destination hotel in downtown Charleston is the one spot where you can work & play, mix & mingle, and relax!
For only $3.00 USD per day, attendees may purchase a ticket for unlimited shuttle rides between the hotel and Vendue Range in downtown Charleston. Vendue Range is about 3 miles (10 minutes) away and adjacent to East Bay Street, which includes a number of restaurants, art galleries, and shops. This is also nearby (0.2 mile) to the famous and historical Rainbow Row. Shuttle tickets may be purchased at the hotel's front desk. Don't miss out on exploring the heart and beauty of Charleston!
Each delegate is responsible for making his or her own hotel reservation. The cost of the hotel room is not included in the registration fee. Any guestroom changes, cancellations, etc., are the delegate’s responsibility and must be made directly with the hotel according to the guidelines below in order to avoid financial penalty. A room block is being held at Charleston Marriott for AACSB Conference participants. Preferred room rate is 175 USD per night, single or double occupancy, plus tax. The current taxes are 14% per room per night (state and local taxes in effect at the time of checkout), plus a $2.24 destination marketing fee. The room rate includes complimentary in-room wireless internet access. When making reservations, please ask for the AACSB room block to receive the preferred room rate. The Charleston Marriott must be contacted no later than February 22, 2019 to receive the group discount room rate. Sleeping rooms are based on availability and may sell out prior to the cut-off date.
When making arrangements through travel websites or an agent, the negotiated AACSB rates may not always be available. Please request your travel agent to book your room in the AACSB-negotiated room block for the event.
We have been made aware that third-party companies, Exhibitor Housing Services (EHS) and Global Expo Travel, are contacting our attendees, introducing themselves as the official ‘housing bureau’ for the event. This is not the case. EHS and Global Expo Travel are not affiliated in any way with AACSB or with the Charleston Marriott. We believe that your information may be compromised and we would strongly recommend that you do not give any personal information, including credit card details to EHS, Global Expo Travel or any other unknown vendor. If you receive an e-mail from these companies, please forward to it to email@example.com.
Hotel Cancellation Policy
All reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card, money order or deposit check. Individuals with guaranteed reservations must cancel their reservation within 48 hours of the scheduled day of arrival to avoid a one-night cancellation charge.
The hotel recommends guests use Julian’s Transportation (Tel. +1 843 270 7774) for round-trip airport transfers to and from Charleston International Airport. The current cost is approximately 35 USD round trip. Reservations required. Be sure to mention you are attending the AACSB conference.
Charleston International Airport offers jet service from Delta Airlines Inc., Atlantic Southeast Airline/Delta Connection, Comair Inc./Delta Connection, United Express, Continental Airlines, and US Airways. Amtrak provides regular passenger service to the Charleston area.
Self-Parking is Complimentary. Valet Parking is 10 USD per night with unlimited in and out privileges.
Visa Invitation Letters
AACSB International’s policy requires attendees be registered and paid in full to receive a visa invitation letter. If you have an invitation letter request, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suggested dress is business casual.